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Taxes – like High School Graduation – come each June

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2022 10:48 AM

Most of you need no reminder that your property taxes are due by midnight on June 30th.

This is the money needed to run the Fire Department, Public Works Department, Municipal Enforcement, Culture and Recreation, etc. Back in 2014, we asked some Grade 4 students to talk about taxes. That was eight years ago which means these bright and engaged students are graduating High School this year.

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Take a stand for the mighty elm tree

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 09:00 AM

They keep us cool during the summer, give us shelter from frigid winter winds and clean the air we breathe. Trees play an important role in the sustainability of our towns and cities. A healthy urban tree canopy helps regulate temperatures, protects against ground erosion (think floods), and provides shelter for local wildlife.

Maintaining an urban canopy isn’t as simple as planting trees anywhere. Trees are planted based on longevity, drought resistance and the climate zone they flourish in....

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Strategic Plan Update

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022 09:25 AM

A new City Council was elected in October 2021 and one of the first orders of business for them was to approve the 2022 Operating and Capital budgets. Part of the 2022 Operating Budget included funding for public engagement to help inform the 2023 – 2026 Strategic Plan. Review the current 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Let’s talk about what a Strategic Plan is and why it is important.

For an organization like the City of Fort Saskatchewan, that has many different responsibilities and types of services...

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6 Ways to Keep the Cheer In the Fort This Year

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 11:19 AM

With the holidays drawing near, it’s time to think about ways to spread seasonal cheer. These six activities will help you celebrate in style—and Support Your Fort at the same time!

1. Attend Local Holiday Events

One of the best ways to enjoy the season is by attending local events with family and friends. Many of us have been feeling isolated since the start of 2020, so we especially appreciate opportunities to get together safely and celebrate, including:

  • LightsUp! Celebration: Join your family...

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Canada Day: Past & Present

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 09:30 AM

Get your face paint and mini-maple leaf flags ready! Canada Day is upon us and the light is finally appearing at the end of a very long pandemic tunnel. Although we’re not quite back to normal yet, this year’s Canada Day celebration will have more activities than last year. However, some of our traditional ways of celebrating Canada’s Confederation will remain altered to maintain physical distancing. Residents can fill up on pancakes at a drive-thru breakfast before heading downtown to take in the...