Strathcona Forklift Parts - Strathcona County is a town in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Even if known as a "County," Strathcona is classified by the Alberta Government as a specialized city.
The municipality is considered part of the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area. Most of the population lives within the community of Sherwood Park, which is located just east of Edmonton. The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is recognized as the equivalent to a city by the Alberta Government. The rest of Strathcona is a Rural Service Area and is treated as a municipal district.
The creation of Strathcona as a specialized town dates back to 1996 when they needed to address the mixed rural/urban requirements of the region situated between the city of Edmonton and Elk Island National Park. The region includes a large urban centre and a significant rural territory. The rural area consists of eight hamlets: Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Half Moon Lake, Collingwood Cove, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, South Cooking Lake and North Cooking Lake.
The area of Strathcona was once part of the North West Territories. A few school divisions by 1962, formed into a county called Municipal District 83. County status was withdrawn in 1995 when the provincial legislature repealed the County Act, but status was rapidly returned the next year when the county changed its name officially to the County of Strathcona and received Specialized Municipality status.
To complement the community of Sherwood Park, Strathcona County would like to create a new urban settlement on County agricultural land. This new proposal estimates that a population of 200,000 could be supported. The planned development would be pedestrian friendly and dense, but it will considerably impact land of high agricultural worth, and has been criticized as an example of urban sprawl.