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What to Look for in Natural Gas Retail Contracts

Posted: September 05, 2018
Tagged As: Energy, Natural Gas, Public Procurement

Have you ever had a knock at the door where an energy retailer offers you a “cheaper” rate?  While the rate may indeed be attractive, there are a number of other things to consider for before signing a natural gas retail contract.  

Ontario Municipalities Lead the Way with Digital & Electronic Signatures

Posted: August 29, 2018
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Technology

Earlier this year AMO put out a call for municipal volunteers to pilot a digital and electronic signature service to determine its viability in the sector.  Discover how these municipalities have benefitted from the service and when you might expect a full service offering open to all Ontario municipalities.

Aging Infrastructure Can Hit People Where They Live

Posted: August 22, 2018
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Recent studies show water main break rates have increased 27% over the last six years.  Help your residents address their aging private infrastructure with an affordable third-party warranty offering from LAS and Service Line Warranties of Canada.

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.

What Can Asset Management Deliver?

Posted: August 08, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Doing Asset Management is simple. Doing it well is not.  We all manage our assets, but have we adopted Asset Management as a decision making tool that helps us know every dollar spent contributes to our vision and strategic priorities?

Now is the Perfect Time to Review Your Group Benefits Plan

Posted: August 01, 2018
Tagged As: Group Benefits

It seems like there is always something more pressing than a Group Benefits review.  Next time your find yourself saying “I don’t have any time to review our benefits plan,” remember that LAS and Mosey & Mosey are here to help.

LAS Facility Lighting Expansion

Posted: July 25, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LAS Programming, LED, Office Lighting, Recreational Lighting

Back in May, LAS hinted at expanding our Recreation Facility LED Lighting Service.  Today, we begin to roll this out a little more by providing some descriptions and images of the new types of lighting that will be available to municipalities.

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.

LAS Electricity 10th Anniversary Blog

Posted: July 04, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity

The LAS Electricity Program is celebrating its 10th birthday. Through the years, the program has provided municipalities with an alternative to the default Regulated Price Plan rates, offering stable and predictable commodity costs to assist with municipal budgeting.
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