Monthly Archives: March 2014

Update March 2014

MARS Meets With Alberta Government

As reported in the last Update representatives from MARS recently met with the new Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs, Ken Hughes to introduce the Association to the minister. A subsequent meeting with Assistant Deputy Minister, Ivan Moore and several other senior department officials was held to discuss Part 10, other building code matters and the future working relationship between the department and the Association.

It was noted by the department officials that Part 10 will continue to be an important part of the building code in Alberta. In fact it would be the desire of the department to see it in effect across the country. However, before contemplating such a move Part 10 will need to be reworked, updated, and better enforced.

MARS has committed to the department that it will take the lead in the updating of Part 10 in the context of the parameters established by the government. The ADM, Ivan Moore will no doubt refer to this in his remarks to the membership at the April meeting. Terry Roeske, chairman of the MARS Technical committee will also provide a report at the April meeting.

Golf Tournament

The MARS golf tournament will be held in Red Deer at the River Bend Golf & Recreational Area on June 26th, 2014. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the tournament chair, Roger Lemieux at Vipco Industries Inc. 780-862-7755 or email at

Registration details will follow shortly.