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Quick Rundown of 2018 AMO Conference

Posted: August 15, 2018
Tagged As: About LAS, Asset Management, Digital, Events, Federal Gas Tax, Government, Investments, LAS Programming, Legislation & Regulation, Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management, Roads Assessment, Waste Management

The 2018 AMO Conference is days away.  Get a sneak peak at all of the AMO, LAS, and MEPCO related sessions over the course of Conference.

Risk Management Considerations for Splash Pads

Posted: July 18, 2018
Tagged As: Legislation & Regulation, Public Health, Risk Management

Splash pads are a fun aquatic addition to any neighbourhood park, and a great way to beat the heat. However, they are not maintenance free.  Learn about best practices related splash pads and how regular inspections and other precautions can minimize illness and injury while cooling off.

Water & Dock Safety Tips

Posted: July 11, 2018
Tagged As: Home and Auto, Risk Management

The summer of 2018 has already seen its fair share of hot days.  To find relief from the heat, many turn to beaches or cottages offering access to lakes.  To ensure friends and family stay safe while they cool off, follow these water and dock safety tips.

Providing Continuity to Surface Discontinuity: Automated Sidewalk Assessments

Posted: January 17, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, budgeting, Risk Management, Roads Assessment

Sidewalks are an important part of every municipality’s asset portfolio, and one with a potential for high liability if poorly maintained.  LAS and program partner StreetScan are pleased to introduce automated sidewalk assessments as part of its Roads Assessment Service offering.

Managing the Risks of Tobogganing

Posted: November 22, 2017
Tagged As: Risk Management

Winter is upon us, and tobogganing is an activity that many Canadian children look forward to every winter. To make sure you protect riders, and yourself, we’ve put together some simple guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries on municipal hills.


Risk Management Considerations for Community Gardens

Posted: August 23, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Risk Management

Community gardens are popular with urban dwellers who don’t have access to gardening space. They can also be beneficial for municipalities, if properly managed.  Discover risk related issues to consider when developing a community garden, and some of the rules you can impose to prevent them.

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.

Managing the Risks of Bike Parks

Posted: July 12, 2017
Tagged As: Legislation & Regulation, Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management

Failing to actively manage the associated risks of municipal facilities built for public use can result in unnecessary and costly liabilities for the municipality.  Frank Cowan Company and Shillingtons LLP have developed this 12-Step guide to help municipalities identify and manage risks with such facilities.

Canada 150 – Special Events for Canada’s Special Event

Posted: May 17, 2017
Tagged As: Risk Management, Special Events

As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation, municipalities may find themselves being asked to approve events that are uncommon and have no prior history.  But by properly following and applying the principles of municipal risk management, each of these special events can proceed successfully.

ABCs of Trail Risk Management

Posted: April 26, 2017
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management

Spring has sprung, and for many of us that means shedding the layers of clothing, getting off the couch, and heading outside to experience all that nature has to offer; walking, biking, hiking, or one of any number of other enjoyable outdoor activities. But what does this mean for municipalities who own or maintain the many trails the public might make use of? This fun little blog looks at the ABCs of Trail Risk Management.