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  • 7 Feb 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Alberta government and RCMP announced a new initiative called Project Lock Up.  Project Lock Up combines forces of the RCMP and citizen-led groups in an effort to better respond to crime and to give victims and citizens access to prevention tools.

    Read the full article on The Western Producer website.

  • 7 Feb 2019 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the full article on the AUMA website

    Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is helping fund a three-year pilot program to recycle agricultural plastics. The funding came after the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program (APRG) advocated for a better solution to dispose of agricultural plastic waste. AUMA is a member of APRG, along with the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Plastics Recycling Association, Recycling of Alberta, and Alberta Environment and Parks.

    AUMA has long advocated for better recycling in Alberta. In 2018, AUMA sent a letter to the Minister of Environment and Parks asking her to develop regulations that will implement a permanent solution for agricultural plastics. The pilot program will provide some short-term relief for municipalities that are seeing agricultural plastics coming to their landfills. During the three-year pilot, AUMA plans to work with APRG and Alberta Environment and Parks on developing a policy that will see the pilot transition into a permanent solution.

    Visit AUMA’s Waste Management Hub to learn more about what AUMA is doing to modernize our recycling framework.

    For more information about agricultural plastics, please visit the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

  • 17 Jan 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To: All Municipal Administrators and Municipal Associations

    Subject: 2019 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence

    The Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, is pleased to announce the 2019 Minister’s Awards of Municipal Excellence. The 18th annual awards recognize municipal government excellence and promotes knowledge sharing among municipalities.

    An independent review committee comprised of representatives from various municipal associations will recommend award recipients in five categories and, if chosen by the committee, one award for outstanding achievement:

    • Innovation – Recognizes a leading practice embodying the first use of an idea in a municipal context in Alberta (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);

    • Partnership – Recognizes a leading municipal practice involving consultation, co-ordination and co-operation with other municipalities, jurisdictions or organizations (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);

    • Safe Communities – Recognizes a leading practice focused on making municipalities safer through prevention and enforcement (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);

    •  Smaller Municipalities – Recognizes the innovative practices developed by communities with less than 3,000 residents;

    • Larger Municipalities – Recognizes an innovative and creative practice of larger municipalities with populations of 500,000 or greater that have a substantial resource base and who can partner with departments within the municipality’s control; and

    • Outstanding Achievement – Recognizes a municipality or municipal partnership that has helped to inspire action and change that has benefited local government practice in Alberta. This award, if chosen by the review committee, recognizes the best submission from the other categories.

      All municipalities are eligible. The review committee considers the practice in relation to the size and available resources of the municipality. The submission form and additional details can be found on the Municipal Excellence Awards webpage at: www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/1595. The deadline for submissions is March 29, 2019.

      If you have any questions regarding the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence please direct them to the Municipal Excellence Team: at 780-427-2225, or by email at menet@gov.ab.ca.

      The Municipal Excellence Team


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