August 21, 2019

Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu is mulling over changes that could hike property taxes for Alberta’s cannabis producers, reports the Edmonton Journal. READ MORE

The Town of Peace River recently alerted AUMA to an auditor's report that specifies a cost share agreement may constitute a taxable supply, and be subject to GST. READ MORE

Is there a tug on the heart to use your skills and expertise to lead? the AUMA Board of Directors is the voice of Albertan municipalities and many seats are available for the upcoming two-year term. READ MORE

The Community Champions Program (CCP) provides funding for specialized recycling bins up to $20,000 for non-profit organizations and municipalities in Alberta. READ MORE
FCM Federal Election Updates
As we get closer to October 21, AUMA is sharing information from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) outlining their platform planks and key messages members can use to advocate for priorities.

This week's focus is public transportation:

Permanent funding enables smart long-term planning . This is how we’ll build tomorrow’s livable cities and communities—where transit, affordable housing and local services grow together in ways that build better lives READ MORE

Complaints made to the Alberta Human Rights Commission are many times resolved via Tribunal Dispute Resolution; which helps both parties as a useful tool to learn from. READ MORE

Please note: Casual Legal articles are available to AUMA members only . To access, you must have a subscription to the AUMA website.
EOEP is hosting courses at the 2019 AUMA Convention. One course has already been sold out, so hurry don't miss this opportunity! 
Community Solutions Network, a program funded by Infrastructure Canada and led by Evergreen and OpenNorth, has partnered with the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary to host an e-learning session called Calgary Idea Camp: Co-Creating the Smart City (use code COCREATION to access registration) on September 19, 2019. READ MORE

Trying something new and bold in your community? FCM’s Green Municipal Fund offers signature initiative funding to support early adopters in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. We fund highly innovative and impactful municipal initiatives that reduce GHG emissions and protect the air, water and land.  Funding is offered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and provided by the Government of Canada. READ MORE

The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) is pleased to announce a new Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) under the FRIAA FireSmart Program. READ MORE

Recreation facilities typically use more energy and produce more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than other municipal facilities. Learn more about how the Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) Program helps municipally-owned recreation facilities reduce energy use and GHG emissions by providing financial rebates to help identify energy-saving opportunities and implement energy-saving projects.