News

Rogers Hometown Hockey festival and broadcast details announced

December 6, 2017

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to Spruce Grove, AB, to ring in the New Year with a celebration of hockey on December 30 and 31.

Flags at half-mast on Dec. 6

December 5, 2017

City council approves 2018-2020 Corporate Plan

November 28, 2017

Spruce Grove City Council has approved the 2018-2020 Corporate Plan, which includes a 3.9 per cent municipal tax increase for next year.

What do you think of our new website?

November 24, 2017

The City of Spruce Grove has launched a new website that will give residents a new and modern digital experience. The new site was designed after extensive research and consultation with City departments, as well as both staff and public surveys.

Sewer twinning project causing noises and vibrations in Spruce Grove and surrounding area

October 27, 2017

As part of the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission sewer twinning project, a construction company has been contracted to install a steel pipe under Highway 16.

Local student named Fire Chief for the Day

October 26, 2017

Brooke Mulligan, a Grade 2 student at the Prescott Learning Centre in Spruce Grove, traded in her school books and knapsack for fire trucks and training exercises with Spruce Grove Fire Services when she became Fire Chief for the Day on Oct. 25.

Additional trips coming to ETS Route 560

October 25, 2017

Starting Monday, Oct. 30, Spruce Grove's commuter transit service will be expanding with three additional trips on ETS Route 560.

Council updates title from alderman to councillor

October 24, 2017

Spruce Grove City Council members, with the exception of the mayor, will now be referred to by the title of councillor instead of alderman.

City’s new spray park officially named the Ken Morrison/REMAX Excellence Spray Park

October 13, 2017

Spruce Grove City Council is excited to announce Ken Morrison/REMAX Excellence and EPC Capital as the naming sponsors for the City's new spray park in Jubilee Park.

City expanding commuter transit service with additional trips

October 12, 2017

The City of Spruce Grove will soon be expanding its commuter transit service with three additional trips on ETS Route 560.

FortisAlberta begins LED streetlight conversions in Spruce Grove

October 4, 2017

FortisAlberta, an electricity distribution company dedicated to delivering safe and reliable electricity to the homes, farms and businesses of more than half a million customers, will convert streetlights to LED technology in the City of Spruce Grove.

Flags at half-mast on Oct. 4

October 3, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the flags at City facilities will be flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the shooting that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Flags at half-mast on Sept. 24

September 21, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the flags at City facilities will be flown at half-mast to recognize Police and Peace Officer National Memorial Day.

Flags at half-mast on Sept. 10

September 8, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the flags at City facilities will be flown at half-mast to recognize Firefighters' National Memorial Day.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour coming to Spruce Grove

September 6, 2017

Spruce Grove residents will be able to wrap up the year by celebrating Canada’s national pastime as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge arrives in the city on Dec. 30-31, 2017.

City updates Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan

August 29, 2017

An updated strategy to guide economic development in Spruce Grove over the next five years was recently approved by Spruce Grove City Council.

Beechmont Park closed for playground replacement

August 21, 2017

Beechmont Park, located on Beechmont Avenue in Spruce Grove, is temporarily closed starting Aug. 17 for a playground replacement project.

McKean Park closed for playground replacement starting Aug. 11

August 10, 2017

McKean Park, located on McKean Way in Spruce Grove, will be temporarily closed starting Aug. 11 for a playground replacement project.

City inducts two residents to Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence

June 23, 2017

An Olympic bronze medalist and the winner of a national culinary competition are being inducted into the Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence Program this year.

City begins Growth Study public engagement process

April 25, 2017

A community engagement process to share information and gather feedback on the City's Growth Study will get underway in the coming weeks.

Annual municipal census happening from April 5–May 26

March 28, 2017

Spruce Grove residents are being encouraged to provide their household information online during the City's annual municipal census, happening April 5-May 26.

2018 Alberta Cup coming to Spruce Grove

March 22, 2017

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the City of Spruce Grove as the host of the 2018 Alberta Cup, scheduled for April 25-28, 2018.

