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  1. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of more than $69,000 in the City of Leduc to install four EV chargers in public places.
  2. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that two inmates at the Pê Sâkâstêw Centre, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  3. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Grande Cache Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  4. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  5. Federal government working with provincial and industry partners to transition to a low-carbon future
  6. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities
  7. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  8. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that six inmates at Bowden Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  9. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 15 inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  10. Over $6.6 million to create modern, inclusive and accessible community spaces in Calgary
  11. Over $6.6 million to create modern, inclusive and accessible community spaces in Calgary
  12. Federal support to help modernize community infrastructure and enhance public spaces in Calgary
  13. Government of Canada investing $8 million for Banff National Park visitor reception and education in downtown Banff.
  14. Parks Canada to make an announcement to support the revitalization of the visitor experience at Banff National Park
  15. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that seven inmates at Grierson Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  16. Parks Canada to make an announcement to support the revitalization of the visitor experience at Banff National Park
  17. In Calgary, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a $25.6 million investment in four Alberta municipalities, delivered through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative. This investment will help these municipalities to implement new home energy retrofit financing programs in their communities across Alberta.
  18. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Roy Whitney, Xakiji (Chief), Tsuut’ina Nation, announced more than $1.9 million in federal funding to support green infrastructure upgrades for a community health and wellness facility in Tsuut’ina Nation.
  19. On September 2, 2022, at about 6:25 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of Grande Cache Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  20. Patients and their families are best placed to know what is important and what is not when receiving health care services. That’s why patient-oriented research and care is so vital. Through their lived experience, patients bring valuable firsthand perspectives to research that help lead to new and better ways of delivering care that ultimately improve the health of all people in Canada.
  21. Calgary, Alberta, August 29, 2022—Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $17.4 million in federal funding for the renovation of the WinSport Day Lodge.
  22. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement in the presence of George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
  23. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Edmonton Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  24. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, joined by George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, announced the signing of the Safe Long-Term Care Fund (SLTCF) agreement with Alberta. Through this agreement, Alberta is receiving more than $115 million from the $1 billion investment made in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement (FES).
  25. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will make an important funding announcement supporting long-term care in Alberta.
  26. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery and decrease wait times for Canadians as it works through unprecedented demands. The triage system introduced this summer in 17 of our 35 passport offices has made a significant impact in reducing lineups and redirecting Canadians to the appropriate means to access service. The average wait time at call centres has also improved, going from a peak of 108 minutes in April to 27 minutes last week.
  27. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that two inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  28. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on August 6, 2022 inmate Monique Cardinal was apprehended by the Edmonton Police Service.
  29. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $6.6 million in federal funding for the River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre.
  30. On July 27, 2022, Bretton Fisher, an inmate from Edmonton Institution, died while in our custody following a serious assault.
  31. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement
  32. On July 28, 2022, during the 10:30 p.m. count, staff members at Buffalo Sage Wellness House (BSWH), a minimum and medium security Section 81 Healing Lodge, discovered that Crystal Sowan was not accounted for
  33. List of organizations receiving funding under the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program:
  34. Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. Approximately 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire in Canada by 2028, creating an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more.
  35. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, joined President Herb Lehr of the Metis Settlements General Council to announce an investment of $29 million over seven years towards housing priorities for Métis settlements of Alberta.
  36. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; Herb Lehr, President of the Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC); and Sherry Cunningham, Vice President of the MSGC, will make a Budget 2022 echo announcement.
  37. His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, with activities planned in the Edmonton area, the Quebec City area and in Iqaluit. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) anticipates that this event will attract many travellers to Canada.
  38. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors to keep our supply chains moving, strengthen our economy, and make sure Canadians get the goods they need on time.
  39. On July 18, 2022, Timothy Crowe, an inmate from Bowden Institution, died while in our custody.
  40. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement to support trade corridors. Minister Alghabra will be joined by Mayor Amarjeet Sohi and Tom Ruth, President and CEO of the Edmonton International Airport.
  41. Parks Canada and Indigenous partners celebrate ceremonial opening for Waterton Lakes National Park’s new visitor centre.
  42. Parks Canada, project partners and stakeholders gather for the ceremonial opening of Waterton Lakes National Park’s visitor centre
  43. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $3.95 million investment in Shell Canada to install 79 EV chargers across 37 Shell retail locations along critical corridors between Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, with the majority of them remaining open 24/7.
  44. More than $720,000 in Canada Community Revitalization Fund support to revitalize four outdoor community recreation facilities for the benefit of Calgarians of all ages and abilities.
  45. Federal support to help modernize community sport and recreational infrastructure across Calgary.
  46. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women in Alberta have tested positive for COVID-19.
  47. On June 22, 2022, correctional officers at Edmonton Institution, a maximum security federal institution, confiscated contraband and unauthorized items from inmates during a search of the institution. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.
  48. PrairiesCan Minister Daniel Vandal announced nearly $12 million to support the return of a full-scale 2022 Calgary Stampede and new or enhanced tourism experiences that attract visitors and support quality jobs in southern Alberta.
  49. PrairiesCan Minister Daniel Vandal announced nearly $12 million to support the return of a full-scale 2022 Calgary Stampede and new or enhanced tourism experiences that attract visitors and support quality jobs in southern Alberta.
  50. Federal funding of $7 million through PrairiesCan will support innovative inclusive economic growth, innovation and access to tech talent in Calgary