May 12, 2021
AUMA/AMSC DIGEST
ADVOCACY UPDATES
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is hosting a webinar covering everything from ePilot to household hazardous waste (HHW) on Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

Get the latest updates and data on the ARMA Expanded Electronics Recycling Pilot, including changes to the HHW grant provided by the Alberta government.
We are happy to announce that season two of our free Maintaining Mental Fitness webinars will run biweekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Each 30-minute webinar includes a 15-minute mental fitness concept or skill, followed by an interactive Q&A session for questions about mental fitness.
  • Additional COVID restrictions
  • Legislature remains adjourned
  • Spring Legislation Status


Read the full update here.

When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Boards and governing entities from meeting in person, many organizations began to voice their need to hold meetings virtually but found their bylaws did not always allow it. Bill 53 provides thousands of organizations with more flexibility for meeting and voting online.

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal case considered a tax assessment of industrial property that failed to take into account the environmental contamination of the property.
GOOD TO KNOW
After a one-year hiatus, FCM is offering its 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show from May 31-June 4 as a COVID-safe, virtual event.

With exceptional workshops, amazing keynote speakers like Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, great networking opportunities and no travel fees, this is the year you don’t want to miss. Together, attendees will celebrate the deep resilience of frontline local leaders. They’ll also consider what municipalities across the country need to keep moving forward—and how we can all work together to make it happen.

Register before May 14 to get the early bird rate.
The Canadian Brownfields Network is hosting the annual Cross-Country Check-up with stakeholders and regulators from across Canada. This session will provide an overview of the changes from the regulators and updates from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on the Green Municipal Fund’s Brownfield Roadmaps and other tools. The session will run on Thursday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please register here.
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women is seeking your nominations! The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well being of their community and fellow community members. Discover all the details and nominate your community’s special volunteers.
Fuel the transition to electric vehicles with our funding.
The Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program makes electric vehicles – like trucks, cars, ATVs, and ice re-surfacers – more affordable. Save 50% or more on fuel and maintenance costs by upgrading your fleet to electric vehicles. Funding is limited so apply today!

As battery technology continues to improve, electric vehicles are allowing commuters to travel further, reduce maintenance costs, and lower their impact on the environment. In 2019, we busted myths and misconceptions about electric vehicles in Alberta. Today, we are readdressing these concerns to finally put them to rest.
VALUABLE LINKS