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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Sewer and Water Line Warranty Service

Posted: November 01, 2017
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Homeowners insurance can safeguard a house from theft, fire, and even natural disasters.  But insurance generally only covers the physical structure of the home and the contents inside of it.  What about the underground infrastructure that connects the home to municipal water and sewer lines?  Discover how LAS' Sewer & Water Line Warranty Service can save your residents thousands should these critical lines fail.

Five Benefits of a Group Benefits Plan

Posted: October 04, 2017
Tagged As: Group Benefits, LAS Programming

A well-designed group benefits plan offers employees the protection they deserve and can make your workplace an attractive and satisfying place to work.  Without one, your organization may be selling itself short.  Discover the benefits of offering a Group Benefits plan to your employees.

Thaw Frozen Water Laterals Quickly with an SLWC Warranty

Posted: September 27, 2017
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

You'd never know it from the weather, but winter is right around the corner.  Find out how providing your residents with an optional Service Line Warranties of Canada warranty could save them time and money when it comes to thawing frozen water laterals.

Program Spotlight: One Investment Program

Posted: August 02, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, LAS Programming, Legislation & Regulation, Risk Management

The One Investment Program provides consistently strong rates of return across its four portfolios and High Interest Savings Accounts (HISA), while simplifying the process for investors.  From short-term parking of funds to long-term investing for future infrastructure and everything in between, there’s an investment option for every municipal need.

New Ideas from LAS

Posted: July 26, 2017
Tagged As: About LAS, LAS Programming

Municipal staff often fill a wide range of jobs and responsibilities, leaving little time to be proactive or investigate efficiencies in operations.  That's precisely why LAS was created in 1992. Discover the many ways in which LAS assists Ontario municipalities, and where we draw inspiration from.  Your municipality might hold the key to the next new LAS service!

Program Spotlight: The LAS Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service

Posted: July 05, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming, LED, Recreational Lighting

LED technology is at a point where it can be used in almost any application.  If your municipality is looking for ways to reduce electricity consumption and operational costs, consider the business case for an LED lighting upgrade from LAS. 

LAS Home & Automotive Insurance: Money in Your Pocket

Posted: June 21, 2017
Tagged As: Home and Auto, LAS Programming

Did you know that in addition to helping Ontario municipalities Save Money, Make Money & Build Capacity, LAS can also help you, the individual, save money?  If you're a municipal staff member or elected official, you're eligible for the LAS Home & Auto Insurance Program!  A simple phone call could save you up to 25% on your personal home and automobile insurance.

Using Cutting Edge Technology to Perform Roads Assessments

Posted: April 04, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

LAS formally launched its newest service at this week's 2017 AMO Asset Management Symposium.  Learn how this program targets aging road infrastructure with the goal of reducing operating and maintenance costs, while at the same time raising the average condition of Ontario road networks.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: LAS' Fleet Management Service is Leading the Charge!

Posted: February 21, 2017
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming

Transportation in the municipal sector contributes up to 35% (2013) of Canada’s Greenhouse gas emissions – more than the Buildings, Electricity, and Agriculture sectors combined!  Discover how LAS' new Fleet Management service helps tackle this issue as it strives to become the Canadian leader in the deployment of low-carbon and zero-emission transportation.  
 

How Can LAS Best Support Ontario Municipalities Moving Forward?

Posted: February 16, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Climate Change, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming

In January LAS hosted two focus group sessions at the ROMA conference in Toronto to uncover the biggest challenges facing rural Ontario.  Learn what came out of those sessions and the process that that lies ahead as LAS searches for solutions to these challenges.