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Welcome to the AMO WatchFile - our tool to provide you with the information you really want, quickly and consistently each week.

Each AMO WatchFile begins with a short summary that your handheld device will love. It will be followed by information and links organized by simple headings that make sense - Provincial matters, Federal matters, conference information, best practices - the information you want is always just one click away. With one quick scan you can get a good sense of what's happening and if you want more, it's at your fingertips, whether it is a new AMO policy paper or a new LAS program

We don't stop there. When appropriate, the WatchFile will let you know what to watch for in the week ahead, and provide insightful guest columns. Send the WatchFile team an email to subscribe.
 

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May 18, 2017
In This Issue
  • Comment on Ontario’s Food Security Strategy.
  • Ontario updating nuclear emergency response plan.
  • Canada 150 - special events for Canada’s special event.  
  • Got a lighting project planned this summer?
  • Renewable natural gas webinar for municipalities.
  • Careers with Southwold, Brooke Alvinston and New Tecumseth.
May 11, 2017
In This Issue
  • Apply for a 2017 AMO Gas Tax Award.
  • Excess soil consultation opportunity on EBR until June 23, 2017.  
  • Aggregates Resources and Mining Modernization Act passed (Bill 39).
  • Funding for up to 550 projects in Canada through FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program.
  • Deadline for delegation requests during AMO Conference.
  • AMO e-Learning: convenient quality education without the travel.
  • AMO Trade Show 70% sold out.
  • September 21 - Human Services Symposium 2.0.
  • September 22 - Municipal Labour Relations Symposium.
  • Drive electric!
  • Pavement management for the 21st century.
  • Shedding Some Light on Your Electricity Bill – The Commodity.
  • Renewable natural gas webinar for municipalities.
  • Careers with OPS, York Region and Metrolinx. 
May 4, 2017
In This Issue
  • Joint Annual Memorandum of Understanding Statement.
  • Showcase your municipal innovations.
  • Province seeking comments on two-way radio use while driving.
  • Showcase at the AMO Conference this August.
  • Plain language writing.
  • September 21 - Human Services Symposium 2.0.
  • September 22 - Municipal Labour Relations Symposium.
  • Lifeline Syria named Canadian of the Year.
  • Teeny Tiny Summit 2017 on Rural Community Renewal.
  • Careers with Regina, Simcoe County, Walkerton Clean Water Centre, OPS and Durham. 
April 27, 2017
In This Issue
  • Province launches rural education engagement.
  • Applications for pipeline expansions by natural gas utilities are now being accepted.
  • Green Leaf Challenge.
  • New regulation exempts second units from development charges.
  • Showcase at the AMO Conference this August.
  • Plain language writing.
  • September 21 - Human Services Symposium 2.0.
  • September 22 - Municipal Labour Relations Symposium.
  • Shedding some light on electricity bills.
  • Ontario electricity rates to be reduced starting May 1.
April 20, 2017
In This Issue
  • 2017 P.J. Marshall Municipal Innovation Awards - deadline May 14, 2017.
  • Learn about new LAS programs - attend a cost free Town Hall session.
  • LaSalle resolution concerning funding for the Great Lakes.
  • Don't miss the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference - May 3-5.
  • Careers with LAS, Ontario Public Service and Elgin County.