Ecofiscal Commission recently released a report on incentives to make the solid waste system more efficient. The report finds that the key to an efficient waste management system is getting incentive rights and relying more on market-based policies. One of the recommendations is that provincial governments should expand, reform, and harmonize Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs.
AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) are offering funding for municipal governments to host a blanket exercise that helps municipal and community representatives to better understand the history and culture of Indigenous peoples. The experiential learning session can serve as a foundation for building respectful relationships with Indigenous people living within and external to municipal boundaries. Deadline to apply is November 30.
In life - and in the municipal world - working with your neighbours is not always easy. If done right, it can provide major benefits.
Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about required collaborative tools such as intermunicipal collaboration frameworks, as well as other approaches municipalities can take to build meaningful partnerships with their municipal neighbours in a way that is fair and mutually beneficial.
Some Alberta municipalities have made the decision to address housing affordability by offering housing and find themselves in the role of landlord. Landlords in Alberta can control cannabis consumption and production by tenants. The trick is understanding how to implement effective prohibitions. With regard to a new tenant, a landlord can include a term in the lease that prohibits consumption and/or production of cannabis.
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