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Skatepark Open

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 07:00 AM

The Fort Saskatchewan skatepark expansion is now open for use.  Participants are asked to stay away from the snow fenced area to allow the new sod to set.  To celebrate this much anticipated expanded park, The City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Fort Saskatchewan Skateboard Society are excited to host a Grand Opening on Saturday, September 14. Everyone is invited.

The Fort Saskatchewan Skateboard Society will offer skateboard demonstrations and a fundraising BBQ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...

A Vibrant Downtown Public engagement summary report available

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 07:00 AM

In March of this year, The Economic Development department spearheaded a public engagement opportunity called Vibrant Downtown to focus on what we want our downtown to be, an how we might make some decisions in the next three years to really see some impacts on the face of downtown.

Workshops were held on March 1 and 2 with 33 participants attending. Following the workshops, an online survey that included some ideas generated from the workshops was fielded and 548 surveys were completed. Much of the...

Tourism Hosting Grant Awarded to Fort Saskatchewan Baseball

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 08:30 AM

The Fort Saskatchewan Minor Baseball has been awarded $3,000 for hosting the upcoming U11 Mosquito and U18 Midget Red Sox Provincials this summer. The Red Sox Mosquito will be held July 29 – 29 at Turner Park Diamond. The Red Sox Midget will be held August 2 – 4 at Legion Baseball 1. Both Provincial tournaments will have teams representing different districts across the province.

The Fort Saskatchewan Tourism Hosting Grant program is accepting applications. Eligible events will promote the City and...

Global Demand Changes Recycling As We Know It

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:30 AM

New regulations in China force North American municipalities to search for domestic solutions

Since the 80’s kids have learned about the ‘Three R’s” – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We collect all our empty single use plastics for our blue bags and place them on the curb on our collection days. But, have you ever wondered where the recyclables go? Or, who even wants them? The answer to both questions is…China.

For over 25 years, China is the largest purchaser of plastic products in the world. In fact,...

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 09:30 AM

Did you know Alberta has the largest DED-free American elm stand in the world, worth over one billion dollars? Did you also know we’re at risk of losing it ALL to Dutch Elm Disease? We need your help to save our beautiful elm trees from this deadly disease.

What is Dutch Elm Disease (DED)?

DED is caused by a fungus that clogs the elm tree's water conducting system, and causes it to die. The fungus is primarily spread from one elm tree to another by three species of beetles:

  • the smaller European,
  • the...