April 14, 2021
  • Bill 56 amending the Local Government Fiscal Framework (LGFF)
  • COVID-19 restrictions
  • Spring Legislation Status

Read the full update here.
In our continued effort to support communities and community-related organizations, we are pleased to host a FREE Board Development Program in partnership with the Government of Alberta’s Community Development Unit.
If you were unable to attend the EPR webinar hosted on April 13, tune in on April 20 to the Exploring EPR Impacts on Waste and Recycling Providers webinar. We will explore EPR impacts on waste and recycling providers.

As a result of pandemic safety measures, including those enacted by municipalities in Alberta, there have been many claims and discussions regarding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These situations highlight the importance of understanding how the Charter applies to municipalities.
Please take some time to read through the toolkit provided by Alberta Emergency Management Agency for Emergency Preparedness Week (May 2-8, 2021). Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event and all community leaders are encouraged to get the word out to residents and educate them on emergency and disaster preparedness
Nominations are now open for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics. The award recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and who have mentored, or are mentoring, women elected to municipal office or women who are interested in running. FCM is accepting nominations until May 1, 2021. Click here to see more info and the nomination form.
The Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) is hosting a webinar on April 20th, 2021 regarding an amendment to the two-year all-terrain cranes pilot project. CRAC is seeking to limit the pilot project to 3-, 4-, and 5-axle cranes and to allow these cranes to operate at permitted pilot project weights. This will restrict larger cranes (6-,7-, & 8-axles) to the current legislated weight restrictions.
Click here to register for CRAC’s webinar and provide feedback on this proposed amendment and the pilot project.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is updating the National Waste Characterization Study in order to develop information on the current composition of waste collected & sent to landfills. ECCC is kindly asking municipalities that have recently conducted a waste characterization study to share their data. Please contact ec.ges-dechets-ghg-waste.ec@canada.ca for more information.
Calculate your energy savings with the Lighting Calculator
The Village of Edgerton recently completed a lighting retrofit at their local ice rink. The Village will start saving $1,740 a year after the project’s two-year pay pack period. Here’s what Kaylan White, Mayor of the Village of Edgerton had to say about completing a light retrofit with funding from the Recreation Energy Conservation Program:

“The Village of Edgerton prides itself on finding new ways to increase efficiencies and partnering with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to upgrade the Edgerton Arena’s lighting to LEDs is a great example of that initiative. LEDs create a brighter environment and reduces the yearly facility costs, which keeps fees low and puts more money back into our Arena for other projects.” - Kaylan White, Mayor, Village of Edgerton

Use the Lighting Calculator to discover potential energy savings and the rebate you could receive. Use the calculator to estimate savings without the need for a Scoping Audit or Engineering Study. Calculate your savings today!