Dunn Ward 6

We like to believe that our Strathcona County is, by Canadian standards, a premium, upper-middle class community, a source of pride for its residents. This was once true. Is it still true?

As recently as 2014, our municipality was rated #3 in the McLean’s Canada’s Best Communities List.  As of 2021, we have fallen to #130.

Here are the Alberta municipalities that have overtaken us together with their national ranking:

RANKING CITY
5
Edmonton
21
Medicine Hat
31
Calgary
47
High River
51
Strathmore
61
Stony Plain
68
Ft Saskatchewan
75
St Albert
94
Leduc
116
Airdrie
130
Strathcona County

How have the mighty fallen in just two Council terms. How much of this collapse is due to poor decision-making, indifference, or blind chance?  Should we care?