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  1. On April 15, 2021, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody.
  2. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is conducting an impact assessment for the proposed Value Chain Solutions - Heartland Complex Expansion Project. The project would expand the approved Heartland Project, a bitumen upgrader and refinery, located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, about 18 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.
  3. Parks Canada launches Indigenous and public engagement on draft management plans
  4. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Alberta to support efforts to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  5. The agriculture and agri-foods sectors support quality jobs for Canadians and are of vital importance to the Canadian economy. That is why today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, announced more than $2.94 million to help Alberta-based BioNeutra to double its manufacturing capacity and better compete in global markets.
  6. While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been hardest on seniors. Seniors helped to build the country we know and love today, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reduce their social isolation during this difficult period.
  7. Minister Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, along with Sherri Rollins, City Councillor for Fort-Rouge East Fort Garry, will announce funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which includes funding to support projects with the Rainbow Resource Centre.
  8. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies and Member of Parliament of Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $1,990,000 investment in the University of Alberta’s biojet technology.
  9. A key part of protecting aquatic species at risk is ensuring their critical habitat is also protected. The Government of Canada recognizes that we must safeguard these vital areas—including breeding sites, nursery areas, or feeding grounds—to help our at-risk species recover and survive for future generations.
  10. Today, Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, 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 to improve road safety and travel efficiency on Highway 15 and Highway 19. The funding announcement was made during a groundbreaking event for the Highway 19 project.
  11. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., today announced a combined investment of over $900,000 for two smart grid projects in Alberta that will enhance the energy grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  12. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 61 infrastructure projects in Alberta. The Government of Canada is investing more than $73 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $18 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $91 million.
  13. The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Alberta. Investments in Alberta’s public infrastructure during this extraordinary time help create jobs, support local businesses and economies, and make communities more sustainable and resilient.
  14. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, together with the Honourable Sonya Savage, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, is pleased to announce the launch of the Alberta–Canada Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Steering Committee.
  15. Today, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie Claude Bibeau, and Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen, announced the launch of an initiative under the AgriRecovery Framework to provide up to $3 million to assist hog producers impacted by processing shut downs due to the pandemic. Funding for the initiative is cost shared on a 60/40 basis between Canada and Alberta.
  16. The health, safety and well-being of all people in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis is and will remain a top priority for the Government of Canada
  17. The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  18. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians. From the outset, the Government of Canada has supported their investments in safety measures and in capacity to keep up with demand.
  19. Minister Jim Carr will make an announcement virtually of support through the Emergency Processing Fund to meat processing companies across the Prairies, which is supporting their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  20. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) decided an impact assessment is required for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project. The project is located approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The project's impact assessment has been referred to an independent review panel that will be appointed at a later date.
  21. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support infrastructure improvements at six provincial buildings in Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.
  22. The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Alberta. Investments in Alberta’s public infrastructure during this extraordinary time help create jobs, support local businesses and economies, and make communities more sustainable and resilient
  23. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement with the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure for Alberta.
  24. Funding provided by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is now available to help the public and Indigenous groups participate in the impact assessment process for the proposed ATCO Salt Cavern Storage Expansion Project, located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, about 14 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.
  25. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced today the referral of the impact assessment of the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project in Alberta to an independent review panel.
  26. On December 25, 2020, while facilitating the entry of essential goods at the Coutts, Alberta port of entry, CBSA officers referred a semi-truck hauling produce for further inspection. While examining the shipment, CBSA officers uncovered 228.14 kg of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $28.5 million. This amount of methamphetamine translates to 2.28 million individual dosages. This is the CBSA’s largest seizure of methamphetamine at a land border crossing on record across Canada.
  27. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed ATCO Salt Cavern Storage Expansion Project, located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, about 14 kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.