Lethbridge, Coaldale receive municipal excellence awards

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
July 4, 2018 - 10:20am

ALBERTA – The City of Lethbridge and the Town of Coaldale have been honoured by the province with Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence.

Lethbridge was acknowledged with the Partnership Award, for its Traditional Knowledge and Use Agreement with the members of the Blackfoot Confederacy. It’s a project to gather information for future land use, parks planning, and heritage management, with the help of the Blood Tribe, Piikani Nation, and Siksika Nation.

Areas include traditional land use, ecological knowledge, and spirituality.

Coaldale received the Safe Communities Award, after establishing an emergency management training program. Initiatives established in 2017 are described as having added greatly to public safety, by better preparing staff to deal with emergencies and disasters.

Other awards went to Calgary in the Larger Municipalities category, Drumheller for Innovation, and Smoky Lake for Smaller Municipalities.

The annual awards have been presented for 17 years. The five winners were chosen from 45 applications by a committee of representatives from municipal associations.

AgENT program to bring Lethbridge College students and industry together to solve ag-industry issues

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