Earlier this week, the provincial government announced they will put a temporary freeze on new photo radar devices as they consult with municipalities and police on the future of this traffic safety tool.
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Share your feedback on the Victims of Crime Financial Benefits Program. The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General has indicated that the provincial government is interested in moving away from a financial benefits model toward a service-based delivery model for victims of crime. Alberta’s Victims of Crime Fund provides funding for financial benefits paid to eligible victims of crime for physical and/or emotional injuries suffered. The consultation will be open until January 3, 2020. Provide your feedback through an online survey, as well in writing to JSG.PSDEngagement@gov.ab.ca.
The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) tracks changes in Alberta's wildlife and their habitats from border to border, and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta's living resources. They have launched
WildTrax, an online platform for storing, managing, processing, and sharing environmental sensor data. Municipalities are welcome to use and contribute to the tool. Want to learn more?
Read about WildTrax on our blog, or
watchthe introductory video. Have questions? Contact Alex MacPhail at
Does your municipality have a project related to tourism, investment attraction or innovation? The Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program funds initiatives led by Alberta municipalities, communities and regions that enhance local economic conditions and build capacity for sustainable economic development. CARES is accepting new projects until December 2.