City Achievements

YearAccolade/AchievementRankAwarded by:
2016 Diversity Award - Cultural Diversity in Public Sectors N/A Diversity Magazine
2016 Blue Skies Award - Clean Air Technology - Collicutt Centre N/A Parkland Airshed Management Zone 
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - Cost Effectiveness 4 American Cities of the Future
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - FDI Strategy 6 American Cities of the Future
2015 Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility N/A Alberta Museums Association (AMA)
2015 Sustainability in Action N/A Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
2015 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 23 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2015 Community Economic Development Award N/A Economic Developers Alberta (EDA)
2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement N/A National Procurement Institute (NPI)
2015 Social Marketing Award N/A Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA)
2014 Canada's Hottest Job Markets 8 Express Employment Professionals
2014 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 8 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2014?? Easiest Cities for Jobseekers in Canada 2 adzuna
2013/2014 Top 10 Micro Cities - Business Friendliness 9 American Cities of the Future
2013 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada 10 Alberta Venture Magazine
2013 Best Places to Live in Canada 38 Money Smart
2013 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 4 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Five biggest gains 1 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Ten best places to live in Canada 9 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Top five places to raise kids 4 Alberta Venture
2012 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 6 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

News & Notices

Call for nominations for Mayor’s ...

February 21, 2017

There is only one week left to nominate someone for a Mayor’s Recognition Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions to our community.

Council approves utility rate changes

February 21, 2017

At this evening’s regular Council Meeting, Council passed Third Reading of changes to the Utility Bylaw that will see rate changes effective March 1, 2017.

Use caution at outdoor rinks during...

February 17, 2017

The recent warm weather has softened the ice at City outdoor skating rinks, making them difficult to maintain and causing many to become unusable.