Canada Water Week takes place March 20-27

March 17, 2017

From March 20-27, join us as we celebrate Canada Water Week and learn how making small changes in your day-to-day life can make a big difference when it comes to water conservation.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in Spruce Grove

March 14, 2017

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation Spruce Grove is kicking the entertainment level up a notch.

Grade 6 students participate in mock election

March 8, 2017

A group of local Grade 6 students elected Justin Timberlake as Spruce Grove's mayor in a mock election designed to teach them about municipal elections and the voting process.

Candidate registration for City of Spruce Grove municipal election

March 2, 2017

Candidates who intend to run for a spot on Spruce Grove City Council in this fall's municipal election and plan to accept campaign contributions must register as a candidate before accepting any campaign contributions.

City’s new spray park to include more than 50 interactive features

February 28, 2017

The City's new spray park will include more than 50 interactive play features, including dumping buckets, water sprayers and a unique flowing stream component where children can play with floating toys.

New Spruce Grove transit commuter route enhances service in the region

February 6, 2017

Transit riders in the region will see two service enhancements as Spruce Grove's newest commuter transit route - Route 562 - and Parkland County's Acheson shuttle service launch starting Monday, February 13.

Lock it! Don’t give thieves easy access

January 16, 2017

RCMP would like to remind everyone that many of these thefts are crimes of opportunity and are preventable. Taking some of the following steps can help you avoid becoming a victim.

City flags will be lowered to half-mast at sunrise on Dec. 22

December 21, 2016

All City flags will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise on Dec. 22 until sunrise on Dec. 23 to show our support for the community following this week’s tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, their friends and teammates, and all our residents during this extremely difficult time.

New time for City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings

December 20, 2016

Spruce Grove City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings will now begin at 5 p.m. in council chambers.

Spruce Grove introduces new dog identification regulations

December 16, 2016

Instead of purchasing a municipal licence from the City for their pets, dog owners are now required to identify their animals with a tag that displays a current phone number.

Council approves renovation and expansion of Protective Services building

December 13, 2016

Spruce Grove City Council has approved a project to renovate and expand the current Protective Services building.

Flags lowered to half-mast at City facilities on Dec. 6

December 5, 2016

City flags will be lowered to half-mast on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Spruce Grove ranked as safest city in Canada for second year in a row

November 30, 2016

Spruce Grove has been ranked as the safest city in Canada for the second year in a row.

City council approves 2017-2019 Corporate Plan

November 29, 2016

Spruce Grove City Council has approved the 2017-2019 Corporate Plan, which includes a 2.9 per cent municipal tax increase for next year.

Spruce Grove joins U-Pass program, starting Jan. 1, 2017

November 24, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, students with a U-Pass will be able to use it on Route 560 thanks to a new agreement between the City of Spruce Grove, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS), and other participating municipalities and post-secondary institutions.

Spruce Grove business licences now up for renewal

November 21, 2016

Spruce Grove businesses have until Jan. 15, 2017, to renew their business licences for free.

Millgrove student named Fire Chief for the Day

November 18, 2016

Callie Kowalczyk, a Grade 3 student at Millgrove School, looked quite comfortable in the Spruce Grove Fire Services helmet and gear as she became Fire Chief for the Day, on Nov. 16.

Mayor recipient of Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership for Active Communities Award

October 24, 2016

Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston received the Lieutenant Governor's Leadership for Active Communities Award in the Elected Community Leader category.

Mayor Houston signs Memorandum of Understanding as part of Metro Mayors Alliance

October 4, 2016

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, the Metro Mayors Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a commitment to plan, decide, and act as one Edmonton Metro Region on regionally significant issues.

Painting from City’s art collection reunited with local family

September 20, 2016

A beloved piece of artwork is now displayed in the childhood home of the family member it captured, thanks to a special one-of-a-kind arrangement between the City and a local resident.