Vicarious Experiences and Words of Wisdom

In a letter dated November 3, 2011, the new Premier of Alberta outlined her and the Alberta government’s mandate along with their expectations for the new Minister of Municipal Affairs, Doug Griffiths:  “… Innovative approaches will be needed to deliver results for Albertans. This has been started through a reorganization of government to better align…… Continue reading Vicarious Experiences and Words of Wisdom

Walk this Way

Out for a stroll, a jog, or just trying to get from one place to another on foot? As a pedestrian you have the right of safe travel on your designated portion of the road, called the sidewalk. A sidewalk is defined as a pathway that runs alongside a road and is designed to provide…… Continue reading Walk this Way

Small Town Commerce: the road leads into and out of town

As the sun blazes across the afternoon sky and begins to disappear over the horizon, the distant sounds of lawn mowers, power tools, and playing children fade away, drawing an end to another peaceful and relaxing day in Langdon. While settling in for a quiet evening, you realize that you need some good or commodity…… Continue reading Small Town Commerce: the road leads into and out of town

Everything according to plan … but whose plan? The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009)

On April 27, 2009 at 2:50 p.m. The Honourable Dr. Ted Morton, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development stood up in the Alberta Legislature and introduced what would become a very controversial piece of legislation. Bill 36 would become the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009) that would cause alliances to change and pit Albertans against each…… Continue reading Everything according to plan … but whose plan? The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009)

To be a town or not to be a town, that is the question

Langdon, the Good Luck Hamlet or the Good Luck Town? Back in 1975, Langdonites faced the similar question, however, it was asked in a slightly different way, should Langdon remain a town or become a hamlet? The citizens of that time, answered that they believed their community would be better served as a hamlet under…… Continue reading To be a town or not to be a town, that is the question

Municipal Taxation … after 2200 years the Rosetta Stone still does not apply

At least once a year, most property owners reflect on whether or not property taxes are going to increase. Most feel any increase is bad, no increase is good, but a decrease is even better! The property tax we pay is composed of a few different components and based on a few different factors. In…… Continue reading Municipal Taxation … after 2200 years the Rosetta Stone still does not apply

Rocky View 2010 Budget: Overview

Rocky View County’s Budget Highlights – “2010-2012 Budget provides resources to meet Councils objectives set out in the Strategic Plan”, “Programs currently provided by the County will be maintained unless adjustments are directed by Council”, “… 2010 Base Budget forms the basis for expense and revenue assumptions in 2011 and 2012”, and “… Municipal tax…… Continue reading Rocky View 2010 Budget: Overview