Thursday, 30 November 2017

Protecting our Animals

Animal Safety During Emergencies

The MD of Foothills has been taking steps to ensure our Fire and Protective Services are even more informed on how to deal with our animals (large and small) in the event of an emergency.

On November 21st, MD First Responders and Staff attended workshop to provide an overview of the equine industry in Alberta and assist municipal bodies and personnel to incorporate equine into their existing emergency management plans.

The workshop was very well received and valuable for providing more tools for our First Responders to help provide us all with an even higher level of care for our animals.

Also, the story below shares some news for our other furry friends.

Monday, 20 November 2017

How Fast is Your Internet?

Please Share

I am still trying to share this internet speed test from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) to get as many people as possible to take the test so that they receive more data about what kind of speeds we have out our way.  The Federal Government has a target of getting households to a minimum up 5 mbps download speeds but they need data on what people are currently getting.

To take the test, go to:


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Good news today from Municipal Affairs

Municipal Affairs just announced a program called Property Education Requisition Credit (PERC). The program will be giving a tax credit retroactive from 2015-19 for municipalities that had to pay the school requisition based on assessment, even though they were unable to collected taxes from some Oil & Gas companies. For the MD of Foothills, this credit could end up being up to $500k. This is very good news for all of us!