CityPage September 19, 2019 Edition

Posted On Thursday September 19, 2019

In this week's addition:

MDP Engagement, Fort Centre Park Public Open House, Recycling Changes, FCSS Programs, Enchanted Forest Registration now open, and more...


Help Shape the Future of Fort Saskatchewan

Our city is expected to grow to 50,000 people by the year 2045. Now is the time to plan how we want to grow.

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) expresses the community’s long term vision.

What we heard

Results for the online MDP survey and workshops have been evaluated and a summary of the results is now available.

View the MDP at: fortsask.ca/mdp

Where do we go from here?

We will be seeking your feedback again as we build the Vision and Pillars of the MDP. Your input has been used to build these ideas and we want to know if they resonate with you.

We will be out in the community at:

  • the Farmer’s Market on Sept. 12 & 19;
  • the DBC Fall Festival on September 21.

We will also have an online questionnaire available from September 16 to 27.


Public Open House

Everyone welcome! Fort Centre Park

Monday, September 30, 2019
City Hall, main foyer
6:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Dow Centennial Centre, Shell Theatre
6:00 - 8:00pm

Come view concept drawings for future park planning.

Click the image to enlarge


Harbour Pool News

Public Swims

Community Loonie Swim

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

A special thank you to Panago Pizza for sponsoring this event.

New Fall Swim Schedule Available

Check out the Fall Swim Schedule, in effect September 1 - December 31, at fortsask.ca/pool.

Harbour Pool Customer Service 780-992-6162


Recycling Changes

We get it – you’re frustrated, confused, and discouraged after hearing about some of the plastics we can’t recycle anymore. We’re upset too, but we need your help and savvy-sorting abilities to ensure that all the other items that are still accepted in our blue bags actually get recycled!

As you may have read either from us, a neighbouring municipality, or a national news source, the recycling industry has experienced a roadblock. Turns out that a lot of materials Canada has been sending overseas to get recycled wasn’t actually being used and ended up creating some significant litter issues. We now have the opportunity to ensure the material being thrown away in Fort Saskatchewan is handled responsibly with no negative impacts to human health or the environment.

NOT accepted in the blue recycling bags:

Plastic Film & Flexible Plastic Bags: Grocery bags, plastic food wrap, plastic food bags, bread bags, cereal bags, plastic bags from frozen food items (such as frozen fruit and pre-made hashbrowns), plastic food pouches (such as squeezable baby food).

Single-Use, Food Trays, & Convenience Plastic Packaging: To-go cups (hot and cold), pre-portioned food cups (such as single serve yogurt cups), Clamshells (hinged plastic often containing berries, grapes, baked-goods), plastic tray inserts in pre-packaged foods (such as cookies).

Glass (bring to Recycling Depot), plastic foam, all lids and caps from plastic bottles, spiral-bound containers (such as Pringles), and non-beverage tetra-packs (such as soup broth).

ACCEPTED in the blue recycling bags:

Plastic containers that are difficult to bend, fold or crunch, such as salad dressing bottles, condiment bottles, shampoo/soap bottles, and plastic containers for laundry detergent/dishwasher tabs.

Non-plastics such as newspaper, envelopes, flyers, cardboard, boxboard, tin/aluminum cans and beverage containers.

More info: Waste Hotline 780-992-6218 | waste@fortsask.ca | FortReport.ca | Fort Sask Waste app | fortsask.ca/recycle


Getting to School in September

Going to school in Fort Sask?

Did you know that students attending school in Fort Saskatchewan pay only $20.40 a month or $1.50 a trip to take the bus?

Going to school in Edmonton?

The U-Pass gets you free transit on all Fort Sask transit routes including route 580 to Clareview LRT. Students attending the following schools will be provided a U-Pass: MacEwan, NAIT, NorQuest College and University of Alberta. Passes are valid at all times throughout the school year.


Finn Sheep Wool

The Gift Shop in the Warden’s Residence at the Fort Heritage Precinct now has our Finn sheep wool for sale. This Finn yarn has natural softness, drape and luster and is ideal for sweaters or shawls. It comes in 3 different plies or a mini sample package. Drop by and check it out along with other unique items in the Gift Shop!


The Hold Me Tight® Program

Conversations for connection - a relationship education group for couples

Learn the essential conversations for a successful relationship which will include private exercises with your partner and watching video demonstrations. These tools will help you to understand and improve your relationship with your partner.


Based on the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love By: Dr. Sue Johnson

Couples are invited to join this full weekend session on:

Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

West River’s Edge, 1975 River Valley Drive
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Call Jennifer at 780-997-4164 to register for this FREE workshop! Please bring your own lunch.


Childhood Anxiety

Understanding and helping children heal

Anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 10090 93Ave

To register, please call 780-992-0103 or email fortsaskboysandgirlsclub@hotmail.com


Snow Angels Needed

Can you help a Senior with snow shoveling this winter? If you are interested applications can be found online at fortsask.ca/snowangels or picked up at City Hall.

More information: 780-992-6267


Enchanted Forest

Registration is now open!

Local organizations, businesses, and companies can register online at: fortsask.ca/enchanted.

Take a festive tour from November - January 2020

Christmas trees will be viewable at City Hall, Fort Saskatchewan Public Library, and the Dow Centennial Centre & Sherritt Cultural Pavilion.


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

For more information and a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.



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