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Olds Councillor Returns From FCM Conference

Wednesday, June 13th 2012 07:00

Murray Ball was the lone representative from Olds town council to attend the 75th Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference & trade show in Saskatoon earlier this month.

Infrastructure funding was one of the hot topics for the more than 1500 municipal leaders who attended the 75th FCM conference and trade show.

Murray Ball reported to Olds council on Monday that infrastructure was a hot top of conversation at FCM.

He says federal infrastructure minister Denis Lebel has assured municipalities there will be a new funding program in place before the current 'Building Canada Plan' expires in 2014.

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Ball adds, the town of Olds received recognition on the national stage at the FCM conference for its Fibre to the Premiss initative.

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Ball was the lone representive from Olds town council at the event in Saskatoon earlier this month.




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