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Opening & Closing Your Cottage

Posted: September 25, 2018
Tagged As: Cottage, Risk Management, Winter

There is something exciting about opening up the cottage after a long winter. Make sure your annual ritual includes tasks that will help you make the most of your time at the cottage. Theses simple tips from Frank Cowan Company will help prevent easy fixes from ruining your relaxation.

Home Protection Plan Companies Assist with Independent Living

Posted: September 19, 2018
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Aging can affect one’s ability to perform home maintenance tasks. Home warranty companies provide home services that can address several important aspects of safely aging in place.  The LAS Sewer and Water Warranty service is one such service that can help older adults remain independent in their homes longer.

LAS Facility Lighting Service Webinar

Posted: September 12, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, LED

On September 11th, 2018, LAS held a Facility Lighting Service webinar to provide an overview of its newly expanded LED lighting offering to Ontario municipalities.  If you didn't get a chance to attend, a recording of yesterday's session is now available for viewing.  
 

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.

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