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The start date of the Strathcona County Community Center is still strong after the explosion



On Saturday at 11.30 MT Strathcona County RCMP is expected to update reporters on a pair of explosives that spurred the community center in Sherwood Park on Tuesday.

The Strathcona County Community Center has still not confirmed when the Strathcona County Community Center will be reopened to the public three days after the two explosions aroused the Sherwood Park Complex.

When the center and county halls returned to the county officials on Thursday night, the park remained an active crime scene on Friday and under RCMP control, Emergency Services Director Jeff Hutton said.

Hutton said that the good news is, the structural integrity of the building seems to be loud, according to a preliminary assessment by the engineering office.

"The engineering office carried out a visual inspection and the preliminary conclusion was positive, and there is no significant damage to the park and the structural integrity is intact," he said.

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He said he was hopeful that the building could open next week, but added more inspections and cleaning from the building and the park.

Hutton said that the complex is likely to reopen step by step when the county hall opens first and follows the community center.

"Public security is absolutely essential, it has been all that time and remains so. We need to know that the building is safe before we allow our staff or citizens back in," he said.

"We have set a high level of security at this time, things look a bit promising, but in such a situation we are currently a bit worried at this moment, we do not see. We need to ensure that the building is safe and apply environmental testing because it must be safe."

Emergency inquiries responded to the Strathcona County Community Center east of Edmonton at about 6.30. Tuesday on fire data. On Wednesday, the RCMP confirmed that two explosions had taken place before the police were summoned and another at 8:15.

The original explosion led the police to a car packed with explosives and a serious injury, Global News learned. A 21-year-old man, identified as Kane Kosolowsky, died later. The autopsy determined Kosolowski's death firing wound.

Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank confirmed on Friday that the suspect was not a former employee of the county.

"The RCMP survey identified suspects and confirmed that there is no other threat to our community or residents," Frank said.

"I can confirm that this person has never been an employee of Strathcona County."

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The library also has a community center at Sherwood Park.

Although approximately 600 employees have left off Tuesday, the province's services will continue to be provided. The Family and Community Service Department offers advice to Millennium Place. The County IT Department is working on Glen Allan Recreation Complex and a small library has been set up in the Broadmoor reception complex.

"I am very proud of how we have become common during this challenging and difficult time," Frank said. "Strathcona County is a strong and flexible and closely connected community.

"We've been through the three snappy days here. We really do not expect strong explosions in Strathcona County."

See below: Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank and Fire Chief Jeff Hutton discuss the discussions, structural reviews and timetables with the community.


Hutton said that about 100 vehicles will be caught in the park. He said they did not come in to see if any vehicle damaged the explosions.

He encouraged people with vehicles in the park to contact insurance companies. County aims to connect people to their vehicles as soon as possible.

"Our goal is to determine the best way to safely get and remove these vehicles from the park," Hutton said. "We have all the names collected, and we have direct access to these people."

The area closed two Wednesdays and Thursdays closed on Friday.

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See below: Continuous Global News Review of Sherwood Park's Explosions Tuesday Night and Ongoing RCMP Survey


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