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County increases efforts to clear roads

Council Meetings in December

Raising Resilient Children

Tuesday, December 11 Council Meeting 1 p.m. Council Open House 4 p.m.

For parents of children two to 12 years: Explore key skills that build resilience in children and help them bounce back and manage whatever life brings. December 1; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Family and Community Services. Call 780-464-4044 to register.

Heavy snow fall in November brought snow plows out to clear residential neighbourhoods in Sherwood Park earlier than any year in the recent past. - Check online for information on clearing your driveway and sidewalks, where to place Green Routine carts, and maps of priority snow clearing routes. - Let us know about conditions that need attention – icy roads, downed traffic signs or traffic lights not working. After hours, you will reach on-call staff. • www.strathcona.ca/tas 780-417-7100 (24-hour number)

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.

Stay informed of business plan and budget

The 2013-2015 Business Plan and 2013 Budget is expected to be approved at the December 11 Council Meeting, which begins at 3 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend, or watch the live (or recorded) webcast to stay informed. • www.strathcona.ca/budget 780-464-8230 New road opens in Centre in the Park

The north leg of Festival Avenue in Centre in the Park is now open. This roadway extends two-way traffic on Festival Avenue. Sidewalks are not yet in place. Pedestrians, please watch for construction safety signs. • 780-464-8080 Have your say in mature neighbourhood strategy

Strathcona County is developing a strategy to determine how redevelopment and infill are to be considered within mature neighbourhoods in Sherwood Park. Yet to get involved? Attend a drop-in Citizen Circle event on December 3 at County Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion begins at 7 p.m. • www.strathcona.ca/matureneighbourhoodstrategy 780-464-8164 Collection takes a break at Christmas

There will be no waste collection December 24 to 28. Both waste and organics will be collected December 31 to January 4; Tuesday collection will be moved to Wednesday for this week only. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 Give the gift of proper recycling

Make sure bows, ribbons and shiny Christmas wrapping paper stay out of the blue bag. These items need to be put in the waste as they are not recyclable. Fold or cut boxes to a maximum size of 30 cm x 1 m (1 foot x 3 feet) to fit in your reusable bag or container – or take them to a recycling station. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 2013 waste collection schedule coming in March

Watch for it in your mailbox, or pick up a copy at any public County building. You can also download the Green Routine app for iPhones. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-449-5514 Truck fill temporary closures

The truck fill stations will be shut down for a day for maintenance. Sherwood Park will be closed Monday, December 10. Ardrossan will be closed Tuesday, December 11. For alternate locations, check online or call. • www.strathcona.ca/utilities 780-467-7785 Snow Busters volunteers needed

Volunteer with Snow Busters to assist seniors with snow removal. Be matched with a senior for the season or volunteer on a casual basis. • strathcona.ca/snowbusters 780-464-4044 Volunteer for High Five Awards

The Strathcona County Youth Council needs adult volunteers to join a committee to help with the planning and promotion of the 2013 High Five Awards, a program that helps children and youth recognize the positive adult role models in their lives. • melanie.macneil@strathcona.ca 780-464-4044 Show your community spirit in a big way

Volunteer from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the New Year’s Eve festivities. • volunteer@strathcona.ca 780-464-8013

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

Learn how to support your child with issues relating to self confidence, problem solving, emotional regulation, building empathy and handling friendships. Cost: $20. December 8; 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Family and Community Services. Call 780-416-6730 to register. Drop in for a workout

Make time for you! Check out new lineup of fitness classes that offer intensity, variety, flexibility and availability. New schedule offers 85 drop-in classes. • www.strathcona.ca/recreation 780-467-2211 Santa Skate

Glen Allan Recreation Complex, December 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission applies.

CP Holiday Train

December at the Community Centre

All aboard for the CP Holiday Train! The train will pull up to the Moyer Recreation Centre in Josephburg on December 11 at 5:15 p.m. sharp. There will be performances by Doc Walker and Miss Emily! Busing is available from Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan (tickets are advance order only). • www.strathcona.ca/holidayfun 780-464-8095

Visit the Community Centre and see it decked out in festive flair. The Information Desk bulletin board lists the community and County events, such as a number of Christmas markets, our New Year’s Eve safari and more. • ccbookings@strathcona.ca 780-410-8505

Transit service over holidays

New Year’s Eve will be transformed into an evening of safari-themed fun from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us at Broadmoor Lake Park, the Community Centre and Festival Place for FREE family fun! At 8 p.m., the New Year’s Eve festivities end with a bang during the Family Fireworks at Broadmoor Lake. Activities include magical iceland playground, bowling on ice, tobogganing, skating, hot chocolate, petting zoos, face painting, photo booth fun and more! • www.strathcona.ca/recreation 780-467-2211

Transit service runs as per schedule, with these exceptions: • Christmas Day, December 25 - no service • New Year’s Eve, December 31 - Free local service runs 12 noon to 2 a.m. (last bus) - Free commuter service runs from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (last bus departs downtown Edmonton) - Free New Year’s Eve Festival shuttle runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. between Sherwood Park Transit Centre and Broadmoor Lake • New Year’s Day, January 1 - no service • www.strathcona.ca/transit 780-464-RIDE (7433), press 0 Stuff-A-Bus

Help Strathcona County Transit stuff a bus full of food for the Strathcona Food bank! The event takes place December 1 at all Sherwood Park Save-On locations, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • www.strathcona.ca/transit 780-464-7433 (RIDE) Check out advertising notices on adjacent pages for other County programs, services and events.

General information:

780-464-8111 strathcona.ca/social

Kindergarten Bootcamp 4: Bounce It!

www.strathcona.ca

New Year’s Eve safari to ring in 2013

New Year’s Day Celebration

Head to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre on January 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a blazing campfire, hot chocolate, tasty treats, snow sculptures, games, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. • www.strathcona.ca/wildernesscentre

Digest and Dates December 2012  

Strathcona County digest and dates information for December 2012.