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No parking during snow clearing in Sherwood Park

Council Meetings in February

Tools for Dads

Tuesday, February 5 Tuesday, February 19 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.

Fathering doesn’t have to be a DIY project! Join us Saturday mornings to learn more about being a dad. For fathers and/ or male caregivers and their children two to six years. February 23 to March 23, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Children and Youth Community Centre. Call 780-416-6730 to register.

When snow clearing is needed on collector roads and bus routes (Priority 3) or in residential neighbourhoods (Priority 4), no-parking signs will be posted. The parking restriction will go into effect 24 hours after the signs are installed, and will remain in place until the signs are removed. In the instances where parked vehicles are towed, they will be moved to a nearby location where snow removal has been completed. The fine for not moving a vehicle is $250. • www.strathcona.ca/wintermaintenance 780-449-0170 County working to keep roads clear of snow

Check online for information on clearing your driveway and sidewalks, where to place your Green Routine carts, and maps of priority snow clearing routes. Call to let us know about conditions that need attention – icy roads, downed traffic signs or traffic lights not working. If you phone after hours, you will be forwarded to one of our on-call staff. • www.strathcona.ca/wintermaintenance 780-417-7100 (24-hour number) Clear snow from around hydrants

If there is a fire hydrant near your home, please clear snow or ice at least 60 cm (2 ft.) from around the hydrant. That way, in an emergency, crews can find the hydrant with the greatest possible speed. If you are physically unable to remove the snow from around the hydrant, please call Utilities. • www.strathonca.ca/utilities 780-467-7785 Update on Mature Neighbourhood Strategy

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.

A letter and revised survey have been mailed to all residences within the 11 mature neighbourhoods of Sherwood Park. A new public event has been scheduled for April 3, 2013. Visit the website for updated information. • www.strathcona.ca/matureneighbourhoodstrategy 780-464-8164

Council Meetings 780-464-8105 or 780-464-8060 www.strathcona.ca/localgovernment

2013 waste collection schedules coming

Goodbye Mealtime struggles!

Canada Post will be delivering calendars in March. If you do not accept “unaddressed mail,” then you will not receive a calendar in the mail. You can pick up one at any public County building. Schedules for February and March months are available on the County website. Sending the calendar out in March allows us to incorporate any changes that come out of the budget process. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 Celebrate our citizens—nominate someone today

Council Committee Meetings 780-464-8296

Join a discussion about mealtime struggles and explore how to connect with your child during meals. This workshop is facilitated by an occupational therapist. Snack to follow discussion. Tuesday, February 5, 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Kinsmen Leisure Centre. Call 780-416-6730 to register.

Do you know an individual, group or team who has realized an outstanding achievement or made a significant contribution to our community? Nominate them in one of the eight categories of the Pride of Strathcona Awards: Community Service, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Agricultural Leadership, Professional Achievement, Youth, Seniors, Athletic Achievement in national or international competition, Sports and Recreation Development. Deadline for nominations is February 28. • www.strathcona.ca/pride 780-410-6595

Dealing with Disobedience

Transit users - looking for parking? Updates?

UnlimitED - a social and educational group for older adults

There are satellite parking lots available just for our transit users, with shuttle service during peak times. You can also follow transit news and information through our #sctransit hashtag on Twitter! • www.strathcona.ca/transitparking 780-464-RIDE (7433), press 0 Be a mentor or be mentored

The Business Mentorship Program will start a new session mid-February. If you are an experienced entrepreneur who wishes to share expertise, or a new entrepreneur looking for direction, fill out a registration form online. • www.strathcona.ca/business 780-464-8241 Tax Clinics

Family and Community Services is hosting free tax clinics for income-qualified residents at the Strathcona County Library in March and April. Call or check for details at www.strathcona.ca/fcs 780-464-4044

This workshop looks at some of the reasons why children may not do as they’re told, and gives practical suggestions to help you prevent disobedience and teach your child limits. For parents and caregivers of children two to six years; Tuesday, February 12, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Millennium Place. Call 780-416-6730 to register.

Meet new people and learn about interesting topics related to aging. If you are 65 or better, join UnlimitED to help with feelings of isolation and stay connected to the community. Next session: February 22; 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Community Centre Room 3, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park. Call 780-464-4044 to register for this free session.

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

Cribside Assistance

Come hang out with other new dads for snacks once a month, and we’ll discuss your questions about your baby along the way! Last Wednesday of the month: January 30, February 27, March 27; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children and Youth Community Centre, Sherwood Park. Call 780-416-6730 to register. Activities for Family Day — February 18 Disconnect to CONNECT — Help Strathcona win the Unplugged Challenge

Twenty-two municipalities in the Capital Region have joined together to encourage residents to unplug from technology on Family Day, February 18, and instead CONNECT with family, friends and community. Then on February 19 record the hours you spent unplugged at www.fcssaa.org and share your stories of how you unplugged. Call 780-464-4044 or check out www.strathcona.ca/fcs for information on other ideas on ways to CONNECT. Family Day at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Free, active, winter family-fun activities — snowshoe, crosscountry ski, then warm up by the campfire with hot chocolate. Toonie Ski Lessons (one hour): 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Toonie Snowshoe Ramble (one hour): 2 p.m. • www.strathcona.ca/wildernesscentre 780-922-3939 Attend the launch of Strathcona Celebrates

2013 marks the year Strathcona Celebrates its history, people and military. Come for breakfast at the County museum on February 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mayor Osinchuk will be flipping pancakes, while attendees explore the museum. Cost is $5 per person; children 12 years and under are free! Celebrate Strathcona County’s history. • www.strathconacountymuseum.ca 780-467-8189 Transit service on Family Day

Strathcona County Transit will provide regular weekday service; however, there will be no school service that day. • www.strathcona.ca/transit 780-464-RIDE (7433), press 0 Everybody Gets to Play Program

On Family Day, February 18, 100 per cent of admission fees from County-owned recreation facilities will be donated to the Everybody Gets to Play Program, which aims at reducing barriers to recreation for our residents. • www.strathcona.ca/recreation 780-467-2211

Digest and Dates February 2013  

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