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  1. On January 26, 2022, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody following a serious assault in the medium security unit. The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.
  2. Jasper Indigenous Forum and Parks Canada agree on “Miette” as temporary name for Jasper National Park campground
  3. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 7 inmates at Grande Cache 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. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 13 inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women 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
  5. Veterans Affairs Canada provide support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  6. More than $3 million through Prairies Economic Development Canada will support an Energy Transition Centre in downtown Calgary, build entrepreneurship capacity and grow Alberta’s clean technology companies.
  7. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, will announce new recipients from Alberta who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  8. Federal support for Alberta’s clean technology industry and an innovation hub in downtown Calgary designed to advance the development of clean energy innovations.
  9. More than $5.6 million announced in support of coal-affected communities across Alberta.
  10. On January 8, a physical altercation took place between two inmates at Edmonton Institution, which is a maximum security facility.
  11. On January 5, 2022, Maxime Boucher, an inmate from Grande Cache Institution died while in our custody.
  12. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 13 inmates and 41 employees at Drumheller Institution in Alberta have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  13. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on the Internet. Canadians across the country need access to reliable, high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home
  14. On December 9, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the grounds of Grande Cache Institution.
  15. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.
  16. Government of Canada investing $14.7M in conservation projects in five mountain national parks to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species.
  17. Earlier this week, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, visited First Nations communities in Treaty 7 territory to strengthen the relationship with First Nations leaders and reaffirm our government's commitment and mandate to move forward on the path of reconciliation. This was Minister Miller's first trip to Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic and his first as Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations.
  18. Funding of $1.35 million through Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) to help modernize an Edmonton facility for Alberta firms to test their products and processes will assist Alberta's advantage in the growing global hydrogen industry.
  19. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, will outline federal support to enable Alberta companies to capitalize on growth opportunities in hydrogen energy.
  20. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met with some of Alberta’s foremost business leaders, investors, innovators and policy makers to discuss the clean tech investments announced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.