September 5, 2019

The leaders of the municipal associations of Western Canada's three prairie provinces met in Edmonton on Friday to discuss areas of common concern.
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 safety:

Municipalities work hard to keep Canadians safe and secure. They’re on the front lines when floods, wildfires and other emergencies strike. We advocate for more tools to help municipalities plan for and respond to emergencies, as well as for better collaboration among orders of government to provide safe communities and protect Canadians from health and security risks.

In a recent decision from the Court of Appeal, the Court addressed a number of interesting legal issues, adding to the already significant body of common law which governs the jurisdiction of Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDAB) and the interpretation of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

Please note: Casual Legal articles are available to AUMA members only . To access, you must have a subscription to the AUMA website.
Wildland Fire Canada 2019 is being held in Ottawa, November 19-21. Co-organized by Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Natural Resources Canada, it is first national event focused on wildland fire to be held since 2016. It will bring together professionals from all disciplines and all types of stakeholders. Registration is now open. Conference themes and keynote speakers are listed on the website and a full schedule is coming very soon.

Are you going to AUMA convention? Register for the Clean Energy Tour! We'll be taking people on a City of St. Albert electric bus to see Cloverdale Community League and the Mosaic Centre.

Learn how to recruit energy expertise to reduce utility costs. Sign up for the Municipal Energy Manager 101 webinar on September 19 to learn more.