November 6, 2019
ADVOCACY UPDATES

In order to continue supporting municipalities across Alberta with adapting to changes to the Municipal Government Act , RMA and AUMA commissioned an off-site levies manual.

The provincial government recently launched a public consultation on developing youth vaping legislation and other potential amendments to the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only provinces that have not yet passed laws to regulate vaping products.  

Are you having challenges working with a municipal colleague, or difficulties conversing with a resident about their views or concerns? Reach out to a peer! 
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GOOD TO KNOW
November 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week in Alberta. Visit ATCO.com/CO to print off their CO checklist and learn tips for how residents can prevent and detect CO in their homes.

MNP recently conducted a municipal innovation survey with local governments in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to determine how they are responding to change to better serve their communities. Find the report here, and view the infographic here.

Applications for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2020 are now open. Apply for your chance to receive $500 and a FireSmart event box for an event in your community. For more information, visit the FireSmart Canada website.

Reserve your spot for Munis 101 on December 2-3 in Clearwater County/Rocky Mountain House!

Munis 101 is the Elected Officials Education Program’s (EOEP) foundational course on municipal legislation, finance, planning, collaboration, and your role in it all. It was developed specifically for municipal elected officials in Alberta, and has been recently updated based on the feedback of the over 1,200 municipal officials who took the course following the 2017 elections.

We know municipalities want to do more for their residents, but don’t always have the resources. Hire an energy manager to do it for you! Register for the Municipal Energy Manager program webinar to learn about hiring energy expertise in your municipality on November 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Need advice on how to improve your energy management? Find support with the Partners for Climate Protection Program. Register for the webinar on November 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Congratulations to Town of Raymond for installing a solar carport. This project was completed in October with $230,280 in funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre. Learn more about the projects, and the other eight installations in Raymond in the Project Showcase.
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