From Athabasca RCMP
RCMP Athabasca Integrated Traffic Unit
On Saturday March 9, 2019 a joyous reunion was held at the RCMP detachment in Athabasca, Alberta. After nearly a week at large, a Toy stuffed cat was returned to her 18 month old owner.
On Monday March 4, 2019 members of the Alberta Sheriffs, Athabasca RCMP Traffic Unit and Athabasca Community Peace Officers were conducting a childseat compliance operation in Athabasca, Alberta. Passing vehicles were screened, and if a childseat was present, they were directed into a nearby lot to ensure they were installed, and being used properly and safely. At the conclusion of the operation two of the officers observed a toy stuffed cat laying in the snow in the parking lot where the vehicles were being examined. An investigation was began, and with the assistance from their media partners, the Sheriffs and Mounties were able to locate and make contact with the mother of 18 month old Charlie of Athabasca, Alberta, who was missing her “Kitty” terribly.
Charlie and her mother attended the Athabasca detachment to find that “Kitty” had quite the adventure, and while working alongside Sheriffs and Mounties in their patrol cars for the entire week posted many events to social media. As Charlie approached a police truck with it’s lights flashing, “Kitty” could be seen sitting inside wearing some Sheriff and RCMP kit. Charlie began to excitedly yell “Kitty, Kitty” and pointed to the inside of the police truck. Once inside, the reunion commenced with a fury of hugs and kisses for the missing beloved “Kitty”. After some photos with local officers, Charlie, her mother and “Kitty” then happily left the detachment to spend the day, reunited again.
Fully vaccinated with negative tests in hand, Calgary mom and daughters forced into quarantine on return to Canada
Day 1 – Dec 4, 6:37 PM – Shock and Awe
Day 2 – Dec 5, 11:17 AM = Frustration sets in
Day 3.- Dec 6. 11:22 AM = Canadian Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Travelers With Negative Covid Tests
Day 4 – Dec 7 – Third Negative Test Results Finally Come After More Than 3 Days.
4 days in quarantine. We left when we got our results. I made a choice to leave after I was unable to contact anyone at either PHAC or the Red Cross who could give us any information about being released by a quarantine office.
This interview was conducted by the CTV in the hours after Tiffany and her children returned home after 4 days in quarantine.
Politicians raise concerns about carbon pricing benefits given to oilsands companies
EDMONTON — Federal and provincial politicians are raising questions about Alberta government support provided to profitable oilsands companies that say carbon pricing hurts their competitiveness.
A recently released Alberta government document lists oilsands producers that have benefitted from a 2018 program designed to soften the blow of carbon pricing for companies whose competitors don’t pay those costs.
The program allows successful applicants to meet reduction targets through a greater emphasis on offsets, apply for emissions reduction grants or simply emit more carbon.
The document shows the only company that has benefitted from the program every year between 2018 and 2020 is Canadian Natural Resources Limited, which declared more than $2 billion in profits in the third quarter of 2021.
Alberta New Democrat environment critic Marlin Schmidt says the province must be more transparent, pointing out the document doesn’t say what benefits CNRL received, how big they were or how they were justified.
Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says his office is looking into how the program was used.
He says if problems are found, it could have an effect on the agreement between Alberta and Ottawa on carbon pricing.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2021.
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