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November 21, 2017
On November 17, 2017, the province tabled An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis, the legislation that sets out how non-medicinal cannabis will be distributed and sold in Alberta.  The Act will allow for two kinds of cannabis retail sales in...
November 16, 2017
The 2017 AMSC Trade Show, in conjunction with the AUMA Convention, is one week away! The AMSC team is looking forward to seeing you in Calgary Nov. 22 – Nov. 23, 2017 at the TELUS Convention Centre. We have more than 100 trade show booths for you to...
November 16, 2017
Although not an official part of the AUMA Convention and AMSC Tradeshow, we do like to share information with our members about opportunities to meet with government.  All inquiries regarding the following should be directed to the respective...
November 16, 2017
We are days away from the 2017 AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show, and now is about that time that members start to prepare for their arrival. Whether you are a seasoned AUMA Convention veteran, or a first-time attendee, it never hurts to refresh...

Living well

March 16, 2016
As experts in municipalities, the AMSC Retirement services team works closely with our strategic partners to offer retirement and savings programs designed specifically to meet the needs of members. Incorporating these initiatives as part of a total...
February 3, 2016
Do your employees know what to do in a blizzard? The massive blizzard that struck the northeastern United States in January is a reminder that winter storms are serious business and that everyone needs to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to help your...
February 3, 2016
As tax season is just around the corner, many employees are thinking about their financial goals and income tax deductions.  As employers, municipalities may receive questions about providing tools that can assist their employees in planning and...
December 16, 2015
Parents seek to guide their children by talking about important family and personal issues - like healthy eating. However, children often hear one thing and see another. As such, they won’t perceive healthy eating as important if it is not something...

Happening now

November 21, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for all components of the 2017/18 Alberta Community Partnership grant program, including the Intermunicipal Collaboration (IC) and Mediation and Collaborative Processes (MCP) components. IC applications are due by...
November 16, 2017
On November 15, 2017, AAMDC members voted on a resolution entitled “AAMDC refusal to engage in exploratory discussion to merge with AUMA,” with the motion that “the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) refuse to enter into...
November 8, 2017
The Government of Alberta has recently released the Stakeholder Feedback Summary Report on the Sand and Gravel Program review. Province-wide consultations occurred in January and February of 2017, where government sought feedback on topics such as:...
November 8, 2017
Is your municipality looking for sustainable solutions to waste management, neighbourhood infrastructure retrofits, or asset management strategies? FCM is hosting a free webinar series on November 14, 21, and 27, to discuss innovative solutions that...

In your community

November 21, 2017
The Town of Olds has been selected as one of the worlds’ 21 smart communities from among 400 applicants and has a shot at the Intelligent Community of the Year Award for 2018. This award granted from a New York based think tank, the Intelligent...
November 21, 2017
Many municipalities have formed regional waste management commissions or authorities to collaborate on municipal solid waste management. The study for a proposed Regional Organics Facility conducted in the St. Paul Region is a good example of...
November 21, 2017
The Alberta Human Rights Commission’s confidential inquiry line is a useful resource if your municipality has questions about human rights situations and/or inclusion issues. Contact information for the Commission’s Northern and Southern Regional...
November 8, 2017
Does your municipality have a shining CPO star? The Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers (AACPO) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 AACPO Award of Excellence, which will be presented at the banquet during the 2018 Winter Training...