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  1. Alberta’s government has streamlined its Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant process to make it easier for producers to access grants.
  2. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, and His Worship Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced that their governments are working closely with Air Products Canada Ltd. to advance clean energy in Canada and jointly pursue a transformative $1.3 billion net-zero hydrogen production investment. The clean hydrogen facility would be operational by 2024, a first-mover anchor to secure Canada’s early foothold in the global hydrogen market, pending further discussions and a final scope decision from the company.
  3. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable, Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, will participate in an announcement about efforts to advance a project to create net-zero emission hydrogen energy in Canada.
  4. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $2.3-million investment in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project.
  5. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support infrastructure projects in Alberta. The Government of Canada is investing nearly $25.6 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program with the Alberta government providing nearly $6.4 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $31.9 million.
  6. 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 Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for 362 infrastructure projects that will repair and upgrade housing for seniors and families with low income in 95 communities across the province. They were accompanied at the announcement by the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors; The Honourable Josephine Pon, Alberta’s Minister of Seniors; and Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary.
  7. Brief Panellist Bios
  8. Expert Advisory Panel on Moving People Sustainably in the Bow Valley in Banff National Park.
  9. Waterton Lakes National Park officially kicks off 2021 summer season.
  10. Parks Canada announces members of the expert panel on visitor movement in Banff National Park.
  11. Bar U Ranch National Historic Site has kicked off its 2021 visitor season and there’s room to roam.
  12. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 12 infrastructure projects in Alberta. The Government of Canada is investing more than $9.1 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $2.2 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  13. 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 Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for 12 infrastructure projects. The projects include upgrades to playgrounds and sports facilities, additional pathways and trails for active transportation, and improvements to emergency response and prevention infrastructure.
  14. 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 Prasad Panda Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for infrastructure projects that will provide repairs and upgrades to health care facilities in 12 municipalities across the province.
  15. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support five infrastructure projects in Alberta. The Government of Canada is investing more than $27 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program with the Alberta government providing over $6.8 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $33.8 million.
  16. 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 Prasad Panda Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for infrastructure projects that will provide repairs and upgrades to health care facilities in 12 municipalities across the province.
  17. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) will remain closed until further notice.
  18. Waterton Lakes’ reconstruction of Crandell Mountain Campground to begin this spring and Townsite Campground now open for the season.
  19. On May 11, 2021, an inmate from Bowden Institution died as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19.
  20. TSB releases investigation report about a 2020 landing accident in Calgary, Alberta
  21. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that one inmate and two staff members recently tested positive for COVID-19 at Edmonton Institution, located in Edmonton, Alberta. We are closely monitoring the situation and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  22. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, and Dr. Diana Steinhauer, President of the Yellowhead Tribal College, announced joint funding to upgrade educational facilities at the Yellowhead Tribal College. Once the project is completed, students will benefit from a restructured classroom and laboratory, expected to increase educational attainment in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  23. 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, the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation and Municipal Affairs, announced funding for the construction of a pedestrian-cyclist bridge in Banff and the addition of a low-floor bus to the City of Cold Lake’s fleet. These projects will increase accessibility and encourage sustainable modes of transportation.
  24. 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.
  25. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will participate in a virtual panel discussion on Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  26. “This is the time to lean in and build back a more innovative, inclusive and sustainable future.
  27. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians. Today, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, met with Alberta women-, family- and youth-serving organizations to discuss investments in early learning and childcare, as well as other supports for families introduced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  28. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, as she highlights the Budget 2021 investments in families, early learning and child care. The Minister will also participate in a media availability, before hosting a roundtable with stakeholders.
  29. On April 15, 2021, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody.
  30. 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.
  31. Parks Canada launches Indigenous and public engagement on draft management plans
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.