County of Grande Prairie Councillors have returned home after spending the first half of the week in Edmonton for the Spring Convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties.
Reeve Leanne Beaupre says they had an opportunity to press the province for more funding for FCSS departments across the province.
“As we’re delivering services we see that we’re actually delivering those services to more people, so we’re being asked to do more with less money, and of course the answer was well at this time unfortunately it’s not in the budget, so we asked them to reconsider.”
Councillors also heard a few new infrastructue announcements at the conference.
Beaupre says one was an increase in funding for municipalities that provide medical co-response to highway emergencies.
“There will be an increase from $400 an hour to $600 an hour, which is really reflective of the cost to provide that service.”
Beaupre says she was also taken aback by Premier Redford’s resignation, after hearing her speak at the convention on Wednesday afternoon.