January 17, 2018
Save the date: Municipal Leaders’ Caucus set for March 14 and 15
Save the date for the March Municipal Leaders’ Caucus (formerly known as the Mayors’ Caucus) to be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on March 14 and 15.
LLUP grants now available for municipalities under 3,500
Alberta municipalities with populations under 3,5000 who are working to complete a municipal development plan (MDP) for the first time are invited to submit a LLUP grant application.
Local Food Consultation Reminder
Municipalities are encouraged to participate and share feedback with the GOA on local food topics online by
January 19, 2018.
Get involved in Caribou Range Planning
Engagement of municipalities and other local stakeholders is essential to protecting Alberta’s wildlife while balancing social and economic considerations.
Casual Legal Article
Communications between Experts and Legal Counsel
Experts are often used to assist a Court or tribunal in better understanding the evidence before it. While an expert may strongly advance the position of the client, this should be done in an impartial and objective fashion.
Casual legal articles are available to members only. To read the full article, you must sign in.
FCM Webinar: Champion climate change action in your community
Register now to attend FCM’s free webinar on January 31,
Opportunities and best practices in climate change action: Introduction for elected officials.
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP Annual Municipal Law Seminars
Registration is now open for
RMRF's 33rd Annual Municipal Law Seminars taking place February 16 (Edmonton), February 23 (Grande Prairie), and March 2 (Airdrie).
2018 Alberta Healthy Community Symposiums
Communities ChooseWell and the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund will be hosting the Alberta Healthy Community Symposiums March 5 and 6 (Edmonton) and March 7 and 8 (Calgary).
Find events and more on the
Events page on the AUMA website
Attention elected officials, CAOs, and municipal staff
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Economy, Economic Development and Tourism
Councils commit $75k each towards bid for 2019 Alberta Masters Games
As oil prices hit three-year high, Alberta government moves with caution
Red Deer named 2018 host city of Canadian Finals Rodeo
Non-residential construction spending in Alberta plunges to lowest level since late 2013
Medicine Hat hopes helium will lift its fortunes
Alberta municipality touts benefits of banning plastic bags
Infrastructure and Transportation
City, College and businesses preparing for electric vehicle influx
Municipalities focus on infrastructure for 2018
City councillors divided on Whyte Avenue LRT route ahead of Monday debate
Governments of Canada and Alberta take action to improve Albertans' quality of life, create jobs by investing in water and wastewater infrastructure projects
County to province: planned stop lights at 43X unsafe
Alberta working on snow contingency plan in wake of Carillion problems
Sunlight causes chemical reaction in road dust: University of Alberta scientists
Alberta legislature to open March 8
Investigators to probe 85 cases of harassment against city employees
City grants development permit for natural gas facility
Wage freezes on the table as city begins negotiations with majority of unions on expired deals
Annexation threat is still very real
Bombing and smashed windshields among threats against Calgary nude swimming event
City council supports $25,000 for Downtown Community Development Committee
Town seeks respect for Wallaceville land
Some Alberta farmers to receive compensation from the City of Red Deer
Councillors to take another look at distances between liquor stores
City hopes MSI continues
Safe and Healthy Communities
Alberta Health Services pares down infrastructure wish-list
Seed money: Edmonton group looks to invest in Alberta's budding cannabis sector
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