Learn about proposed changes to workplace
legislation for farm and ranch workers.

UPDATE: IDP City of Calgary  & MD of Foothills
November 2015 

Important Information Regarding your Farm/Ranch and Workplace Legislation 

The Government of Alberta is proposing changes to its workplace legislation through the new Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

This means your farm will be subject to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and these  changes will affect all people working on your farm from full time employees to volunteering neighbours and family.

The Government of Alberta is looking for input on how to best implement the changes to meet the proposed timelines for Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Relations and Employment Standards legislation, as well as on what supports industry might need from government.

Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature November 18th 2015, please view this link.

To read the bill in its entirety: 2015 BILL 6, Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

For more information on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act and proposed changes and timelines, or to provide your input online, visit work.alberta.ca/farmandranch.

IDP (Intermunicipal Development Plan)
MD of Foothills &
City of Calgary

A joint Open House was held October 28, 2015

More than 260 people came out to learn about IDP Basics, Growth Areas, Transportation, Interface Issues, Conservation and Environment and Public Engagement. The presentation boards from the open house can be viewed at MD of Foothills website.

To accommodate long term growth for the City of Calgary, maps of four different future growth scenarios were on display for discussion purposes. It is important to note that the future growth areas that are eventually agreed upon by the two municipalities are intended to accommodate very long term growth and the City has indicated that they would likely not be entering into discussions with the M.D. of Foothills about annexation for at least 20 years.

Senior Planner Julie McLean assists Reeve Spilak as he draws for three lucky winners who won prizes at the open house.




For information about where to help or volunteer this Christmas:


Avenue of Trees

Helping people throughout the region into the Christmas season, the Sheep River Health Trust and local businesses/community groups/municipalities have transformed the Okotoks Recreation Center into a Christmas wonderland of beautifully decorated trees on display Nov. 18 – Dec. 12, 2015.

All 41 trees will be auctioned off on Dec. 12, 12:30 – 2:00 pm including the MD's tree below.

Funds raised support the Sheep River Health Trust with health and wellness initiatives throughout the Foothills.

It's sweet to be in the MD!

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