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Local News
Hannah Stolz

New Central Learning Services Centre open for EICS

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) has made a big improvement to their services.   For about five years, the school board has been working towards building a new, centralized facility in Stra... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

'Warm Hands Warm Hearts' collects over 1,000 pairs of mittens

SouthPointe School recently contributed to the community in a big way.   The school received a $1,000 grant from from United Way of the Alberta Capital Region called Dentons Make Your Mark on... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Vintage snowmobile show sees smaller than normal turnout

The cold weather has struck again, this time affecting Fort Sask's annual Vintage Snowmobile Show.   With normal numbers of around 40-60 participants, this year saw only 16 snowmobiles come o... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Cold snap over in the area... for now

The province-wide cold streak is finally over.   Since Environment Canada first issued an extreme cold warning on February 2, the Fort Sask area—as well as the majority of the province—has fa... read more..

Local News
Dean Thiessen

Sunglasses in the winter: Polarized or non-polarized?

According to Optometrists, caring for your eye health in the winter months is just as important as in the summer.   Everyone knows the importance of protecting your eyes from increased UV ray... read more..

Local News
Administrator

Update: area highway closed after collision

A portion of Highway 28A has reopened after an incident earlier this morning (Feb.17).   Highway 28A at Township Road 552 was impassable for around 12 hours while crews cleared a co... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Ward boundary adjustments coming in Strathcona County

With more and more residents calling Ward 4 home, Strathcona County is looking to redraw its ward boundaries.   Based on the county's 2018 census results, Ward 4 exceeded the plus-25 per cent... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Strathcona County to install new traffic cameras

Drivers can expect to see traffic cameras installed at two more intersections in Sherwood Park this year.   Strathcona County is moving ahead with the expansion of its Intersection Safety Dev... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Fort Saskatchewan woman charged after police pursuit

Four people, including a woman from Fort Saskatchewan, were recently arrested.   On Wednesday (Feb.13), members of the St. Paul RCMP and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Uni... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Facey to offer students new AP program this fall

Bev Facey Community High School is looking to give its students a leg up before and after graduation.   In September 2019, the school will launch a two-year Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone D... read more..

Local News
Luke England

Plenty to do for Family Day long weekend

Don't let the cold stop you and your family from having fun this weekend.   Some of the Family Day activities in Fort Saskatchewan include: - Family fun at the Dow Centennial Centre (9 a.m. ... read more..

Local News
Luke England

Winterfest cancelled in Fort Saskatchewan

The frigid weather isn't just wreaking havoc on our vehicles and skin.   It has also forced the cancellation of Fort Saskatchewan's signature Family Day event, Winterfest, on Monday (Feb.18).... read more..

Local News
Dean Thiessen

Pet registration deadline around the corner in Strathcona County

The deadline to register your pets is coming up soon in Strathcona County. As part of the Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw, residents are required to register their dogs with the county by March 3... read more..

Local News
Cody Janzen

RCMP Musical Ride coming back

A unique event is coming back.   On Tuesday (Feb.12), city council heard a presentation from Terry Stacey and Stew Hennig of the local Rotary Club, who are reviving the RCMP Musical Ride in F... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Local rotary club sending support to Nunavut

Winter is about to be a little more bearable for some children living in a northern community.   On Thursday (Feb.14), the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan launched a new project to help studen... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Clothing to wear during extreme cold

Despite the cold weather, it's still possible to exercise outdoors.   However, Primary Care Network recommends people take certain precautions to protect themselves from the cold.   Wh... read more..

Local News
Cody Janzen

Council approves $355,000 animal control kennel

A new animal control building is on the way.   On Tuesday (Feb.12), Fort Saskatchewan City Council approved a $355,000 stray pets kennel to be built beside the RCMP/protective services buildi... read more..

Local News
Cody Janzen

Morinville RCMP searching for missing cousins

The Morinville RCMP are trying to track down two teenagers.   Cousins Ayasha Bruno and Michael Bruno were reportedly last seen in Alexander First Nation around 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb.12). &... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Strathcona County invests more than $800,000 in local non-profits

The non-profit sector recently got a boost in Strathcona County.   Last Tuesday (Feb.5), county council voted to invest a total of $802,908 in 14 social non-profit organizations. The grants w... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Local history showcased in new escape room

Namao's new escape room gives visitors a blast from the past.   Run by the owner of Johnny's Store, LOCKED is a historical escape room that tells five different stories of real people, most o... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Current temperates: frostbite in 10 minutes or less

With the cold weather still hanging around, there is an increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia.   According to the Canadian Red Cross, exposed skin can cause frostbite in five to ten min... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Strathcona County Council Chambers re-open months after explosions

Restoration crews continue to make progress at the Strathcona County Community Centre.   After being closed for more than three months as a result of the explosions in the facility's parkade ... read more..

Local News
Cody Janzen

Resource centre needs gloves; Bossert, community step up

It was all smiles at the Gibbons Family Resource Centre (GFRC).   On Tuesday (Feb.11), SouthPointe School Grade 1 teachers Carole Bossert and Lisa Jefferis dropped off 50 pairs of gloves that... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Update: Missing Josephburg man last known to be driving silver Pontiac

The Strathcona County RCMP have located a missing man.   Scott Dolbec, 48, was reported missing on Tuesday (Feb.11), after he was last seen at his residence in Josephburg around 6:00 a.m. o... read more..

Local News
Cody Janzen

Body found in Sturgeon County

Police are looking into a suspicious death.   On Monday (Feb.11) around 2:30 p.m., the RCMP were informed of a dead body on a lease site off Range Road 224 in Sturgeon County, a half-mile nor... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Update: Missing 45-year-old last seen in Sherwood Park

The Strathcona County RCMP have located a missing man.   Lloyd Nielsen, 45, was reported missing on February 10, after he was last seen at his residence in Sherwood Park on February 6.  ... read more..

Local News
Zach Mueller

Update: Missing 45-year-old last seen in Sherwood Park

The Strathcona County RCMP have located a missing man.   Lloyd Nielsen, 45, was reported missing on February 10, after he was last seen at his residence in Sherwood Park on February 6.  ... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

SCA Secondary capturing school moments with zip-line robot

The Strathcona Christian Academy (SCA) Secondary's robotics class recently finished an ambitious project.   Last year, the school received a grant from the Association of Professional Enginee... read more..

Local News
Hannah Stolz

Strathcona County invests in $13.2 million gymnasium

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) and Strathcona County council have partnered up to modernize a local gym.   Built in 1967, École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School's gym is about half the... read more..

Local News
Dean Thiessen

Are you getting too much screen time?

How much time do you spend looking at your phone?   Professionals are saying increased screen time, specifically to the blue light emitted from screens, could be causing damage to your eyes. ... read more..

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