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The Future of Indoor Recreation

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 09:00 AM

Fort Saskatchewan is an active community! Our recreation facilities are full of participants from hockey, swimming, figure skating, fitness programs, personal training, community groups, as well as many individuals enjoying a leisure activity. There’s something for everyone…or is there?

A new study underway by the City of Fort Saskatchewan is asking some questions about how the facilities are currently used, and how they are meeting the needs of our organized sports and community groups as well as...

Council Column – October 27, 2022

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022 09:00 AM

Have your say on Infrastructure by Mayor Gale Katchur

Since being elected to Council in 2007 and becoming Mayor in 2010, I have seen our City Council become involved in advancing many new infrastructure projects in Fort Saskatchewan. While most people will agree building new infrastructure is required if our community wants to provide excellent quality of life for our citizens, others fail to recognize the benefits.

I am always reminded of the Dow Centennial Centre (DCC) and the opposition that...

Council Column – October 20, 2022

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2022 09:00 AM

by Councillor Birgit Blizzard

It’s always sad to see summer end. This year has been a stellar summer, nice and hot (if you like that). Lots of time to be outside doing whatever you like to do. Fall is off to a great start, too. September was unusually warm; most of the month had temperatures above average. With the return of fall we have beautiful golden trees again. By the time you read this though, they may be bare.

Fall also brings a lot of fun activities: The Downtown Business Council...

Council Column – September 29, 2022

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 09:00 AM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by Councillor Jibs Abitoye

Last week, I was a member of a panel at the Alberta Municipalities Convention and Trade Show, and I had the opportunity to speak on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to a room full of municipal leaders. It was an honour to shed light on this important topic with grassroot decision‐makers so that people of all backgrounds are supported in our various communities across Alberta.

Let’s start by explaining what DEI means and what...

Tax talk

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.