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Adèle Poratto Announces run for UCP Nomination in Red Deer South

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  • RED DEER, March 12, 2018 – Adèle Poratto, a local businesswomen and French educator, has announced she will be running for the nomination race of the United Conservative Party of Alberta for the constituency of Red Deer-South.

    “I am running to bring the voice of the people in my riding to the provincial legislature,” says Poratto, “I am committed to helping Alberta reach its potential through transparent political leadership with a servant heart.”

    Poratto has a strong lineage of political involvement, from working  with her Italian father who was president of the Progressive Party in Ontario to getting involved in her community for 22 years serving on numerous boards in Red Deer and Central Alberta.

    Fluent in both official languages, Poratto has a strong sense of patriotism and service. She has filled vital roles in many professional boards and volunteer organizations, such as the District and local Rotary Clubs, the 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee, Community Housing Advisory Board and Cabinet for the United Way. Poratto was recently named Chair of the Black Tie Bingo Committee for Rotary Club of Red Deer 2018.

    “Much of the frustration of Albertans in the current government comes from a lack of transparency and legislation that contradicts the clear desires of the people,” says Poratto, “I am eager to embark on the hard road to real change, drafting legislation that benefits the lives of every Albertan and seeing it through to passing.”

    Poratto believes the function and role of government is bringing together all people, regardless of race, gender or creed. She seeks to make a deep impact for current and future generations by building community through partnership, commitment and community service.

    March 11, 2018 – Adele Poratto announces bid for UCP Nomination in Red Deer South

    Learn more about Adèle Poratto on her official campaign website at: http://adeleporatto.com.


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    Grande Prairie RCMP Continue to Investigate the Disappearance of Jody Hockett

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  • This week will mark the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Jody Hockett. Jody was last seen entering a white vehicle outside of the York Hotel in Grande Prairie on February 22, 2009.

    She is described as:

    • Caucasian
    • Dyed strawberry blonde hair
    • blue eyes
    • 5’5
    • Wearing jeans
    • tank top
    • black zip-up sweatshirt with hood
    • High heeled shoes with fur on them

    Jody was 33 years old at the time of her disappearance and may also be known by the names “Jody Smith”, “Jodi” or “Jessie”.

    RCMP continue to investigate Jody’s disappearance. Crime Stoppers has completed this video depicting the circumstances surrounding Jody’s disappearance:

    Police urge anyone with information relating to Jody Hockett to please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.


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    Provincial government says photo radar a cash grab.. changes coming

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  • Minister Mason announces changes to photo radar

    From the Province of Alberta

    Photo radar must focus on safety

    An independent third-party review of photo radar operations in Alberta shows that it has a marginal contribution to traffic safety across the province. Changes to the provincial guidelines governing the use of the devices will enhance transparency, increase oversight and enshrine the principle that photo radar can be used only to improve road safety.

    “Our goal is to eliminate photo radar as a tool for revenue generation. Photo radar operations must contribute to significant traffic safety outcomes, like reducing collisions and saving lives. We are updating the provincial photo radar guidelines to provide the direction and clarity that municipalities and police agencies need in order to focus on safety.”

    Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation

    The independent review shows that the photo radar guidelines need to produce better data to demonstrate how photo radar contributes to traffic safety. The guideline changes will:

    • Improve accountability by clarifying roles and responsibilities for photo radar programs.
    • Require municipal Traffic Safety Plans to use collision data to ensure photo radar programs are directly tied to safety. The plans will be audited by the provincial government to ensure compliance.
    • Require police services and/or municipalities to post and update photo radar locations and their rationale on municipal/police websites every month (links will be provided on Alberta.ca/photoradar).
    • Prohibit the use of photo radar in transition zones (i.e. adjacent to speed limit signs where speed limits change).
    • Prohibit the use of photo radar on high-speed multi-lane roadways, unless there is a documented traffic safety issue.
    • Require annual reporting and evaluation of how photo radar programs are achieving traffic safety outcomes.

    Conventional traffic enforcement, such as police patrolling or scanning traffic with radar, is still allowed in locations where automated enforcement is prohibited. Radar is also still allowed in school zones, playground zones and construction zones.

    Over the next year, government will work with municipalities to implement guideline changes, allowing enough time for municipalities to adapt. Government will work with municipalities to refine the guidelines for photo radar site selection, operational restrictions and data collection that will allow for improved and ongoing program evaluation.

    Quick facts

    • Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE), commonly referred to as photo radar, is prohibited on provincial highways. It can be used only on sections of highway that pass through municipal boundaries.
    • Currently, 27 municipalities in Alberta are using photo radar programs within their jurisdictions.
    • The existing photo radar guidelines have been in effect since 2014.
    • The independent third-party review found that:
      • More and better data is required from municipalities to justify the use of photo radar and to demonstrate how photo radar contributes to traffic safety.
      • Over a 10-year period, photo radar has been directly responsible for a:
        • 1.4 per cent decrease in collision rates
        • 5.3 per cent reduction in the proportion of fatal collisions


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