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New Transfer Station construction begins
On April 27, the City of Fort Saskatchewan announced the new Transfer Station and Recycle Depot is scheduled to open for full operations late 2021 or early 2022. The current site will stay open during construction 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding statutory holidays, with some service changes.
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Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Club announce recipients of community grants
“We do however want to still provide funding to local youth organizations that we have supported through Operation Red Nose for the last twelve years. Over that time $67,000 has been given to community youth organizations,” Zumbusch continued. In 2019, the Fort Saskatchewan team provided rides for 99 vehicles and 215 drivers and passengers. Volunteers drove a total of 1933 km and donations of over $20,000 were received from various community businesses and partners.“A lot of organizations and groups depend on the service groups in Fort Saskatchewan to help them out and we certainly don’t want to write them off, so we’re doing whatever we can to raise funds,” Rotary member Stew Hennig said, in a previous interview with the Record.Hennig noted that the Rotary Club and Red Nose Operation hope to be fully functioning again next year, as long as it is safe to do so.“We’re looking forward, if all is fair and equal we’d like to do Operation Red Nose again next year, but only time will tell,” he said. On Wednesday, April 21, the local Club announced that four organizations were awarded grants including The Boys and Girls Club’s youth employment program; the Fort Sask Minor Football club for new helmets; the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association for their online programming; and the Fort Saskatchewan Restorative Justice & Youth Justice Committee for training for volunteers to assist with local youth. The Rotary Club holds meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm online. New members and guests are welcome to contact the Club by email at email@example.com.
EICS opts out of draft curriculum, local parents and teachers continue pushback
Local pushback to the proposed K-6 draft curriculum has continued throughout the past month. Several Fort Saskatchewan and area parents and teachers have been circulating petitions, and Elk Island Catholic Schools board announced that they will not be piloting the new draft curriculum.