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Natural Gas Rate Changes Are No Joke

Posted: April 04, 2018
Tagged As: budgeting, Energy, Natural Gas

April 1st brought with it some laughter and Tom Foolery in honour of April Fool’s Day.  It also brought rate changes to utility Natural Gas rates across Ontario.  Find out the new rates of each utility, and what the next few months holds for your natural gas rates.

AMO-Notarius Digital Signature Service Pilot Launch

Posted: March 28, 2018
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Technology

AMO is partnering with Solutions Notarius Inc. to offer members a digital signature service.  To test the proof of concept, through a pilot program.  Learn more about the pilot and how your municipality might make use of digital signatures in the future.

What Will Your Main Street Look Like?

Posted: March 21, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Government, Municipal Infrastructure

In January 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced up to $26 million in provincial funding to municipal governments for revitalization initiatives within Main Street areas.  No one knows your community better than you.  So, What will your Main Street look like?


You’re Invited to the World’s Biggest Celebration!

Posted: March 14, 2018
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, GHG Emissions

Saturday March 24, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time is Earth Hour.  Discover some of the history behind Earth Hour and learn how you and your municipality can get involved in the world’s biggest celebration.  

Shedding Light on 5 Years of Upgrades

Posted: March 07, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, LED, Streetlights

Five years ago this month, LAS launched its LED Streetlight Program.  Join us as we look back at the last five years as we explore how the program has grown, and how your municipality can help us celebrate the anniversary.

Electric Trucks: Big Toys, Batteries Included.

Posted: February 28, 2018
Tagged As: Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

When you hear the words "electric vehicle" they often conjure images of small cars.  While it is still a growing segment, the electric vehicle market has grown to include electric trucks and larger vehicles, and these big toys come with batteries included. 

Top 10 Reasons to Attend an LAS Town Hall

Posted: February 21, 2018
Tagged As: About LAS, Events, LAS, LAS Programming

LAS Town Hall sessions return in the spring of 2018.  Whether your municipality makes use of many of our programs or none at all, there are plenty of reasons to come out to this year’s sessions.  Here are just 10 of them.

Don't Forget to Love the Earth This Valentine's Day

Posted: February 14, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, GHG Emissions

Today is Valentine's Day, and many of us will be spending quality time with the one we love the most.  However, while showering your loved one with greeting cards, flowers, chocolate an other lavish gifts, don't forget to show Mother Earth a little love too.

Energy Efficiency: A Behavioral Approach to Energy Savings

Posted: February 07, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions

Human behaviour is a big factor in energy efficiency.  Find out how changes in human behaviour can affect energy efficiency, and how even capacity-strapped organizations can generate change and realize cost savings.

Frozen Fleets: Driving EVs in Winter

Posted: January 31, 2018
Tagged As: Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management

Just how well can you expect your electric vehicle fleet to perform in winter?  The answer may surprise you.  Discover the differences in cold weather performance between electric vehicle and its internal combustion engine counterpart.

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