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New Municipal Government Act targeted for completion by 2016
AUMA President Helen Rice met with Premier Jim Prentice, Minister Diana McQueen, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Mayor Don Iveson and AAMDC President Al Kemmere to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will see a revised Municipal Government Act in place by 2016.
January 30 application deadline for flood and drought mitigation funding
Municipalities have the opportunity to apply for projects that increase the ability of the natural environment to reduce the negative effects of flooding and drought.
Register today to put stewardship in motion
On February 5, municipalities have the opportunity to gather with stewardship groups in Red Deer to build a common understanding of local and provincial stewardship challenges and opportunities.
March 19 workshop to help municipalities set a course to sustainable stormwater financing
Are you funding your stormwater management programs through property taxes?
Grants for designated national historic sites available, apply by February 20
The Government of Canada has announced a new annual grant program of up to $100,000 for municipalities, provinces, or Aboriginal organizations to preserve, rehabilitate, and/or restore components of a designated national historic site.
Alberta’s electricity demand increases by 3.5% in 2014
Alberta added more than 1,400 megawatts of new generation to the provincial grid in 2014, according to the Alberta Electric System Operator. That was more than 2012 and 2013 combined.
Get your communities walking and participating in Winter Walk Day on February 5
Every winter, thousands of Albertans celebrate winter and walking by participating in Winter Walk Day in February.
Lessons learned to fight aquatic invasive species
Municipalities are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels, on water infrastructure, ecosystems and recreational opportunities.
Municipalities look to reduce toboggan hill risks
Tobogganing remains a popular family activity in municipalities across Alberta.
We want to hear about your FCSS best practices
Family and Community Support Services programs play a key role in preventative social programming.
Revoking or Suspending a Development Permit
A number of land use bylaws in Alberta contain a provision authorizing the development authority to suspend or revoke a development permit where its terms or conditions have been breached.
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How much should you save for retirement?
One of the more difficult financial questions that working Albertans face is, “How much should I save for retirement?”
Put your best foot forward in 2015
If you are not walking properly due to achy feet, you could be exerting extra pressure on your knees and spine, podiatrists report.
Tips for keeping millennial employees healthy
Did you know that millennial employees - those who became adults around 2000—report having different attitudes to preventive health care than baby boomers?