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  1. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that two inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on August 6, 2022 inmate Monique Cardinal was apprehended by the Edmonton Police Service.
  3. 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.
  4. On July 27, 2022, Bretton Fisher, an inmate from Edmonton Institution, died while in our custody following a serious assault.
  5. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement
  6. 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
  7. List of organizations receiving funding under the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program:
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. On July 18, 2022, Timothy Crowe, an inmate from Bowden Institution, died while in our custody.
  14. 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.
  15. Parks Canada and Indigenous partners celebrate ceremonial opening for Waterton Lakes National Park’s new visitor centre.
  16. Parks Canada, project partners and stakeholders gather for the ceremonial opening of Waterton Lakes National Park’s visitor centre
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Federal support to help modernize community sport and recreational infrastructure across Calgary.
  20. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women in Alberta have tested positive for COVID-19.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Federal funding of $7 million through PrairiesCan will support innovative inclusive economic growth, innovation and access to tech talent in Calgary
  25. Government of Canada to announce major support for events and tourism experiences in Calgary and southern Alberta
  26. Minister Vandal to announce support to grow Calgary’s social start-ups, and for businesses to access diverse tech talent
  27. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  28. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, will be in Edmonton to participate in a roundtable discussion with union representatives. They will discuss how government and unions can work together to create good jobs and strong communities through Canada’s energy transition. The Minister will be accompanied by the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour.
  29. Parks Canada, the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert and Métis advisors launch exhibit to share history of the Métis people and their connection to bison.
  30. Parks Canada and the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert unveil a new Indigenous exhibit
  31. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that there are 39 active inmate cases of COVID-19 at Bowden Institution, in Alberta.
  32. John Ware’s horsemanship, generosity, and strength secured his place in the mythology of the Canadian West.
  33. The Government of Canada Honours William H. Wilson and the late Paris K. Sahlen as Hometown Heroes
  34. Government of Canada to make an important announcement on John Ware
  35. Government of Canada to make an important announcement on John Ware
  36. Parks Canada’s Hometown Heroes program honours Captain (N) (ret’d) William H. Wilson, OMM, CStJ, AEO, MSM, CD and the late Paris K. Sahlen, CD
  37. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  38. Parks Canada’s Hometown Heroes program honours Captain (N) (ret’d) William H. Wilson, OMM, CStJ, AEO, MSM, CD and the late Paris K. Sahlen, CD
  39. PIP International, a Canadian-based agri-food company, is celebrating the opening of a new $20-million pea-processing pilot facility in Lethbridge.
  40. 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 the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced $10 million in federal-provincial funding for a provincial infrastructure project located in Edmonton.
  41. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement in the presence of: • 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• The Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of InfrastructureFollowing the announcement, a media availability will be held.
  42. $10 million to expand inclusive programming and support initiatives ensuring the future sustainability of Edmonton’s K-Days and more than $7.5 million to help tourism businesses create or enhance programs that will attract more travelers to Alberta.
  43. $10 million to expand inclusive programming and support initiatives ensuring the future sustainability of Edmonton’s K-Days and more than $7.5 million to help tourism businesses create or enhance programs that will attract more travelers to Alberta.
  44. Government of Canada to announce support for events and tourism experiences in Edmonton and across Alberta.
  45. Bar U Ranch National Historic Site officially kicks off 2022 visitor season
  46. Super-Pufft, one of North America's largest manufacturers and co-packers of salty snacks for retailers and national brands, has established a new state-of-the-art potato chip processing facility in Alberta.
  47. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in the Prairie provinces under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  48. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) remains closed until further notice.
  49. On May 10, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a number of contraband items were seized at Edmonton Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  50. Today, Adam van Koeverden, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced an investment of more than $635,000 through the new Intersectoral Action Fund (ISAF) for three Alberta-based organizations to address the complex public health challenges that affect people’s health and wellbeing and how health is experienced by certain groups of people.