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FPEIM Newsletter January 2017
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FPEIM 60th Annual Meeting


Monday, April 24, 2017

Hosted by the City of Charlottetown
at
The Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St, Charlottetown

Agenda and registration package to be circulated soon

 

Federal Budget 2017: Seizing the moment

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Federal Budget 2017 is just weeks away.  This budget is an historic opportunity to build a better Canada — by unlocking the potential of cities and communities from coast to coast to coast.  Our communities are where people live, work and raise their families. Local governments understand local needs, and we deliver cost-effective local solutions with national impact.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is calling on the federal government to seize this moment so future generations will look back on Budget 2017 as a pivotal moment in the Canadian story.

Read
Seizing the Moment: Budget 2017

2017 Family Violence Prevention Week, February 12-18

Family Violence Prevention Week takes place February 12-18.  Please save the dates and encourage co-workers, friends and family to actively participate with you!

Purple ribbons, tattoos and Teachers Guides resources are available from the Status of Women. Order yours early for Family Violence Prevention Week at info@peistatusofwomen.ca or call 902-368-4510.

Wear Purple Day will take place Wednesday, February 15. Get your purple clothes and accessories ready!

Don’t miss out on an Event Celebration Kit and Grant Opportunities!

Registration is now open for ParticipACTION 150 Play List events and programs like try-it days, skills and drills programs or community festivals. Register an opportunity for members of your community to check sports and physical activities off their 150 Play Lists to:
 
- Receive a 150 Play List Event Celebration Kit containing signage, prizes and more (while supplies last)
- See your event or program, if open to the pubic, showcased HERE for Canadians to see and join in on the fun
- Be eligible for a micro-grant (grant application and guidelines can be found HERE)
 
To help you in the planning and promotion of a 150 Play List event or program, download a 150 Play List toolkit now.
 

New Website for Atlantic Canada Extreme Precipitation Data

 
Communities in Atlantic Canada now have a valuable planning tool that offers enhanced access to specialized information from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on extreme rainfall events.  Engineers, managers and planners rely on Intensity/Duration/Frequency (IDF) statistics to design roadways, culverts, and other drainage structures that can accommodate heavy rainfall and mitigate its impact on habitats, properties and infrastructure.

The Extreme Precipitation in Atlantic Canada website offers a variety of products, including IDF curves and data files, some of which can be downloaded directly.

 

Apply by March 1 for GMF Capital Project Funding

Are you looking to get started on a sustainable community project in your municipality? Don’t miss the upcoming deadline to apply for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’s Green Municipal Fund capital project funding for energy, transportation, waste and water capital projects. Submit your Initial Review Form by March 1, 2017.

Contact an FCM advisor to find out if your project is eligible and to help complete your form. Consulting with FCM before you submit can help ensure the success of your application.

Email FCM or call toll-free 1-877-997-9926. You can also visit the FCM web page for details.

Heart & Stroke Foundation Count Your Cubes Challenge

 
Did you know that just 1 can of pop contains the equivalent of 10 sugar cubes?

Want to reduce the amount of sugar you and your family consume?  Interested in getting a team together to participate in a workplace challenge?  Sign up today for the Heart & Stroke’s Count Your Cubes! The Sugary Drink Challenge by visiting  www.countyourcubes.ca

This 4-week challenge will help you track and reduce the number of sugar cubes you’re consuming in common beverages like pop, juice, sweetened coffees and teas, sports drinks and vitamin waters.

The challenge starts March 6, 2017 and runs until April 2, 2017. At the end of the challenge you’ll be eligible to win a $100 Sobeys gift card.

Any municipalities looking for  more information or additional promotional materials, please email info@countyourcubes.ca

Consultation on Lead in Drinking Water


The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) is responsible for establishing and maintaining the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.  The CDW has assessed the available information on lead and intends to update its drinking water guideline.  The purpose of this consultation is to ask for comments on the proposed guideline and technical document.  You can read the consultation document and submit your comments to the CDW Secretariat.  All comments must be received by March 15, 2017.

Further details are available
here.

 
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