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Update 1: Devon RCMP looking to the public for help in disappearance of Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau of Devon

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UPDATE #1:

Jan. 16, 2019

Devon RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing female

Devon, Alta. – Devon RCMP continue to investigate the disappearance of Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau (25) of Devon.

On Jan. 6, 2019 at 11:10 p.m. Kathleen’s vehicle was located, abandoned, south of the Devon Bridge.  Kathleen has not been located since the discovery of her vehicle.

To date, the RCMP have been following up on all tips provided, unfortunately no viable information or sighting has resulted.  Local businesses have been solicited for any video surveillance, and local homeowners have been requested to check their property for any information that may lead to her whereabouts.  Several RCMP units and detachments are involved and working collaboratively to explore all avenues of investigation. The RCMP continue to liaise with various community search groups.

There has not been sufficient evidence at this point for the RCMP to have made any determination that this is a criminal incident.

“I know that everyone wants to help find Kathleen, so I’m asking the public to assist by providing the RCMP information and allowing us to do our investigational job” says Sergeant Jolene Nason of the Devon RCMP.  “The public is welcome to conduct searches in open, public areas but should not be going on private property where they may be alarming homeowners and putting themselves in unsafe situations.”

If you have seen Kathleen or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact Devon RCMP at 780-987-3414. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

 

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Jan. 7, 2019

Devon RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing female

Devon, Alta. – Devon RCMP are seeking the publics assistance in locating Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau (25) of Devon.

On Jan. 6, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Kathleen’s vehicle was observed parked and running in the medium, between the north and south bound lanes, just south of the Devon Bridge.

Kathleen is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’ 5” tall
  • 240 lbs
  • Green eyes
  • Blondish/brown hair
  • Possibly wearing glasses
  • Possibly wearing purple jacket with white fur around the hood
  • Blue jeans

 

There is a general concern for Kathleen’s safety and well-being. If you have seen Kathleen or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact Devon RCMP at 780-987-3414. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online atwww.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Alberta paving the way for newcomers to get to work

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From the Government of Alberta: Ensuring fairness for newcomers

Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act, will help newcomers get their credentials recognized, so they can quickly get to work in their fields to help grow the economy and create jobs.

The act is a key part of the government’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan.

Highly trained immigrant professionals can sometimes spend years jumping through regulatory hoops while their skills atrophy.

This can result in a significant loss of economic productivity for the Alberta economy. If passed, the Fair Registration Practices Act would cut red tape, remove barriers, speed up the process where possible, hold professional bodies accountable, and increase fairness and transparency.

Our goal is to get all Albertans back to work. Too often, we hear stories of ‘doctors driving cabs’ syndrome – and we are taking action to make sure newcomers’ credentials are evaluated and assessed objectively and in a timely manner.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“It’s important for Alberta’s professional bodies to maintain high professional standards while allowing qualified newcomers to fully contribute to our economy. And not only that, giving newcomers the chance to pursue the careers they’ve trained for is, simply put, the right thing to do.” Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration

“The settlement sector in Alberta has been advocating for fair recognition of newcomer qualifications for decades. The proven detrimental impact of underemployment of newcomer professionals is felt not only within their own families, but throughout society as well. We are certain that fair recognition of credentials will improve the quality of life of all Albertans, and are grateful this legislation is being introduced so quickly by the new government.” Anila Lee Yuen, president & CEO, Centre for Newcomers

The proposed bill would:

  • Provide the authority to create a Fair Registration Practices Office.
  • Reduce the red tape associated with the assessment of foreign credentials.
  • Work with regulators to ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
  • Maintain Alberta’s high professional standards.

Bill 11 would require regulatory bodies to:

  • Assess applications and communicate assessment decisions within specific time frames for interim registration decisions and within reasonable time frames for final registration decisions.
  • Submit reports regarding fair registration practices to the minister responsible for the act.

“ASET is the regulator of engineering and geoscience technology practice in Alberta, and is committed to fully objective criteria for certification, and a level playing field for all applicants. Having long since adopted high standards of fairness in our admissions practices, ASET applauds the initiative for fair assessment of all applicants.” Barry Cavanaugh, CEO, Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

If passed, the legislation would come into force on proclamation.

Quick facts

  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians would earn up to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized.
    • Immigrants are the largest group, with an estimated 524,000 international credential holders affected by a lack of learning recognition.
  • Provinces such as Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia already have fairness legislation to ensure that professional regulatory organizations have fair registration practices.
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Child found safe. Suspect arrested after Amber Alert issued.

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Do not approach the suspect. Please contact the RCMP at Fairview at 780-835-4031 if you have any information.

 Description: At 9:45 AM this morning, 7 month old Jameson Sundby was abducted from his home in Fairview. Jameson Sundby has blonde hair and blue eyes, and is wearing a blue t-shirt with a star on it and grey sweat pants with cars on them. Jameson Sundby was abducted by his father John Sundby. John Sundby is 5′ 11″ tall and 230 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.

They were last seen leaving a residence in Fairview, driving a 2012, black Dodge Ram 3500, Alberta licence plate C-B-F, 3 3 1 3. The vehicle was last seen leaving Fairview, in an unknown direction. 

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