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City of Fort Saskatchewan response to Provincial launch update

Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 03:00 PM

On Tuesday, June 9th the Premier of Alberta announced that Stage 2 of the provincial relaunch plan would be enacted this Friday, June 12th. The provincial announcement also established that some services scheduled to reopen in Stage 3 of the relaunch plan will now open in Stage 2. The province acknowledged that the change in plan was a testament to the hard work of Albertans to flatten the curve and help stop the spread of COVID -19.

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is adjusting our reopening plans in...

A Statement from The City of Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 06:00 AM

The world is going through a very difficult time that will have a lasting impact on our lives. Right now, all eyes are on what’s happening in the United States highlighting the history of violence towards people of colour. Systemic discrimination is not only a concern for the United States. It is something societies all around the world struggle with, including Canada.

“Municipal governments have an important role to play in fostering equity and respect for all citizens. The City of Fort Saskatchewan...

Fire in Westpark caused $30,000 damage to home

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 12:15 PM

On Monday, June 1 at 7:20 p.m. a call came to the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department reporting fire in the basement of 25 Westwood Lane. Five apparatus responded to the incident that included 15 firefighters from Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County through our mutual aid agreement.

“The good news is the first engine arrived on scene within 7 minutes of the 9-1-1 call and the fire was extinguished within 8 minutes,” explained Fire Chief Shawn McKerry.

Three occupants were in the home at the time...

Canada Day to have Virtual Components

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 08:15 AM

As we weather through the COVID-19 pandemic together, it is important to continue celebrating the positive moments. While the limitations put on gatherings remain, they do not limit our creativity, pride or spirit. Which is why, we, the City of Fort Saskatchewan are excited to announce that Canada Day celebrations this year will continue virtually. We have been working hard with municipalities around the Edmonton Metropolitan Region to bring you one joint celebration for 2020. The City of Beaumont,...

Dandelion control is evolving

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2020 02:15 PM

Around our city and in our lawns, the dandelion is a yearly nuisance. The City deals with dandelions in a different way than you as a homeowner but weather plays a part with the abundance of the yellow flowers.

Dandelions like hot dry weather, this is why we see them in the late spring before the June rains. With roots that can grow up to 2 feet long and are brittle, they easily break off if you try to pull them. If you don't remove the whole root, they will grow up again. That's why your yard could...