Federally-regulated railway crossings must meet the requirements of the Grade Crossing Regulation by November 28, 2021. As road authorities, municipalities may have responsibilities to share safety-related information.
Electronic signatures can be very useful to municipalities. However, municipalities must be careful to ensure that they are complying with all requirements, including those outlined in the MGA.
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All Albertans are eligible for testing for COVID-19, whether they are symptomatic or not. Testing can be easily booked online by visitingwww.ahs.ca/covid. If using the Internet is not an option,811can book an appointment online for individuals who want to be tested.
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) recently amended its liquor licence policy to allow licensees to serve liquor on outdoor patios that are not adjacent to the licensed premises.
Find more information here.
To ensure the safety of children, families and communities, individuals should take precautions when visiting playgrounds. The Government of Alberta offers guidance for municipalities & school divisions opening their playgrounds.
The Town of Olds has launched business recovery grants.
Visit their website for more information and to apply.
If you’re planning backyard projects, remember to get your underground utilities located before digging. Hitting an underground natural gas line can have serious consequences, like losing natural gas service to your home and neighbourhood or causing serious injuries. Visit
atco.com for more information.
AUMA and RMA receive Emerald Award
Yesterday, AUMA and RMA were recognized by the Alberta Emerald Foundation with an Emerald Award for the decade of impact achieved by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre! We share this recognition with hundreds of municipalities, schools, non-profit and community-related organizations that have participated in our programs since 2009.
Congratulations to the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87, Village of Glendon, Town of Banff, Strathcona County, City of Brooks, Town of Cochrane, Foothills County, and City of St. Albert for hiring staff through the Municipal Energy Manager Program! We are excited to see the energy savings you achieve. Learn how your municipality can access funding for energy staff.
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