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British city launches innovative fund to tackle climate change, poverty
The mayor of one of Britain’s largest cities has launched an innovative fund aimed at tackling social and environmental problems from hungry children to carbon emissions. Read more…


Rural municipalities sound alarm over Alberta’s review of police funding
Several municipalities are concerned the Alberta government’s review of policing costs could result in taxpayers shouldering more costs or receiving less service. Read more…


Privacy concerns raised over Halifax’s new alert app
Halifax’s decision to roll out a new alert system is prompting questions from at least one privacy advocate. Read more…


Google tool shows Saskatoon’s if future carbon emissions go unchecked
A new Google tool is showing how Saskatoon could cut its carbon emissions and how a changing climate could alter the city’s weather decades from now. Read more…


B.C. Regional District kicks off housing needs and demand study
A new study by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District will examine the area’s housing needs and investigate potential solutions to any lack of accommodation. Read more…


Body cams for crossing guards? In a small Quebec town it slows drivers down
Crossing guards in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf, Quebec have been wearing video cameras for the past year to discourage reckless driving and speeding. Read more…


Taking proactive measures on ammonia leak threat
St. Albert will be spending more than $500,000 to upgrade ice rinks in the city and prevent hazardous ammonia leaks. Read more…


Edmonton city council votes against using calcium chloride this winter
The controversial chemical will not be used to de-ice Edmonton city streets following a 7-6 vote by city council. Read more…


Moncton to seek thousands more immigrants to sustain economic growth
Moncton’s new immigration strategy emphasizes increasing the number of people making a home in the region in order to maintain economic growth. Read more…


YMCA regional hub project secures funding despite flood of concerns
Concerns around funding of capital projects in Simcoe County boiled over during discussions of a proposed YMCA facility – but it wasn’t enough to derail the project. Read more…

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