40-4: Municipal Law Archives - LawNow Magazine

Common Neighbourhood Disputes and Solutions

Most Albertans live with neighbours and although we may not always think about it, they can have a huge impact on our daily lives. Living nearby so many different people can often result in disputes. Here are some common problems and what you can do to address them, without heading to court. Neighbours Aren’t Clearing […]


Melanie Webber
Melanie Webber is a second year law student at the university of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Municipal Government Board

The Municipal Government Board shall provide timely, independent, quasi-judicial appeal adjudication to all parties in the areas of assessment matters, planning, subdivision appeals, inter-municipal disputes and annexation recommendations, that yields fairness and equity consistent with the authority of the Municipal Government Act. Mission Statement, Municipal Government Board Introduction In Alberta, hundreds of administrative agencies, boards […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Unleashing the Environmental Power of Municipalities: Recommendations to Strengthen Alberta’s Municipal Government Act

Municipalities play a key role in the management and protection of Alberta’s environment. This occurs through regulation of private land uses and through local land use planning. Municipalities can also direct local changes that reduce the trajectory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create resilient communities that can adapt to the changes caused by climate […]


Brenda Heelan Powell
Brenda Heelan Powell is Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Municipalities Leading the Way on Environmentalism

Canada’s municipalities, already leaders in effective environmental action, stand poised to accomplish even more: to reduce the consumption of energy and water, and to emit less pollution, for example—while delivering the same quality and quantity of services to residents. During the next decade, how we build, manage and renew our cities and communities will be […]


Ben Henderson
Ben Henderson is an Edmonton municipal councillor and Chair of the Green Municipal Fund Council, a program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in partnership with the Government of Canada.

In Praise of Urban Forests

I applaud the Glenora Conservation Association and the City of Edmonton in their ongoing attempts to protect and save Edmonton’s mature tree canopy. It is clear there is a desire to balance the needs of new homeowners, and protect the trees. As the president of Tree Canada, Canada’s only national, not-for-profit dedicated to greening communities, […]


Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen is the president of Tree Canada. www.treecanada.ca

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