CityPage January 10, 2019 Edition

Posted On Thursday January 10, 2019

In this week's addition: 2019 Transit Fare Updates, Christmas Tree Collection, Registration Day, and much more ...

2019 Transit Fare Updates

January 1, 2019

  • Shoppers Drug Mart at 100 Westpark Blvd now sells transit passes and tickets!
  • Everyone Rides, the new low-income transit subsidy program, offers a 50% discount off transit passes to those who qualify. Pass sales for this program begin January 1, 2019 at the Dow Centennial Centre and City Hall. Riders must first register before purchasing their pass. Forms can be downloaded from the City of Fort Saskatchewan website or can be found at City Hall, Dow Centennial Centre or Harbour Pool.

February 1, 2019

  • Some transit fares will be increasing beginning February 1st, 2019. The new fares will be advertised once they are approved by Council on January 22nd, 2019.

More information: transit@fortsask.ca / 780-992-6248


Snow Angels Needed

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

More information: 780-992-6623


How to recycle your Christmas tree

Place your Christmas tree curbside for City Staff to pick up. Collection will occur January 14 to January 25, 2019.

  • Natural trees only.
  • All tinsel and decorations must be removed.
  • Trees must be left at curbside unwrapped, not placed in a tarp or bag.

OR

Drop your tree off at the Waste Transfer Station, located at:

8609 - 111 Street
Monday through Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Trees will be chipped and the by-product will be used in City operations and available for sale in the New Year.

More information:

Transfer/Recycling Station
780-992-6152

Public Works Department
publicworks@fortsask.ca
780-992-6248


Snowplow Safety

Safety is the City's #1 Priority

  • Never pass a snowplow on the right hand side unless the operator stops or slows down and signals you to pass.
  • Be careful and keep a safe distance (30 metres) from any snowplow, grader or truck and loader during snow removal.
  • Observe the signs posted or follow the directions of the crew.
  • A map of snow removal routes is available at fortsask.ca/snow.

More information: publicworks@fortsask.ca / 780-992-6248


Registration Day

Register for programs or classes, sign up to volunteer at cultural events, and learn about community organizations.

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Location: Dow Centennial Centre Sherritt Cultural Pavilion, Lions Mane & Pride

More information: fortsask.ca/registrationday


Sourdough bread making at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Date: February 11, 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Kinsmen Room in the CN Station

Sourdough bread is healthy and delicious! Bring a jar and take some starter home, learn to feed it, grow it and make it into loaves of many shapes and types. Please register through GoLeisure with Course ID# 6509 or by calling 780-992-6400 at least one week prior to the class date.


Be Safe. Be Considerate.

Putting snow onto the street causes hazards.

Bylaw C4-10 prohibits homeowners from placing snow from driveways and sidewalks onto city streets. This excess snow is a hazard to motorists. Please be considerate and keep our streets safe for everyone.

Everyone can help after a heavy snowfall

  • Watch for snow removal signs, they will be posted 72 hours before plowing in residential and central business district areas.
  • Avoid parking vehicles on the street when a snowplow is expected.
  • Park in your driveway whenever possible.
  • Keep unused vehicles off the street.
  • Refrain from depositing snow onto the street.

Remember, it’s difficult to plow around vehicles. A map of snow removal routes is available at fortsask.ca/snow.

More information: publicworks@fortsask.ca / 780-992-6248


Harbour Pool News

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Please note that Harbour Pool will be closed December 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019 for our annual shutdown. Office hours during the shutdown will be from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Harbour Pool Customer Service 780-992-6162


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.