The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) annual conference was held in Quebec City from May 30th through June 2nd. Town of Olds Mayor Michael Muzychka attended along with local councillors. He says discussions included broadband, economic development and the energy sector. Mayor Muzychka was involved with networking sessions and talked to delegates from out east about pipelines and Alberta energy.
Town of Olds Mayor Returns From 2019 FCM Conference In Quebec City
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