Category: News

  • Missing 46-year-old Woman from Dalhousie, N.B. May be in Alberta – UPDATE

    Missing 46-year-old Woman from Dalhousie, N.B. May be in Alberta – UPDATE

    June 30, 2020 – The 46-year-old Dalhousie woman reported missing on June 18, 2020, has been located safe and sound. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance. Original Release Campbellton RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 46-year-old woman from Dalhousie, N.B. Krista Michailuck was last seen on May […]

  • RCMP Reminds Albertans to Drive Sober

    RCMP Reminds Albertans to Drive Sober

    Edmonton –  Canada Day is a great occasion for Albertans to hit the roads and enjoy the summer weather. This July, Alberta RCMP reminds road users to practise the following traffic safety tips: ·         If you are in a construction zone, always slow down to ensure the safety of drivers, riders and workers. ·         If you are cycling, […]

  • Levelling the Playing Field in Local Elections

    Levelling the Playing Field in Local Elections

    The government has introduced Bill 29, the Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, which, if passed, will level the playing field for candidates and increase voter participation. The previous government updated the act in 2018 – but failed to address many critical gaps. The proposed changes will address those gaps, such as creating a level playing field for […]

  • Strengthening Democracy in Alberta

    Strengthening Democracy in Alberta

    In order to get a fair deal for Albertans, Bill 26, the Constitutional Referendum Amendment Act, would allow the government to seek Albertans’ guidance on initiatives beyond constitutional matters. Referendums enhance democracy by consulting Albertans on issues of importance. As the Fair Deal Panel recommended, Albertans want a real and direct say on laws and issues […]

  • Okotoks RCMP Receive Call for Help to Assist in Water Rescue of a 7-year-old Boy

    Okotoks RCMP Receive Call for Help to Assist in Water Rescue of a 7-year-old Boy

    Okotoks, Alta. – On June 26, 2020 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Okotoks RCMP received a call for help for a 7-year old boy who needed to be rescued from the Sheep River, in the southeast section of Okotoks. Two adult civilians, one male and one female, entered the river to rescue the boy. Two persons, the […]

  • Claresholm and Nanton RCMP Involved in Pursuits and Arrest of Suspect

    Claresholm and Nanton RCMP Involved in Pursuits and Arrest of Suspect

    On June 21st, at approximately 8:15 am, Claresholm RCMP were checking a vehicle that was suspected to be stolen.  The driver was asleep in the vehicle and as the RCMP member approached the vehicle, the driver awoke and put the 1 ton pickup in motion slamming into 2 police vehicles. One police vehicle was disabled, the […]

  • Continuing Support for Albertans During COVID-19

    Continuing Support for Albertans During COVID-19

    Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, proposes measures to support Albertans as the province continues to reopen. The bill proposes amendments to 15 acts across seven ministries. The amendments are being proposed now that the state of public health emergency has ended. The proposed amendments will allow some pandemic response efforts to continue […]

  • Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit Investigating Suspicious Death

    Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit Investigating Suspicious Death

    UPDATE Gleichen, Alta. – On June 23, 2020 the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested and charged an adult female in relation to a suspicious death reported on June 22, 2020 in Gleichen. Rebecca Ann Yvette Raweater (33) of Siksika Nation has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Danny Junior Eagle Child (53) […]

  • RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit Charge Two in Kidnapping Investigation

    RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit Charge Two in Kidnapping Investigation

    Calgary, Alta. – On June 11, 2020 the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, with the assistance of the Calgary Police Service arrested two males in relation to a kidnapping investigation involving a firearm. On June 2, 2020 Airdrie RCMP responded to an incident where it is alleged that an adult male was kidnapped in Calgary. […]

  • Alberta RCMP Launch Reconciliation Strategy

    Alberta RCMP Launch Reconciliation Strategy

    Edmonton –  This Sunday is National Indigenous Peoples Day. A time for us to come together as Canadians and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and exceptional contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada Over the past eighteen months we have been building a formal Reconciliation Strategy, to guide us as a Division. Today, we […]

  • Alberta Party Response to Fair Deal Panel

    Alberta Party Response to Fair Deal Panel

    Albertans are frustrated, justifiably so. The Fair Deal Panel report shows this, but it focuses our energy in the wrong ways and was a distraction from the problems Albertans face everyday. A faltering economy, underfunded education and health care systems, and no plan for our future economic prosperity are all critical issues. Our province entered […]

  • Premier Jason Kenney Confirms No Provincial Sales Tax Without Referendum

    Premier Jason Kenney Confirms No Provincial Sales Tax Without Referendum

    By Franco Terrazzano CALGARY, AB: Premier Jason Kenney confirmed to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that his government will uphold Alberta’s Taxpayer Protection Act, which requires a referendum before the provincial government can impose a sales tax. “Albertans have the legal right to a referendum before provincial politicians can take billions of dollars from our pockets through a sales […]

  • Statement from Alberta RCMP: Fair Deal Panel Report

    Statement from Alberta RCMP: Fair Deal Panel Report

    Edmonton – Today, the Government of Alberta released its response to recommendations made by the Alberta Fair Deal Panel, one of which was to undertake a study examining the creation of a provincial police force. “The safety and security of citizens has always been the number one priority of the Alberta RCMP, and it will […]

  • Getting a Fair Deal for Alberta

    Getting a Fair Deal for Alberta

    Premier Jason Kenney has released the next step of Alberta’s strategy to secure a fair deal in the federation, addressing the unprecedented levels of frustration expressed with the barriers placed in the way of Alberta’s economy. The Fair Deal Panel report recommends 25 ways to ensure Alberta has a stronger voice in Confederation, including fairer […]

  • Fairness Alberta Report Shows Eight Ways to Improve Equalization

    Fairness Alberta Report Shows Eight Ways to Improve Equalization

    EDMONTON, AB, June 16, 2020 – Fairness Alberta released an analysis today outlining eight concrete proposals to improve Canada’s Equalization Program.  The first four recommendations would make the program fairer for Albertans, resulting in an approximate $3 billion reduction of their $17 billion annual net tax contribution made to the rest of Canada, and the remaining […]