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January 16, 2019
And what happened to all the used paint at the recycling depot? The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) recently released its 2018 Progress Report highlighting progress in electronics, paint, and tire recycling programs over...
January 16, 2019
The SuperNet contracts expired June 30, 2018. The government completed its award for SuperNet 2.0 to Bell prior to expiry, and that award also included an arrangement that services could continue with Axia through the transition. On August 31, 2018...
January 9, 2019
In response to joint advocacy by the AUMA and RMA, Municipal Affairs has launched Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) training webinars. Register today  for the webinars, which run from 8:30 am to 4 pm on: Thursday, January 24, 2019...
January 9, 2019
Attention Mayors, councillors, and CAOs! Save the date for the March Municipal Leaders’ Caucus taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre (previously known as the Shaw Conference Centre) in Edmonton on March 27 and 28. This year’s Caucus will...

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January 16, 2019
The Government of Alberta is currently undertaking a review of Alberta’s Police Act, which includes in-person meetings with a wide array of stakeholders including the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and...
January 16, 2019
Alberta municipalities now have a guaranteed standing at AER hearings when development takes place in or near their boundaries and a statement of concern has been filed. This change was enabled through the Government of Alberta’s Responsible Energy...
January 16, 2019
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) will be consulting with municipalities and broader stakeholders in town halls and online surveys during the second phase of the consultation set to begin in spring 2019.  The consultation will focus on the...
January 9, 2019
So do other municipalities in Alberta.  Community Conserve is a forum for Alberta municipalities to identify common environmental and conservation issues. For example, the site has several research reports on brownfields, municipal power on the...

In your community

January 16, 2019
AUMA extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Eldon Couey, former mayor of the Town of High River, who passed away on January 11.  He was 88 years of age. Eldon served three terms as mayor from 1989 to 1998.  His...
January 16, 2019
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) AgriSpirit Fund is once again accepting applications for the AgriSpirit Fund. The grants can range from $5,000 to $25,000 and are intended for capital projects such as: Upgrades to local hospitals or medical facilities...
January 16, 2019
Do you have knowledge and experience of poverty-related issues? Consider applying to be part of the Government of Canada’s National Advisory Council on Poverty.    The Advisory Council will be representative of Canada’s linguistic, gender and...
January 9, 2019
Do you have an environmental initiative planned for your municipality?  If you do, FCM’s Green Municipal Fund might be able to help. The fund offers loans up to $5 to $10 million with grants to Canadian municipalities of all sizes. Apply by March 1...