Recycle in Strathcona

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association has partnered with Recycling Alternative and Shift Delivery to provide SBIA members with an innovative and cost effective recycling program. Recycle in Strathcona offers SBIA members: Exclusive discounted rates for SBIA members Comprehensive and flexible recycling services, including on call pickup for non-regular collection items,Read More ..

AGM 2015

Annual General Meeting 2015 Recap

On September 24, the SBIA welcomed 75 guests to its 2015 annual general meeting at the Pink Pearl Restaurant. The board presented financials, the year in review and the proposed 2016/2017 budget, where members discussed and asked questions. We are pleased to announce the 2016/2017 budget was passed and welcomed newRead More ..


Meet The Makers Expo

On June 13th, the Strathcona BIA invited the public to the “Meet The Makers Expo” at MakerLabs to showcase the innovative businesses in the Strathcona community. The Expo was a great success with over 450 guests attending throughout the day enjoying food, drinks and experiencing firsthand products being “Made In Strathcona.”Read More ..

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Painted planters on Hastings

One of the SBIA’s community greening programs, the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery, recently received an extra burst of colour. The ten concrete planters located within Strathcona (there are four more located in the Hastings Crossing area), were painted by five local artists to add vibrancy and artistic flair to theRead More ..

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Board of Directors – Executive Update

The SBIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce its new Executive that was voted in by the Board after the AGM. Emma Carscadden (Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects) is the new Chair, Rick Havlak (Homesteader’s Emporium) is the Vice-Chair and Read More…

Recycle In Strathcona Launch Party

On October 28th, the SBIA hosted the Recycle In Strathcona Launch Party! Highlights of the evening include presenting Doug Martin from Mission Possible with a Community Champion Award recognizing his years of dedicated service and hard work for the Commercial Read More…

October 2015 Newsletter

Download the SBIA October 2015 newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming events and SBIA news.

Resource Exchange: New Location!

The Resource Exchange has moved to 1220 E Hastings The SBIA recently moved to 1220 E Hastings (upstairs from our previous location) and the Resource Exchange found a new home in our front office. This is an exciting move because Read More…

Meet Recycling Alternative and Shift!

We are pleased to announce Recycling Alternative and Shift are joining forces to provide SBIA members with a comprehensive organics and recycling collections service at competitive and exclusive rates. The exclusive rates will be based on number of businesses joining Read More…

Waste Collection Program Change

In three years our collections program has successfully diverted over 95 metric tonnes of organics, recyclables, and soft plastic from the landfill! This was achieved thanks to member participation and a partnership with Mission Possible. Over the same three years, Read More…