Heartland 101: July 2021 Hwy 15 Twinning Project Rolls Along

The section of Highway 15  that connects Fort Saskatchewan to Strathcona County, Sturgeon County and Edmonton is an important trade corridor and commuter route for many.  As the only river crossing into Fort Saskatchewan, the route previously had only one lane of traffic in each direction causing congestion, and tie-up from vehicle collisions.

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Heartland 101 September 2020: Plastics Waste and the Circular Economy

A circular economy allows resources to be used for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while they are in use. This is different from a linear economy where we use a product, followed by disposal. 

Take plastics, for example. The unique characteristics of plastics allow them to be lightweight, durable, versatile, and cost effective. Plastics can help extend the life of our food, contribute to product shelf life, and even protect our front line workers. But plastics waste is an increasing burden on our environment, including oceans and other water bodies. 

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