County Listed as Smart Cities Canada Finalist

 

Lac Ste. Anne County, in collaboration with Parkland, Brazeau and Yellowhead Counties, has been elected as a finalist in the $10 million prize category of Smart Cities Canada.

 

In November 2017, the Government of Canada challenged communities across the country to develop bold and ambitious ideas to improve the lives of their residents using data and connected technology. Lac Ste. Anne County partnered up with its municipal neighbours Parkland County, Brazeau County and Yellowhead County, to develop and submit an agriculturally-focused Smart Cities Canada submission. This municipal collective has just been selected as a finalist in the $10 million category.

More than 200 communities, large and small, from across Canada submitted their innovative ideas to the Smart Cities Challenge. An independent panel of 13 jury members evaluated these submissions based on the criteria set out in the Applicant Guide.

On June 1, 2018, twenty finalists were announced to go on to the next step of the Challenge. Each finalist community receives a $250,000 grant to help it develop its final proposal.

The finalist communities had the opportunity to meet with the jury for the first time in November 2018 for a check-in. These meetings allowed finalist to showcase their ideas and receive feedback as they develop our final proposals.

Throughout October 2018 to February 2019, the Smart Cities Challenge team visited each finalist community.

UPDATE:

We have submitted our Smart Cities Challenge Final submission last week on March 5th. We have also been advised by the Smart Cities Team that our submission has been accepted for evaluation by the Jury.

Thanks very much to all of you who have committed a significant amount of time, effort and enthusiasm to this process. We couldn't have done it without you!

For your information here is the link to our Final Proposal: https://www.parklandcounty.com/en/do-business/SMART-Parkland.aspx

We have also been informed that the winners will be announced on May 14th. Thanks again, and we'll keep you all posted as things move along.

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Community Events at a Glance

  • 26 Mar
    Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® – Discussion Groups 26 Mar 2019 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Learn about Dealing with Disobedience, Managing Fighting & Aggression, and Developing Good
    Bedtime Routines. We will discuss some of the reasons for behaviours and learn positive parenting
    strategies to help prevent problems, as well as how to handle

  • 02 Apr
    Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® – Discussion Groups 02 Apr 2019 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Learn about Dealing with Disobedience, Managing Fighting & Aggression, and Developing Good
    Bedtime Routines. We will discuss some of the reasons for behaviours and learn positive parenting
    strategies to help prevent problems, as well as how to handle

  • 09 Apr
    Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® – Discussion Groups 09 Apr 2019 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Learn about Dealing with Disobedience, Managing Fighting & Aggression, and Developing Good
    Bedtime Routines. We will discuss some of the reasons for behaviours and learn positive parenting
    strategies to help prevent problems, as well as how to handle

  • 26 Mar - 09 Apr
  • 16 Apr - 30 Apr

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359