Category: News

  • Government Files Defence

    Government Files Defence

    The Alberta government has filed its statement of defence in response to the Alberta Medical Association’s (AMA) statement of claim.  July 09, 2020 – The statement of defence, filed today in the Court of Queen’s Bench, outlines that government implemented a new physician funding framework only after engaging in good faith, meaningful negotiations and consultation. […]

  • High River RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery

    High River RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery

    High River, Alta. – On July 12, 2020, at 11:45 p.m., the High River RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 600 block of 5th Street S.E. in High River. A male walked into the store in disguise with what was believed to be a firearm and […]

  • Passing of Bob Clark: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Passing of Bob Clark: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the passing of former Alberta Minister, Bob Clark: “I am saddened to learn of the death of Bob Clark, a great Albertan and legendary figure in Alberta politics. “Bob was born and raised in Central Alberta, where he was elected to the legislature in 1960 as the […]

  • Joint Statement on Anti-Racism Next Steps

    Joint Statement on Anti-Racism Next Steps

    Calgary Police Commission – Calgary Police Service – Calgary Police Association – Calgary Police Senior Officers Association As we listen to the public hearings underway this week at City Council, we see the courage demonstrated by many Calgarians who are bringing forward their experiences with racism in Calgary. We hear those experiences. We acknowledge that […]

  • Canmore RCMP Respond to Multiple Injury Calls; one Hiker Fatally Injured

    Canmore RCMP Respond to Multiple Injury Calls; one Hiker Fatally Injured

    Canmore, Alberta – On July 11, 2020, Canmore RCMP, Kananaskis Public Safety and Kananaskis Emergency Services responded to multiple separate calls for injuries sustained on and near Mount Yamnuska in Kananaskis Country, off the 1A Highway near Canmore, Alberta. At approximately 2:10 p.m., Canmore RCMP, Kananaskis Public Safety and Kananaskis Emergency Services responded to a call for an injured […]

  • Premier Appoints Houston Agent General

    Premier Appoints Houston Agent General

    Former MLA Dave Rodney is taking on a new role as Alberta’s agent general to Houston, Texas, to drive business and investment to Alberta. “I am pleased to announce that Dave Rodney has been appointed as Alberta’s agent general to Houston. Texas is Alberta’s second-largest export market in the United States, and it is vital […]

  • Applications are Open for the 2020-21 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

    Applications are Open for the 2020-21 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

    Edmonton – Applications for the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) are now open to Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21. The RCMP NYAC brings together up to 100 youth from across Canada to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The NYAC provides valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies. Split […]

  • RCMP Announces Newly Funded Police Officer and Civilian Support Positions

    RCMP Announces Newly Funded Police Officer and Civilian Support Positions

    Edmonton – The announcement of Alberta’s Police Funding Model has resulted in additional resources for the Alberta RCMP for 2020/21, specifically 76 new police officers and 57 new civilian support positions. These additional resources will directly or indirectly support frontline policing in communities we serve across rural Alberta. The Alberta RCMP understands that police resource […]

  • Kananaskis RCMP Search for Missing Hikers Ends in Rescue

    Kananaskis RCMP Search for Missing Hikers Ends in Rescue

    Kananaskis, Alta. – On July 7, 2020 at 1:15 p.m., Kananaskis RCMP were advised by Kananaskis Emergency Services that two hikers were overdue from a hike into Turbine Canyon. The couple from Calgary had planned an overnight excursion and were expected to return on July 6, 2020.  When the couple hadn’t returned the morning of July 7, family […]

  • Independent Third-party Investigation Announced

    Independent Third-party Investigation Announced

    Minister of Health Tyler Shandro has ordered an independent third-party investigation into Alberta Health Services’ response to a racist act in 2016. “In 2016, a piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital. In August of 2019, I was first made […]

  • High River RCMP – Shoplifting at No Frills

    High River RCMP – Shoplifting at No Frills

    High River, AB – On June 25, 2020, a female suspect entered the No Frills in High River.  The female proceeded to fill her cart with groceries, then hid out of view of the surveillance cameras to place these groceries into bags.  The female exited the store without paying for the groceries, and left in […]

  • Fatal Single Motorcycle Collision Hwy 546, Turner Valley, Alberta

    Fatal Single Motorcycle Collision Hwy 546, Turner Valley, Alberta

    On July 7, 2020, at approximately 9:00pm Turner Valley RCMP and EMS responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 546 west in Foothills County, where it was determined a 24-year old Calgary, Alberta, male driver of the motorcycle was deceased on scene.  Four motorcyclists were travelling from Calgary to Sheep River Falls at the time of the incident.   […]

  • Alberta RCMP Detachments Resume Limited Front Counter Services

    Alberta RCMP Detachments Resume Limited Front Counter Services

    Edmonton – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Albertans in many different ways, and the RCMP has adapted its operations to maintain the level of police service Albertans expect. The Alberta RCMP is following suit with the provincial launch to gradually normalize service delivery, allowing employees to safely return to offices and detachments. In order to respond […]

  • Okotoks RCMP on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

    Okotoks RCMP on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

    UPDATE Foothills County, Alta. – At 5:11 a.m., Okotoks RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks, Alta. The investigation determined that a pickup truck which was travelling southbound on Highway 2 collided with a car that was eastbound on 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks. The driver of the […]

  • Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries on Highway 1 Near Canmore

    Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries on Highway 1 Near Canmore

    On July 2, 2020 at approximately 1145 hrs Canmore RCMP responded to a call of an injured bicyclist on Highway 1, around 1 km East of Lac Des Arcs.  The bicyclist had been riding eastbound on Highway 1 when it appears he lost control and fell, striking his head on the road.  The 74 year old male […]