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Five sustainable procurement trends to drive sustainability

With ample sustainability risks and opportunities stemming from a municipality’s supply chain, procurement is well positioned to be an engine for achieving sustainability outcomes and ...

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Navigating complexities in service access

Opportunities outside the box: James Bartlett Employment Support Fund Navigating through the complexities of modern life often involves the pressure to check specific boxes and ...

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Noise pollution impacting Canadian well-being

If you live in a busy urban area, you are probably accustomed to the frequent noisiness of cities: cars and trucks in rush hour traffic, ...

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Fighting for gender, cultural diversity in local government

Velma Morgan: Women of Influence Honourable Mention Velma Morgan is a teacher and advocate for gender and cultural diversity in politics. She is the chair ...

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Forging a path for next generation of local government women

Jyoti Gondek: Women of Influence Honourable Mention Jyoti Gondek made history in 2021 when she was sworn in as Calgary’s 37th mayor. She also became ...

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Housing the top issue for municipalities in fall economic statement

Billions of dollars in new spending on housing is the top item of interest for municipal leaders coming out of the federal government’s Fall Economic ...

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Dover mayor reaches finals of World Mayor contest

When Tony Keats was told by his town manager in Dover, Nfld., that she was nominating him for the World Mayor Prize, he thanked her ...

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Hotter days are coming and Canada’s cities need to adapt

The summer of 2023 was marked by extreme weather across Canada. Record-breaking wildfires covered cities in dense smoke. Floods wreaked havoc in Atlantic Canada and ...

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Retiring city manager hopeful for London's future

Lynne Livingstone has some 34 years of experience in public service, including the past 16 at the City of London. But her professional career reached ...

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FCM’s Big City Mayors calls for new framework for raising municipal revenue

Mayors of Canada’s largest cities are calling on other orders of government to do more to help municipalities pay for the services they provide. At ...

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