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Fire ban lifted for Strathcona County

Council Meetings in June

Enviroservice events this summer

Council approves implementation from ‘org’ review

Tuesday, June 11 Tuesday, June 25 Council Meeting 2 p.m. Council Meeting 2 p.m. Council Open House 5:30 p.m. Public Hearings 5 or 7 p.m. Public Hearings 5 or 7 p.m.

Do you have old paint, hazardous waste and/or electronics? Bring them to one of the Enviroservice events for proper disposal or recycling. Next events: June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and June 27, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 420 Streambank Avenue, Sherwood Park. Please follow all signs. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514

Residents are advised to remain cautious when burning as conditions may change. • www.strathcona.ca/sces 780-467-5216 County Council has approved an approach to implement recommendations arising from “In Pursuit of Excellence,” an extensive, organization-wide review of the County’s operations, procedures and structures. The report, which outlines 87 recommendations, is available on the County website. • www.strathcona.ca/farmerreport 780-464-8089 Imagine Bremner—help grow a new community

Strathcona County is developing a growth management strategy for a new urban community called Bremner, an area northeast of Sherwood Park, to consider how the area should be developed and guide future planning. Watch for a launch June 12, and community visioning sessions June 13 and 15. See page 8. • www.strathcona.ca/imaginebremner 780-464-8295 County’s newest fire station now operational

The County’s newest—Fire Station 6—is now in operation and responding to emergency calls from 915 Bison Way in Sherwood Park (next to the RCMP detachment). Construction continues in preparation for administration to move into the new building this summer. All existing stations will remain in operation. • www.strathcona.ca/sces 780-467-5216 Roads bans lifted, effective June 1 at 7 a.m.

Axle-weight restrictions revert to 90 per cent summer axle weights on the majority of County roads. Thank you for lightening your load to protect our roads. • www.strathcona.ca/tas 780-417-7100 CountyWorks

Find up-to-date information on County construction projects—check out our new interactive map at www.strathcona.ca/countyworks. For information on the Anthony Henday Drive project, visit www.northeastanthonyhenday.com. • www.strathcona.ca/tas 780-417-7100

May 31, 2013

Meetings are subject to change or cancellation. Meetings are held in Council Chambers in the Community Centre, 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. Council meetings are now webcast. Go to the Strathcona County website to watch and listen to meetings live. Or, view them later online for up to six months after the meeting date. Agendas and reports are available by the Friday before the meeting date on the County website, at the Council meeting and at the Strathcona County Library. Council Meetings 780-464-8105 or 780-464-8060 www.strathcona.ca/localgovernment

Council Committee Meetings 780-464-8296

Pride of Strathcona Award presentations

Most often we think water restrictions occur in the summer during long periods of hot, dry weather. But did you know water restrictions can happen any time and can be planned or unplanned? When a water restriction or ban is called, watch for signs posted around the community. Know what you can and can’t do during these times. • www.strathcona.ca/waterban 780-467-7785

Thirteen individuals and four groups comprise the recipients who will be recognized at this year’s Pride of Strathcona Awards ceremony. The event takes place on Monday, June 24 at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, starting at 7 p.m. A reception follows the presentations. The public is welcome; there is no charge to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by phone at 780-464-8103 or by email to info@strathcona.ca—by June 18. • www.strathcona.ca/pride 780-410-6595

Need help dealing with pests?

Everybody Gets to Play goes natural

Water restrictions and bans

Contact Transportation and Agriculture Services to resolve any issues you may be having with skunks, beavers, coyotes, squirrels, foxes or other such pests. • www.strathcona.ca/tas 780-417-7100 Weed Inspection Program

This summer weed inspectors will be out talking with residents about the growth and spread of noxious weeds. By working together, we can maintain and enhance the beauty and biodiversity of Strathcona County. • www.strathcona.ca/tas 780-417-7100 Do you have some time to give this summer?

Volunteer with Lawn Busters and help eligible seniors with mowing. You can either be matched directly with a senior in need or sign up on a casual volunteer list for flexibility. To get involved or learn more, call Strathcona County Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or visit strathcona.ca/seniors.

On June 15 head out for free and fun activities lined up for Nature Play Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, located at 52535 Range Road 212. GPS coordinates: N 53º 31.957’ W 112º 59.964’. • www.strathcona.ca/recreation 780-416-3300 Celebrate five years of Green Routine

On June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, head to the Community Centre in Sherwood Park for a free pancake breakfast, interactive activities and a children’s craft. See an organics truck in action, and enter to win prizes. See ad on Page 11. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514

Strathcona Celebrates… history, people, military

Mark your calendar for Strathcona Celebrates—August 24—when the County will honour the military with a grand scale Freedom of the County ceremony and parade featuring Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). Watch for details. • www.strathcona.ca/celebrates 780-467-2211

Check out advertising notices on adjacent pages for other County programs, services and events.

General information:

780-464-8111 strathcona.ca/social

www.strathcona.ca

Weekly pickup for organics

Starting the week of June 17, organics will be collected weekly in Sherwood Park and rural hamlets. Check online or see your calendar for details.

Separate the carts!

Make sure carts are at least one metre apart, and at least one metre from fences, recycling or any other objects. The trucks need the space. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 Extra yard waste collection June 10 to 14

Put out your extra yard waste in clear plastic bags for pickup on your collection day. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 Fish in the Attic—Remembering to play

When adults remember to play and play with their children, children take risks, problem solve and explore. This interactive workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to learn about the power of playing with your children. Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Community Centre in Sherwood Park. Cost $15.75. Call 780-464-4044 to register. Art in the Plaza all summer long

Art in the Plaza runs Saturdays June 15 to September 28 at the Community Centre—12 noon to 5 p.m. The days feature local art and artists; original works are available for purchase. • www.strathcona.ca/artintheplaza 780-410-8505 Savour Strathcona 2013

Come out for a celebration of local, gourmet cuisine on July 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Centre in Sherwood Park. Try sample dishes prepared by local chefs, using fresh ingredients. Meet local artists, listen to local performers, participate in heritage activities. • www.strathcona.ca/savour 780-464-8095 Free community day at Ardrossan

In celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the new Ardrossan Recreation Complex, enjoy free admission on Saturday, June 15, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Play in the SportZone or Edutainment Centre, take a walk on the track or workout in the wellness centre--all for free! Cake will be served at 1 p.m. • www.strathcona.ca/recreation 780-922-3377


Digest and Dates May 31, 2013