Sturgeon County has made
substantial investments to improve infrastructure within its industrial parks
in recent years. These investments have, and will continue to benefit existing
companies and make Sturgeon County an even more attractive destination for
Canadian National (CN) Rail operates rail corridors
and spurs in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and Sturgeon Industrial Park. CN
provides access to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland with rail lines running both
north and south of the North Saskatchewan River toward Fort McMurray.
Significant investment in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is designed to meet
current and future needs for transportation, storage, and distribution. This
includes a new Sturgeon County Support Yard north of the river.
Within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, ATCO Gas
Pipelines has a line extending from the Alberta Oil Sands Pipeline, heading northwest.
Within Sturgeon Industrial Park, ATCO Gas Pipelines has high pressure steel gas
lines that extend along the CN railway lines south of the Park.
Alberta Health Services provides ambulance services to
the Sturgeon County region. Many companies who operate industrial facilities
within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland are members of Northeast Region Community
Awareness Emergency Response (NR CAER). NR CAER provides the combined resources
of industry, municipal, and other resources for emergencies requiring mutual
aid intervention. It also ensures that the emergency response plans of its
members are compatible and offers mutual aid response training to members.
Through NR CAER, all municipal partners of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland have
access to a central dispatch located in Sherwood Park.