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RMA Spring 2019 Board Member Committee Report Now Available

The report summarizes board member committee work from August 2018 to March 2019 RMA has released its Spring 2019 Board Member Committee Report. The report includes a summary of all committees on which the RMA has a board member representative. The information provided is derived from a combination of… Read More

Community Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Update

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) releases program update The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) released an update on the Community Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. The update includes information on activities for April and May 2019. General Highlights: Created the MCCAC Facebook page to expand… Read More

Support Canadian Energy: The Launch of a Respectful Energy Dialogue

The Resource Communities of Canada Coalition (RCCC) is a collaborative group established to support the responsible development of energy infrastructure projects. Responsible resource development is essential for the future of all municipalities. The just-concluded Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference and Trade Show, held in Quebec City, provided the… Read More

Municipalities to be Granted Tax Incentive Powers

Bill 7 will allow municipalities to offer property tax incentives for non-residential uses to support economic development On June 4, Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs, introduced Bill 7, Municipal Government (Property Tax Incentives) Amendment Act. Bill 7 will allow municipalities, through the creation of a bylaw, to offer… Read More

Evaluation of Wetland Management Partnerships Report Available

The County of Vermillion River and City of Calgary release final report, “An Evaluation of Municipal- Provincial Wetland Management Partnerships in Alberta”.  The County of Vermillion River, in partnership with the City of Calgary, released a summary of the two municipalities’ experiences as provincial wetland restoration agents. The County of… Read More

Cleanfarms Selected as Agricultural Plastic Recycling Pilot Program Operator

The Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) through Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) have selected Cleanfarms as the program operator for three- year pilot The “Alberta Ag- Plastic. Recycle it!” program is underway with Cleanfarms selected as the program operator for the three-year pilot program to collect agricultural grain bags and… Read More

Government of Alberta Introduces Four Bills

The 1st session of the 30th Legislature of Alberta opened on May 22, 2019. In the time since then, the Government of Alberta has introduced four bills aimed at fulfilling campaign promises. The bills introduced are: Bill 1 – An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax Bill 2… Read More

Changes to Federal Species at Risk Act

Changes to the classification of five migratory bird species found in Alberta In January, an RMA member bulletin advertised the 45-day comment period for interested parties to comment on changes to the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for five migratory birds found in Alberta. Changes to Schedule 1 of SARA… Read More

Upcoming EOEP Course in Black Diamond

Municipal Corporate Planning and Finance course will be held June 22, 2019 The Elected Official Education Program (EOEP) will be holding a course on Municipal Corporate Planning and Finance in the Town of Black Diamond at the town office building on June 22, 2019. Furthering your education and being… Read More