Divisional Boundaries Under Review
At its meeting of December 9th 2016, County Council requested that Administration bring forward a bylaw and proposed redistricting map of the municipal divisional boundaries in Lac Ste. Anne County leading up to the general election in 2017. Changes to the divisional boundaries have been discussed by Council since the 2011 Federal Census information showed that population disparities between current divisions were significant. Once the proposed bylaw and draft divisional maps are presented, Council will have the final decision if changes are made prior to the election. If Council elects to proceed, advertising of the proposed map will begin in January, to ensure all legislative processes are completed within the guidelines of municipal legislation.
Lac Ste. Anne Supports Parkland’s “Future of Coal” Initiative
In an effort to reduce the impact of the Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, Parkland County has reached out to other municipalities including Lac Ste. Anne County to participate in a Future of Coal Study. The study will be conducted by a consultant to undertake a Study on the economic, fiscal and social impacts of the Phase Out of Coal-Powered Generation plan.
The study will include a comprehensive socio-economic impact assessment of the closure of coal mining operations, end of coal-powered generation and various scenarios of ongoing generation operations, ranging from technology shifts to outright facility closures within our region, which includes all coal-fired generation west of Edmonton. The socio-economic impact assessment will identify and outline the effect on Parkland County, Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, and areas west of Edmonton, but will be holistic enough that other municipalities can use the information to understand the impacts on their communities. The partners are hopeful that the study will commence prior to the end of 2016, and will be completed around March 2017, at which time the report will be ready to submit to the provincial government for their review and consideration. Lac Ste. Anne County Council chose to contribute up to $10,000.00 to the Future of Coal Study, an initiative led by Parkland County.
2017 Calendar Photo Contest Winners
County At the December 9th, 2016 Council meeting, the winners of the 2017 Calendar Photo contest were awarded their prizes for their contribution to this program. The winners are as follows:
Each year the County invites photographers from all walks of life to capture images of scenery, events or friends and family experiencing life within Lac Ste. Anne County to be utilized in our annual calendar.
Special mention goes to the youngest winner who won the most sought-after spot, the cover photo. Congratulations Kaitlyn! Thank you for your participation and we look forward to your entries next year! Calendars are available for FREE, at the County Office and local libraries, while supplies last. A digital copy of the calendar can be downloaded from www.LSAC.ca.
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