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Council eyes regional collaboration
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Crowsnest Pass Municipal Council
DIEGO SYZ
Pass Herald Staff
Crowsnest Pass Municipal Council has approved and passed a motion to accept a plan promoting regional collaboration between the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding communities during the January 7th meeting.

The town of Pincher Creek has been approved for a grant of $250,000 supporting the Regional Online Capacity Building Project.

“It’s a good idea, if we can spend money on the economy,” said Councillor Bill Kovach.

The objective of the Regional Collaboration Program is to improve the viability and long-term substantiability of municipalities through strategic activities related to regional collaboration and capacity building, according to the Alberta Government Municipal Affairs website.

Key program outcomes include: significant regional approaches to municipal service delivery and governance, said the website.

An improved overall municipal capacity to respond to municipal priorities and to build and maintain effective intermunicipal relations, through joint and collaborative activities and strong intermunicipal relations, that result in strengthened community identities and improved quality of life, said the website.

The Provincial Government is expected to make $48.8 million available for the Regional Collaboration Program, according to the website.
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