By Sheldon Spackman
RCMP in Rimbey are looking for the rightful owner of a large amount of cash found in a local businesses washroom last month. Mounties say the cash was turned in on February 21st by an employee of the business. However, no one has reported losing the money as of yet.
In a release, Sgt. Kurtis Pillipow, Rimbey’s Detachment Commander, says “Someone out there is missing this money and we have no reason to believe there’s anything suspicious about this incident. We want to see this money get back to where it belongs and hope that putting this message out helps us do just that.”
Police are requesting that anyone who lost cash at a business and can identify the amount of cash, what business it was, and how the cash was being carried, should contact the Rimbey Detachment at 403-843-2224.
Implementation of Divorce Act reforms delayed eight months by pandemic
OTTAWA — Highly anticipated reforms to Canadian divorce law have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reforms were to have gone into effect on July 1 but Justice Minister David Lametti says that has been pushed back to March 1, 2021.
He says courts across the country are currently hearing only urgent family law matters during the pandemic as they attempt to abide by restrictions to stem the spread of the virus.
Lametti says that, combined with how much governments are focused on the health crisis, has made it impossible to take the steps needed to implement the reforms.
Postponing the changes was decided in consultation with provincial and territorial governments, who Lametti says need time to adjust their own laws and regulations to be compatible with the federal reforms.
The reforms, which will apply only to legally married couples, are aimed at putting more emphasis on the interests of the child in custody decisions and would for the first time require the courts to take into account any instances of family violence.
“We understand how important the changes to the Divorce Act are to Canadians affected by separation and divorce, especially to vulnerable family members,” Lametti said in a statement Friday.
“We are working hard with our partners to implement these changes.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in domestic abuse as schools and workplaces shut down and Canadians isolated themselves at home.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 5, 2020.
The Canadian Press
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