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    Bridge File 80155 - BRID Drop 5 Project

    The M.D. of Taber, Bow River Irrigation District, and Alberta Transportation have been and continue to work collaboratively to replace an important piece of infrastructure. Read on...
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    Road Safety - Construction Season

    Spring is in the air, which means our road crews and mowers are actively working on our roadways. Remember to obey all road signs placed by our crews. They protect both us and you! And if a vehicle has it's beacon lights on, approach with caution. Read on...
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    MD Connection Newsletter - Spring 2019

    The Spring 2019 edition of the MD Connection Newsletter has been published. View the digital version here! Read on...
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    MD of Taber Annual Local Road Cleanup

    The MD of Taber annual Road Cleanup Program is set up as a fundraiser event. All charitable groups and clubs are now encouraged to participate. Read on...
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    Road Bans - Updated

    Effective tomorrow Friday April 5, 2019 the MD of Taber will be placing the following road bans : 75% Gravel Road Ban in the Hays block 90% Gravel Road Ban on all other gravel roads in the MD 75% Hard surfaces still remain in effect Read on...
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    Highway 3 Connector

    A new Highway 3 rural transportation project to help connect the Cities of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat and communities in between is slated to begin! Read on...
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    Job Posting - Enchant Landfill and Transfer Station Operator

    We are actively recruiting for the following CONTRACT position: ENCHANT LANDFILL AND TRANSFER STATION OPERATOR Read on...
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  1. Subdivision & Development Authority Minutes

    The April 1, 2019 Subdivision & Development Authority Minutes have been posted. You can view agendas and minutes at: www.mdtaber.ab.ca/governance Read on...
  2. Subdivision & Development Authority Agenda

    The April 15, 2019 Subdivision & Development Authority Agenda has been posted. You can view agendas and minutes at: www.mdtaber.ab.ca/governance Read on...
  3. Agricultural Service Board Agenda

    The April 1, 2019 Agricultural Service Board Agenda has been posted. You can view agendas and minutes at: www.mdtaber.ab.ca/governance Read on...
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    Plant Based Proteins and Additives:
    The Future of Agriculture in the M.D. of Taber

    By: Kirk Hughes

    A recent trip to Europe for two members of the M.D. of Taber staff has many wondering what is all the fuss about regarding plant-based proteins?

    Kirk Hughes, Director of Planning & Economic Development and Councillor John Turcato, recently returned from the 11th Protein Innovation Conference held in Lille, France at the end of October. The conference has both global outreach and local focus. Internationally, it put the M.D. on the world stage and allowed for networking and learning opportunities that will benefit our economy. Locally, it highlighted the need to be competitive in the world markets.

    Here in Southern Alberta, the M.D. of Taber spearheads an initiative that hopes to network companies, growers, investors, post secondary educational facilities and make them aware of the huge potential in plant based protein. The association that best represents those interest is the Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta, or PPAA for short. The PPAA is the regional partner with the Protein Industries Canada (PIC), a new organization tasked with encouraging investment in plant protein and ingredient processing across the Prairies. Sitting on that Board of Directors is Councillor Brian Brewin, a long time resident and farmer in the Grassy Lake area. With this local focus, the M.D. of Taber and it’s regional partners, are hoping to bridge the gap in facilitating diverse, profitable and sustainable plant protein processing from Alberta to the world and build our economy.

    Membership in the PPAA is open to any individual, company or entity in one of five categories. The value to local growers, investors and processing companies in joining the PPAA is to help carve out a dominant place for value added crops and promoting a strong future for Alberta products in the future.

    For more information about the PPAA, or to join, please log on to www.ppaa.ca or contact the M.D. of Taber Planning & Development Department at (403) 223-3541.