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  1. The Governments of Canada and Alberta have signed a renewed ten-year agreement for the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). Under this agreement, Alberta will receive more than $1.3 billion over the first five years to provide predictable, long-term, and stable funding to communities across the province.
  2. The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting Alberta Beef Producers in expanding its food safety and certification program.
  3. Communities across the country are developing strategies to minimise greenhouse gas emissions, including lowering carbon emissions caused by public transportation.
  4. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce funding to support the competitiveness of Canada’s beef sector and grow export opportunities around the world. He will be joined by representatives from the Canadian Cattle Association and Canada Beef.
  5. More than $21 million through PrairiesCan to build on Alberta’s strengths in commercializing innovative technologies that benefit people and communities in the green Prairie economy
  6. PrairiesCan is investing over $21 million for 13 projects in Alberta through several federal programs, including the Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative; the Business Scale-up and Productivity program; and the Regional Innovation Ecosystems program. These investments are expected to support over 415 jobs and help Alberta organizations seize opportunities resulting from the integration and development of clean technologies. Adopting and commercializing new technologies offers the potential of environmental and economic benefits across a wide range of industries.
  7. More than $21 million through PrairiesCan will support value-added agriculture projects in Alberta
  8. PrairiesCan is investing over $21 million for 14 projects in Alberta through several federal programs, including the Business Scale-up and Productivity program, the Regional Innovation Ecosystems program, the Jobs and Growth Fund, the Community Economic Development and Diversification program, and the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative. These investments are expected to support over 800 jobs and help Alberta organizations seize new opportunities resulting from the development of innovative agricultural products, services, and technologies.
  9. Over $39 million through the Canada Coal Transition Initiative and Canada Coal Transition Initiative – Infrastructure Fund helping Alberta communities attract investments, create jobs and transition to a sustainable green economy
  10. PrairiesCan is investing $39,432,507 for 10 Alberta projects to support skill development, infrastructure investment and economic diversification in impacted communities transitioning from coal-fired electricity generation.
  11. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will announce federal support to help Alberta’s small- and medium-sized businesses capitalize on economic opportunities by commercializing and adopting clean technologies and clean energy solutions.
  12. Minister Vandal to announce significant federal investment for Alberta’s value-added agricultural sector
  13. Minister Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, to announce federal support for communities transitioning from coal-fired electricity generation to upgrade local infrastructure, attract new investment and create jobs.
  14. Local infrastructure upgrades are coming to over 50 communities across Alberta through 48 active and rural public transportation projects after a combined investment of more than $60 million from the federal government and recipients.
  15. The federal government is investing $36,301,698 through the Active Transportation Fund (ATF), the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF), and the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP-PTIS) to support over 50 communities with 48 projects across Alberta.
  16. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages and His Worship Ken Johnston, Mayor of the City of Red Deer.
  17. On June 14, 2024, at 3:27 p.m. inmate Kevin Sider escaped from Grande Cache Institution, a medium-security federal institution, while on work assignment within the institutional property.
  18. The Dovercourt Community League, which provides affordable access to programs and services, will soon have more energy efficient buildings after a federal investment of more than $1.2 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program.
  19. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and Laura Shewchuk, President, Dovercourt Community League.
  20. On May 30, 2024, at approximately 12:30 p.m. inmate Kalum Auger escaped from Stan Daniels Healing Centre, a Section 81 facility operated by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA).
  21. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Health for Alberta, will make an important announcement on seniors’ health care.
  22. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will highlight new funding for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  23. Chief Mountain port of entry re-opens for the summer season
  24. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity of our immigration system and holds accountable individuals who attempt to defraud new immigrants to Canada.
  25. The downtown core in Edmonton will have an improved facility for an essential range of programs and services after a combined investment of more than $45 million from the federal government and the Boyle Street Community Services.
  26. $5 million contribution through PrairiesCan to support the construction of an Indigenous owned industrial hemp processing plant in Elk Point, Alberta
  27. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages and Jordan Reiniger, Executive Director, Boyle Street Community Services.
  28. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of $9,056 to the Experience Church through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).
  29. The South Fish Creek Complex will be receiving energy upgrades after a joint investment of more than $1.2 million from the federal government, YMCA Calgary, and the complex partners.
  30. Upgrades to the local community hall will create a better and more energy efficient gathering space after an investment of nearly $250,000 from the federal government.
  31. On April 28, 2024, during a formal count, staff members at the Stan Daniels Healing Centre, a minimum-security Section 81 healing lodge, discovered that Kelvin Aubichon was not accounted for.
  32. On April 27, 2024, staff members at Buffalo Sage Wellness House, a minimum-security Section 81 facility, discovered that Eugenia Herman was not accounted for.
  33. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will attend an event in Calgary to highlight the federal budget’s investments to strengthen the economy in a way that is shared by all.
  34. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, will make an important announcement related to housing.
  35. Minister Boissonnault to make announcement on affordability
  36. Ventilation and arena upgrades are now complete in four community buildings in the province after an investment of $3,401,324 from the federal government.
  37. Minister Sudds to make housing announcement
  38. The Band Office and Daycare facilities in Kapawe'no First Nation are receiving energy and facility upgrades after an investment of more than $1.5 million from the federal government.
  39. Today the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY), a Calgary-based, Indigenous-led not-for-profit organization, celebrated the groundbreaking of the start of construction for the youth centre, and a significant step towards supporting a vision of success for Indigenous youth now and for future generations.
  40. Please be advised that the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) and Member of Parliament George Chahal, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will celebrate the groundbreaking of the start of construction of the first Indigenous Youth Centre in Calgary.
  41. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, CanNor and PrairiesCan, announced in a keynote address to the Arctic Energy and Resource Symposium that Nukik Corporation is receiving an additional $2.8 million in funding from Canada’s Northern REACHE Program to advance the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project to the next phase of development.
  42. On March 16, 2024, Tyrone Hunter, an inmate from Drumheller Institution, died while in our custody.
  43. Too many families across Canada lack access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories, including Alberta, to provide families in Canada with $10-a-day, on average, regulated child care for children up to kindergarden age by March 2026. This is a plan to make life more affordable, create new jobs, get parents—especially mothers—back into the workforce, grow the middle class, and offer each child the best possible start in life.
  44. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, will join the Honourable Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade for Alberta, to announce a fee reduction for licensed child care in Alberta.
  45. PrairiesCan funding of $4 million will bolster the ability of Indigenous Tourism Alberta to draw more visitors to authentic Indigenous experiences, events and attractions across the province
  46. Fort McKay First Nation received an Addition to Reserve lands, which included oil sands deposits, as part of a 2004 Treaty Land Entitlement Settlement Agreement.
  47. All Canadians need reliable and affordable high-speed Internet, no matter where they live. That is why the governments of Canada and Alberta are taking action to bring high-speed Internet access to underserved communities across Alberta.
  48. On March 5, 2024, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, together with the Honourable Nate Glubish, Alberta’s Minister of Technology and Innovation, announced over $112 million in combined federal and provincial funding to bring high-speed Internet access to over 22,500 households in rural and remote communities across Alberta.
  49. Duncan’s First Nation, a close-knit community in northern Alberta, recently celebrated the opening of their new water treatment plant, ensuring safe, clean, and reliable drinking water for the community now and for future generations.
  50. On February 26, 2024, Abdirahman Mahamed, an inmate from Drumheller Institution, died while in our custody.