Category: News

  • It’s Time to Give Canada’s Youth #Vote16

    It’s Time to Give Canada’s Youth #Vote16

    Fair Vote Canada applauds Senator Marilou McPhedran’s intention to put forward a bill in this Parliament to lower the voting age to 16.  Fair Vote Canada board member Dolly Cepeda Montufar underscores the research showing that voters who start voting early are more likely to become lifelong voters: Lowering the federal voting age in Canada from 18 to 16 […]

  • Fairness Alberta Launches Public Awareness Campaign

    Fairness Alberta Launches Public Awareness Campaign

    Highlighting Alberta’s Contributions to Canada, and Urgent Need for Reform EDMONTON, AB, May 25, 2020 – Today, Fairness Alberta launched a billboard and online campaign to make Canadians aware that Albertans have contributed more than $324 billion to the rest of Canada since 2000, playing a very large role in funding the social, educational, health, and […]

  • Crowsnest Pass RCMP Lay Arson Charges

    Crowsnest Pass RCMP Lay Arson Charges

    Crowsnest Pass, Alta. – The  RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit, Alberta Forestry along with the Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment have been actively investigating a suspicious fire locate in a wooded area directly south of Coleman Alta. that occurred on May 2, 2020.  The Forestry Crimes Unit was able to identify an individual responsible for the suspicious fire and charges are currently being sought for […]

  • Supporting Alberta’s Relaunch in the Legislature

    Supporting Alberta’s Relaunch in the Legislature

    Alberta MLAs returned to the legislature today to debate legislation that will make life better for Albertans as the economy recovers from COVID-19. Last week, Government House Leader Jason Nixon asked Speaker Nathan Cooper to recall MLAs to the chamber and a 2020 spring sitting calendar was drawn up for the first time since the beginning of […]

  • RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit Seize 800 Pounds of Stolen Copper Wire

    RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit Seize 800 Pounds of Stolen Copper Wire

    Southern Alta. – The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SAD CRU) have recovered a substantial amount of stolen copper wire as well as an oil site breathing apparatus. Suspects were arrested and charges have been laid. A two month investigation into thefts of copper wire from oil and gas sites throughout southern Alberta has been […]

  • Alberta RCMP Conducts Long Weekend Enforcement Operations

    Alberta RCMP Conducts Long Weekend Enforcement Operations

    Edmonton – Alberta roads typically experience an influx of drivers during long weekends. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year was different than all others. Throughout Canada Road Safety Week (May 12-18), Alberta RCMP focused enforcement operations on speeding, distracted and impaired driving. Between May 15-18, 2020, there were three fatal and 19 non-fatal injury motor vehicle […]

  • High River RCMP Investigate Break & Enter

    High River RCMP Investigate Break & Enter

    High River, Alberta  – On May 23, 2020, the High River RCMP received a report of a break and enter that occurred the previous night at Peak Potential Fitness located on 8th Avenue SE in High River.   The suspect gained entry into the building at a rear window.  Once in the building, the suspect rifled through the […]

  • Calgary Board of Education Ordered to Improve Operations

    Calgary Board of Education Ordered to Improve Operations

    The province has released the final report of an independent review of the Calgary Board of Education and the board has been issued a ministerial order with 19 recommendations to improve its governance and financial management. Grant Thornton Canada conducted the independent financial cost management and governance review. The scope of Grant Thornton’s review focused […]

  • High River RCMP “Assistance to Locate Owner of Property”

    High River RCMP “Assistance to Locate Owner of Property”

    On April 28, 2020, a resident in High River found a unique axe in the bushes behind Eagleview Estates.  High River RCMP have been unable to determine the owner of the property and are seeking the public’s assistance to return the axe to it’s rightful owner.  The axe is a replica viking axe and does […]

  • High River Home Invasion – RCMP

    High River Home Invasion – RCMP

    High River RCMP are looking for information regarding a home invasion that occurred between May 15th – May 16th, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m. The crime occurred at a house that is in close proximity to the High River Library on 1 Street SW and 8 Avenue SW. Police believe […]

  • Alberta Achieves Preliminary Methane Reduction Deal

    Alberta Achieves Preliminary Methane Reduction Deal

    A preliminary equivalency agreement with the federal government is a major step toward providing Alberta’s oil and gas industry a single set of strong rules to reduce methane emissions and protect the environment. Without this agreement, federal rules would remain in effect in the province indefinitely, meaning producers would need to adhere to two sets […]

  • Federal Funding for Large Businesses: Minister Toews

    Federal Funding for Large Businesses: Minister Toews

    President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Travis Toews issued the following statement on federal government funding for business: (March 11, 2020) “The Government of Alberta appreciates today’s announcement from the federal government, which responds to our repeated advocacy over the last two months to ensure a future for Canada’s largest employers during this […]

  • RCMP Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team Recover Multiple Stolen Vehicles

    RCMP Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team Recover Multiple Stolen Vehicles

    Carbon, Alta. – An ongoing property crime investigation led by the Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team has lead to the recovery of five trucks, a boat and trailer and other vehicles.  On April 28, 2020, the resources of RCMP Air Services, Emergency Response Team and both Drumheller and Beiseker RCMP were all employed in […]

  • Peaceful Protests During COVID-19: Premier Kenney

    Peaceful Protests During COVID-19: Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement about peaceful protests during the COVID-19 pandemic: (May 11, 2020) “The right to peaceful protest is a fundamental right that includes both the freedoms of speech and assembly. We understand that a number of peaceful protests have occurred outside the legislature since a public health emergency was invoked, […]

  • RCMP Reminds Albertans to Respect Public Health Orders and Traffic Laws During Canada Road Safety Week and May Long Weekend

    RCMP Reminds Albertans to Respect Public Health Orders and Traffic Laws During Canada Road Safety Week and May Long Weekend

    Edmonton – The Victoria Day long weekend typically marks the start of road trip season for many Albertans. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year is different than all others. The week of May 12-18 is Canada Road Safety Week, a seven-day national campaign led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), aimed at making our […]