Sturgeon News

 Sturgeon County uses the social media networking site 'Twitter' to send important and timely information to stakeholders. Regular updates are posted and managed by County staff. If you would like to connect with Sturgeon County via Twitter, please click here.

 

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Moore,

Senior Communications Officer, Corporate Communications

Phone: 780-939-8368

Email: smoore@sturgeoncounty.ca


Division 3 Recount Results
 

 

October 18, 2017 

Morinville, AB - Following a tight election race in Division 3, the Returning Officers conducted a recount and has determined one change to candidate Matthew McLennan's numbers, leaving him with fewer votes.

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Returning Officer Calls Recount of Division 3
 

 

October 17, 2017 

Morinville, AB - Upon request and in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act, the Returning Officer will be conducting a recount of Division 3.

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Sturgeon County Unofficial Election Results
 

 

October 16, 2017 

Morinville, AB - The following are the Unofficial Election Results of the Sturgeon County Municipal Election.

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Over 1,700 residents participate in satisfaction survey
 

 

September 26, 2017 

Morinville, AB - 1,715 Sturgeon County residents participated in the 2017 Resident Satisfaction Survey between May 22 and July 14, 2017.

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Official 2017 Election Candidate List
 

 

September 19, 2017 

Sturgeon County, AB - Official List of Sturgeon County Candidates for the 2017 Election

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Speeding Ticket Issued by Sturgeon County

September 18, 2017

Sturgeon County, AB - A speeding ticket was issued by a Sturgeon County Peace Officer to a driver exceeding the posted speed limit, while passing the Peace officer, on Sept. 15, 2017.

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Sturgeon County Celebrates Official Trail Opening
 

 

August 26, 2017

Sturgeon County, AB - The governments of Canada and Alberta recognize the importance of investing in infrastructure that encourages active lifestyles, improves community connections and helps preserve the environment.

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Mayor Flynn’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises over $20G

 

August 22, 2017

Sturgeon County, AB

- Sturgeon County Council presented donations to two local seniors’ organizations, totaling $20,994.45 during the regular Council meeting on August 22, 2017.

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2017 Dale MacMillan Scholarships Awarded 

 

August 22, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County Council awarded a total of $4,000 in scholarships to two local students, Travis Brenneis and Shawna McLaughlin, as part of the Dale MacMillan Memorial Scholarship.

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Sturgeon County and Morinville closer to finalizing joint Business Case

 

July 12, 2017

Morinville, AB

- The Town of Morinville and Sturgeon County Intermunicipal Affairs Committee (IAC) met on July 4, 2017 and achieved a strong collective understanding of the proposed Morinville Community Recreation Facility plan, in particular with regards to the recently announced addition of a field house to be included as part of Phase 1 of the project.

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Looking for a place to live in Alberta? Choose Sturgeon County!

 

July 7, 2017

Morinville, AB

- According to MoneySense's Best Places to Live Report, Sturgeon County is the fourth best place to live in Alberta, making it 60th in Canada out of 417 rated cities.

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Terms of Reference Set for St. Albert - Sturgeon County Annexation Negotiating Committee

 

June 29, 2017

Morinville, AB

- On June 28, 2017, the Intermunicipal Affairs Committee (IAC) approved the Terms of Reference for the Annexation Negotiating Committee, which will negotiate the terms of the annexation of Sturgeon County lands by the City of St. Albert.

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Sturgeon County Partners with Edmonton Garrison for Canada Day

 

June 28, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County is teaming up with Edmonton Garrison to host an all-day Canada 150 celebration on Saturday, July 1.

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2017 Municipal Election Candidate Information Session

 

June 2, 2017

Morinville, AB

- As part of the 2017 Municipal Election, Sturgeon County will be hosting an information session for residents interested in running as a candidate for municipal office.

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Meeting management vendor loses 15 recorded meetings

 

May 25, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County's meeting management software vendor lost a portion of Council and Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting recordings over a two-year period as a result of technical issues.

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Warm, dry weather raises fire risk

 

May 8, 2017

Morinville, AB

- It doesn’t take long to go from wet to dry, and Sturgeon County’s Protective Services Department is cautioning residents to be aware of an increased risk of fire caused by current dry conditions.

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Sturgeon County supports community grant allocations

 

April 27, 2017

Morinville, AB

- During the regular Council meeting on April 25, Council approved allocating grant funding totaling $323,658.14 to Sturgeon County community groups and associations.

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Council approves 2017 taxation bylaw

 

April 27, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County residents will see a 1.22 per cent property tax decrease after Sturgeon County Council approved Bylaw 1388/17 during the Regular Council Meeting, establishing the 2017 Taxation Rates.

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Spring Thaw Creates Poor Road Conditions

 

April 20, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Gravel roads are thawing and additional precipitation has caused some treacherous, sloppy conditions causing some of the gravel roads to be impassable.

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Planning a Northeast River Crossing: Information Session

 

April 5, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Residents are invited to a public information session for the Northeast River Crossing (NERC) Functional Planning Study.

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Sturgeon County Wins Finance Award

 

February 28, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County continues its excellence in Financial Reporting by winning the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

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City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County sign Memorandum of Agreement to Negotiate Boundary Adjustment

 

February 28, 2017

Morinville, AB

- On February 28, 2017, Mayor Tom Flynn of Sturgeon County and Mayor Nolan Crouse of the City of St. Albert, along with members of their respective Councils, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to begin negotiations on an adjustment to their common boundary.

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Sturgeon County surpasses 20,000 residents, according to federal census

February 10, 2017

Morinville, AB

- Sturgeon County has added nearly 1,000 new residents in the last five years, according to Statistics Canada's 2016 census.

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Sturgeon County Recognizes Community Leaders for Canada 150

January 10, 2017

Morinville, AB

-On January 9, 2017, the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) completed their selection process to choose four (4) Canada 150 Community Leaders.

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2017 External News Releases

September 29  Global Carbon Capture Institute Hosts Second Annual Canadian Study Tour
September 27  Mischief and Theft of Election Signs
August 29  Sturgeon Refinery Update: 95% Complete
August 28  Regional Emergency Management Plan Signed Off
July 24  Athabasca Landing Trail Celebrates New TCT Projects in 2017
June 29   NW Refining Inc. Responds to Budget Inquiries
June 16  City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County Begin Annexation Process
May 17  North West Redwater Sturgeon Refinery Update
April 13  Projects, products and people highlighted in industry updates
April 7  Heartland 101: Heartland Gears Up for Turnaround Season
 April 5  Planning a Northeast River Crossing: Information Session
March 23  Twinning the Bridge Into Fort Saskatchewan
February 14  North West Redwater Refinery Update
January 30  Homeland Housing appoints new Board of Directors
January 19   Energy sector investment bound for Alberta