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  1. Federal and municipal funding will support four new infrastructure projects in Alberta, funded under the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Canada is contributing over $650,000 to these projects, and the cities are contributing a total of $1.5 million to their respective projects. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  2. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, the Government of Canada’s Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation and Municipal Affairs, announced funding for a transit hub and park and ride facility in Spruce Grove, as well as Smart Fare equipment in Spruce Grove, and the purchase of Smart Fare and Smart Bus technology in Fort Saskatchewan and Leduc, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. These projects will improve the quality and safety of the cities’ transit systems.
  3. Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park now form the first IDA-certified international transboundary Dark Sky Park.
  4. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding will support two dozen new infrastructure projects across Alberta, funded through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Among others, these projects include retrofits, repairs and upgrades to provincially-owned facilities, improvements to emergency response and prevention infrastructure, and new trails, sidewalks and outdoor recreation spaces.
  5. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure announced more than $38.5 million in federal-provincial funding for two dozen new infrastructure projects across Alberta. The projects will benefit more than 2.6 million Albertans and include retrofits, repairs and upgrades to provincially-owned facilities, improvements to emergency response and prevention infrastructure, and new trails, sidewalks and outdoor recreation spaces.
  6. Government of Canada making additional investments to support the recovery of woodland caribou in Jasper National Park.
  7. The Government of Canada recognizes the mining sector as an important economic driver in Canada. However, the mining of coal can include significant adverse environmental effects—leading to impacts that matter to Canadians.
  8. Through the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is supporting growth in leading economic sectors. Fostering business development in Alberta paves a path for our future and promises a stronger economic recovery.
  9. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the sentencing of Ismail Nababteh, 47, of Calgary, Alberta following a CBSA investigation into human smuggling.
  10. Small and medium-sized businesses need access to capital, resources and supports to grow and reach new regional, national and international markets. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $5 million to encourage and attract local and global business accelerators to Alberta, which play a critical role in enabling companies to grow and develop at a faster rate.
  11. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Alberta has received more than $254 million through the new Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2021–22 fiscal year, along with a top-up of more than $243 million. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Alberta communities received through the program in 2020-21, enabling them to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  12. The Government of Canada is providing more than $254 million under the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) to Alberta for the 2021-22 fiscal year as well as a top-up of more than $243 million, calculated based on 2020-21 CCBF allocations.
  13. The lockdown put in place at the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution on July 20, 2021, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.
  14. This is why today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and his Worship Don Iveson, Mayor of the City of Edmonton, announced priority funding consideration is being made for the Edmonton Capital Line South Extension – Phase 1 Project. This project will allow the rapidly growing Edmonton southwest access to the Light Rail Transit (LRT).
  15. Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities regarding public transit infrastructure.
  16. The governments of Canada and Alberta, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are adjusting the crop insurance program.
  17. Seventeen individuals sentenced to prison for possession and fraudulent use of passports