Sturgeon County cut the ribbon on their first formal trail today (August 26).
The Lamoureux and Fort Augustus trail is ready to run, with over two kilometres of paved pathways for all to enjoy.
"We have over 10 million people per year using the capital river valley park," said Larry Wall, executive director of the River Valley Alliance.
When the trail is complete from top to bottom, Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County will be connected with Devon and Parkland County by over 88 kilometers of pathways. This trail will also tie into the capital region's River Valley Park.
"You want to know how important the river valley and the river valley trail system is to the people in the capital region? They speak with their feet, they're on the trails," added Wall.
Total costs for the Lamoureux trail system are around $1.4 million, with contributions coming from all levels of government. The Fort Augustus trail came in at just over $400,000.
The area will be part of Trans Canada Trail, which has been 25 years in the making.
Next step for the trail is connecting it to the Fort when the pedestrian portion of the bridge crossing is complete.

More Local News

RCMP warn of vacation rental scam

A vacation rental scam is making its way around the area.

Local resource centre desperate for mittens

A Sturgeon County resource centre is missing a main piece of winter attire.

Drivers caught going 187 km/h and 171 km/h in area

Four drivers who were charged with excessive speeding in Strathcona County recently appeared in court.

Zero per cent tax increase for Sturgeon County residents

Residents are getting a bit of a break this year.

Chamber of Commerce anticipating growth in 2019

The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is ready for big things.

Changes for construction zone speed signs, lane closures

New highway construction zone requirements in Alberta were announced on Tuesday (Jan.15).

41-year-old arrested after MDMA, meth and GHB seized in Bon Accord

The Morinville RCMP executed multiple search warrants in Bon Accord recently.

Internationally-recognized poet taking residence in Sherwood Park

Mary Pinkoski is the Strathcona County Library’s writer in residence until April.

Council and 50 employees return to work in Strathcona County

More progress is being made in the restoration of the Strathcona County Community Centre.

Fort Sask Hospital helping families grieve with new CuddleCot

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital continues to improve. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide