Category: News

  • High River RCMP Caution Youth About Online Safety

    High River RCMP Caution Youth About Online Safety

    High River, Alta – On May 12, 2020 a High River area youth was using a well known social media chat app “Hangouts” to network with classmates, and received messages from an unknown user. The unknown user shared a photo of himself, which appeared to be that of a male, approximately 40-50 years old. The unknown user encouraged the youth to share […]

  • Statement: Liberal Gun Ban an Assault on Canadian Democracy and Targets Law-Abiding Owners

    Statement: Liberal Gun Ban an Assault on Canadian Democracy and Targets Law-Abiding Owners

    John Barlow, MP Foothills FOOTHILLS, AB – The Liberal government has announced major firearms policy changes in the middle of a global pandemic which do absolutely nothing to address the real problem – gun violence and illegal weapons smuggled into Canada. This is wrong.  Worse yet, they did so without debate, without scrutiny and without […]

  • John Barlow Responds to Federal Government’s Funding for Agriculture

    John Barlow Responds to Federal Government’s Funding for Agriculture

    John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector: “Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the agriculture sector, but we have since learned that the funding […]

  • Nanton RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery and Seek Public Assistance

    Nanton RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery and Seek Public Assistance

    Nanton, Alta. – On April 21, 2020, the Circle K in Nanton was robbed by two males wearing masks.  RCMP is seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, or recognize the subject males. At 10:30 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to the robbery.  One of the males in the store brandished a knife, while the second male […]

  • Statement on Federal Firearms Ban

    Statement on Federal Firearms Ban

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement: “The Government of Alberta is concerned about all crime, including the illegal use of firearms. Today’s order by Ottawa does little to target criminals. Instead, Ottawa is singling out law-abiding Canadians who purchased their property legally, have owned […]

  • Okotoks RCMP Investigate Theft from Honda Dealership

    Okotoks RCMP Investigate Theft from Honda Dealership

    Okotoks Alberta – Okotoks RCMP investigate theft of vehicle parts from Okotoks Honda.  Four catalytic converters were stolen from four different 2020 Honda Odysseys.  The incident occurred between 2020/03/18 to 2020/03/19.  If anyone has information in regards to this incident please contact Okotoks RCMP or crime stoppers.

  • High River RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery – Update – Charges Laid

    High River RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery – Update – Charges Laid

    High River, Alta. – Following a robbery that occurred on Dec. 1, 2019 at the Rock-a-Doodle Restaurant, two suspects have been identified and charged. Robert Duane Vincent (39) was charged with eight offences in relation to the robbery.  He has appeared in court and was convicted of robbery and wearing a disguise with intent to commit […]

  • Cochrane RCMP Integrated Traffic Services Unit Issues Summons for Speeds of 199 km/hr in 110 km/hr Zone

    Cochrane RCMP Integrated Traffic Services Unit Issues Summons for Speeds of 199 km/hr in 110 km/hr Zone

    Cochrane, Alta. – On April 27, 2020, during the afternoon, a member of the Cochrane RCMP Integrated Traffic Services Unit was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 1. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., two cars were observed travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed between Cochrane and Canmore. Laser speed readings of 199 km/hr in the […]

  • Review Finds Electricity Market Protections in Place

    Review Finds Electricity Market Protections in Place

    A review of Alberta’s market power mitigation framework has concluded the existing policy effectively protects against excessive market control. In fall 2019, government launched a review to examine concerns from consumer representatives about certain parties gaining too much control of Alberta’s electricity market following the expiry of Power Purchase Arrangements (PPAs). At the same time, […]

  • Okotoks RCMP – Elderly Man Found Deceased After Wandering From Home

    Okotoks RCMP – Elderly Man Found Deceased After Wandering From Home

    Okotoks, Alta. (April 25, 2020) – This morning at approximately 9am an elderly Okotoks man was reported missing to police by family, after wandering away from his home. Shortly after 10am police received a report of someone motionless in the Sheep River, a short distance from the elderly man’s residence. Police and the Okotoks Fire Department attended the area immediately. They […]

  • Canada Needs Playbook for Restarting Economy

    Canada Needs Playbook for Restarting Economy

    April 17, 2020 – Canada needs firm principles and timelines for a graduated return to work, according to a new report from a C.D. Howe Institute Crisis Working Group. At its latest meeting on Tuesday, April 14, the Working Group on Business Continuity and Trade discussed the need for a “playbook” to restart Canada’s economy, […]

  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Guidelines for Democracy During COVID-19: How Does Canada Measure Up?

    Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Guidelines for Democracy During COVID-19: How Does Canada Measure Up?

    This week the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association released its Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and delivering parliamentary democracy. The CPA includes all 180 Parliaments across the Commonwealth. Canadian MP and Speaker of the House Anthony Rota is its President. The next annual meeting will be in Nova Scotia.  The COVID-19 Toolkit highlights best practices […]

  • Alberta RCMP Warn Citizens of Spike in COVID-19 Scams

    Alberta RCMP Warn Citizens of Spike in COVID-19 Scams

    Edmonton, Alta. – Since the beginning of the month, there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada. The most common reports are fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails. The fraudulent merchandise sales frequently involve the sale and/or giveaway of health-related products such as facemasks and COVID-19 tests. There are also “free” products being […]

  • Emergency Management Act Amended for Further Clarity

    Emergency Management Act Amended for Further Clarity

    Government is taking immediate action to address the need to provide greater clarity and improved coordination between local and provincial response efforts by amending the Emergency Management Act. The amendments were developed in consultation with the cities of Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, and will help the province effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed amendments […]

  • MP Rempel Garner Statement on Industry Committee Reconvening

    MP Rempel Garner Statement on Industry Committee Reconvening

    Calgary, AB (April 11, 2020) – Today, Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, issued the following statement regarding the motion in the House of Commons today that will enable the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology to meet: “Nearly two weeks ago I began pushing to have the House […]