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October 17, 2018
On Monday, October 15, the province announced the Municipal Cannabis Transition Program (MCTP) as a means to assist municipalities cover the costs related to the federal legalization of cannabis for recreational use, which comes into effect today....
October 10, 2018
In anticipation of the October 17 cannabis legalization date, the Government of Alberta has prepared a public awareness communications package municipalities can use to advise their citizens of the local rules and regulations for buying and...
October 3, 2018
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) is pleased to announce an extension of funding and updates to the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP). The popular program launched in 2016  was approaching full subscription of its original $5...
October 3, 2018
The Government of Alberta is accepting a second round of applications for its Anti-Racism Community Grant (ARCG). The grant offers matching funding up to a maximum of $25,000 for projects that address racism in geographic regions, or in particular...

Happening now

October 17, 2018
The playlist of songs that accompanied the voting process for resolutions at AUMA’s convention last month is now available on our YouTube channel.  Follow along using this status and musical selection chart.  AUMA’s Resolutions Library has also been...
October 3, 2018
Thank you to the over 1100 municipal leaders who attended the AUMA convention.  Red Deer was a great host community and we had a lot of fun learning more about this central Alberta community. AUMA Resolutions We’re currently in the process of...
October 3, 2018
Recent changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) include a requirement for Subdivision and Appeal Board (SDAB) members and clerks to undergo mandatory training based on a standard program developed by Municipal Affairs before April 1, 2019. ...
October 3, 2018
Have you wondered where Canada’s residential schools were located? CBC News offers an interactive map that highlights the location and time period of each residential school across Canada. According to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement...

In your community

October 10, 2018
AUMA extends its sincere sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of Lloyd Bertschi, who passed away on October 5, 2018.  Lloyd served the community of Morinville for 6 years as councillor and as Mayor for 11 years before resigning in...
October 10, 2018
Many municipalities indicate they want to build relationships with Indigenous communities, but do not know where to start. In response, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) are pleased to launch a new initiative that will help inform...
October 3, 2018
AUMA was sad to hear of the passing of former Town of Didsbury Mayor Rick Mousseau on September 26, 2018.  Rick served on the Didsbury Fire Department for 30 years, including 18 as fire chief, before being elected to Didsbury Town Council, with two...
October 3, 2018
AUMA extends condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Claude Lagace, Mayor of the Town of Sexsmith, who passed away on September 29, 2018. As noted in the Town of Sexsmith’s media release, “Mayor Lagace had one term on Council, from...