Tag Archives: Municipal Council

Have ‘they’ no pride, no respect

No Pride, No Respect A reader here sent me the following pictures taken on the old mining road above the grave yard next to the golf course. Some of these pictures are less than 100 meters from Hwy 3 and … Continue reading

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What do these two elected officials have in common?

Elected Officials Besides breaking with the pack? The answer to that question can be found at the bottom of this post. MP Brent Rathgeber quits Tory caucus: Another hit to the Conservative brand? “It’s personally challenging … to constantly be … Continue reading

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Ratepayers Contact Municipal Affairs

Over Council’s Secret Meetings A week or two back, I wrote the following post CAO’s (cloak and dagger) briefing meetings regarding municipal council’s secret meetings and lack of transparency. Now the Ratepayers Association have taken it a step further by … Continue reading

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News Tip: What goes around comes around

…. when you don’t play nice. In this week’s Crowsnest Promoter is the following article (not available on-line)… Ranchland waiting for Crowsnest Pass financial report Sheena Read Editor, Nanton News Ranchland council is waiting for information from the Municipality of … Continue reading

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Poles, poles, everywhere (Ugly) poles

Power Poles A commenter on a previous post said… All of these new power poles all over the place look awful.They are ruining the views all over the place.Did council know this was going to happen? It could have been … Continue reading

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What I Learned at the last Ratepayer Meeting

What I Learned The other day at the Ratepayers Association monthly meeting I was asked if I had been contacted by the Investigation Team from Municipal Affairs looking into the (mis)management of our municipality. I said, “no, I hadn’t”. Then … Continue reading

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Are pecuniary interest laws being broken and flouted

Pecuniary Interest On at least two or three occasions in the last month or so at various meetings I have attended it has come to my attention that a strong case can be made that certain members of our municipal … Continue reading

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Ratepayers: The blame game

Blame Game As usual, last night’s Ratepayers Association monthly general meeting was well attended. Much of what was on the agenda that was discussed dealt with mayor/council/administrations (mis)handling of our municipal business. There was enough blame thrown around that if … Continue reading

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Don’t call us, we’ll call you

Don’t call us Some of my readers here may recall the mayor in his Mayor’s Corner Newsletter #67 of December 18, 2012 giving the reason for cancellation of a Jamboree for this summer as being the fault of the Ratepayer’s … Continue reading

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Councillor Saje spills the beans on lack of transparency

Lack of Transparency Well that didn’t take long? On Saturday, in my Newcomers vs Long-time Residents post, I closed that article with the following… p.s. It seems like at least one councillor has distanced himself from the pack (see quote … Continue reading

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