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Agriculture Facility Costs Too Much

Here we go again. Strathcona County Council has approved yet another multi-million dollar project. This time it is for a multi-use agricultural facility.  The project’s estimated cost is $30 million for construction with net operating costs at $150,700 per year....

Lack of Leadership (Again)

It is very difficult to get any real work done when your own interests are front and centre. When running for elected office many of us begin for the right reasons. We want to make our community better. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of forces working against...

Fort Sask Shows Leadership

Fort Saskatchewan City Council has done the right thing. Last week they passed a motion directing their administration to work towards a 0% property tax increase. Can you imagine Strathcona County Council doing the same thing? It would involve taking a leadership role...

Budget Process Treats Council As A Rubber Stamp

It is well into October and Strathcona County Council has not started reviewing the 2017 budget. A budget is the single most important item for a local council and yet this Council will not take a close look until November 18. They will then take only four meetings...