May 15, 2019
ADVOCACY UPDATES

AUMA and RMA are looking for examples of ICF’s to share on AUMA’s MGA Change Management webpages . READ MORE

Global News produced a three-part investigative series explaining the economics of recycling in Canada with regards to the recent policy changes by the Chinese government and included Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). READ MORE

The Canadian Public Health Association and Alberta Health Services (AHS) hosted a webinar discussing cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals which are expected to be legalized this fall.  READ MORE

The Alberta Ombudsman’s office is an impartial third party that helps to determine if a public agency is acting fairly within the relevant legislation and will communicate findings and/or recommendations once an investigation is concluded.  READ MORE
BUSINESS NEWS

AUMA's recently concluded Public Risk Conference was a timely reminder of the importance of fire safety in risk management and implementing mitigation measures.  

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The Alberta Court of Appeal has recently dismissed a defamation claim against a municipality commenced by one of its ratepayers in response to notices posted on the municipality’s website and newsletter as well as local newspaper. 

Please note: Casual Legal articles are available to AUMA members only . To access, you must have a subscription to the AUMA website.

AUMA is holding a second e-meeting to discuss the Support Canadian Energy Campaign at FCM. The meeting is taking place Friday May 24 from 8: 30 am to 9:00 am. READ MORE
Register today for AUMA's Health and Wealth Forum

Registration is now open for AUMA's summer Municipal Leaders’ Caucus ! This year, we have changed the format of our summer Caucus with meetings held in Valleyview, Fort Saskatchewan, Claresholm, and Ponoka . READ MORE
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Funding now available through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to hire a dedicated municipal energy manager through the Municipal Energy Manager Program. This staff member will improve the energy efficiency of your municipal operations by developing an energy management plan, finding energy saving opportunities, and leading energy reduction projects. Submit an Expression of Interest today.

Register for the Municipal Energy Manager Program webinar on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about how to access funding support for a portion of a dedicated Municipal Energy Manager’s salary. Small municipalities are encouraged to partner with one or more neighbouring municipalities to share a staff member across their region.

Last chance to register for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program webinar on May 15 at 1:30 p.m . to learn more about funding for installing micro-generation solar PV systems on existing municipally owned facilities and/or lands. There is a first-time applicant bonus rebate available to municipalities that have not previously participated in the program.
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