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MEDIA ADVISORY: City of Fort Saskatchewan Unveils Rainbow Crosswalk

Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 06:45 AM

The City Fort Saskatchewan is an inclusive community that welcomes everyone. The city will unveil its first rainbow crosswalk in a colourful celebration with attendance from Mayor Gale Katchur; Members of Fort Saskatchewan City Council; Kristi Wahl, Youth and Family Coordinator; representatives from the altView Foundation and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community (our guests will be available to media). We’ll have flags, a cake cutting and group walk across the Rainbow Walk.

  • Event: Rainbow Crosswalk Unveiling ...

Good neighbour + fast response = prevented tragedy

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 06:45 AM

Last Sunday, September 1 at 3:45pm, a neighbour overheard a fire alarm system from an adjacent property. The neighbour immediately called 911. A fire engine was dispatched and were on scene within only a few short minutes to the Southpointe neighbourhood.

When fire crews arrived, they reported that there was no sign of concern from the outside of the home but after further investigation through the house’s windows they could see that home was filling with smoke. Quickly firefighters forced entry into...

Volunteers help restore the old jail cemetery

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Volunteers of the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society took on a big job this summer – the restoration of the old gaol (jail) cemetery. The white crosses in this small cemetery mark the final resting place for inmates who died while serving time at the Provincial Gaol. The graves are unidentified, their names lost to history. The cemetery was a place to bury people whose families could not, or would not claim them. It was originally located further west with a list and map to identify all buried...

Sheep Week is baaack!

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 07:15 AM

Celebrate all of the fun of sheep with trivia, pictures, videos and more

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is celebrating Sheep Week for the week of August 26 to September 1. The City’s social media outlets are filled with sheep facts, pictures, crafts and highlights of our favourite woolly friends. Using #SheepWeek, you too can get involved on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Enter our #sheepie contest to win a great prize. Submit a photo with you and any sheep (real or fake – get creative!) and share...

Retail Gap Analysis Results Released

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 08:30 AM

In May of this year The City of Fort Saskatchewan hired Key Planning Strategies, Colliers International and Keyfax Market Research to conduct a city-wide retail market and gap analysis. A consumer intercept survey in May allowed residents to provide their insights on retail shopping in Fort Saskatchewan. The last retail market and gap analysis was completed in 2016.

The study is complete and some key findings substantiate that Fort Saskatchewan is a regional service hub representing a $1.2 billion...