Volunteers cleaning up Alberta highways
September 16, 2020
The annual highway cleanup, which usually occurs in the spring but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, volunteers wearing bright orange safety vests will be collecting trash along Alberta highways to raise funds for community organizations.
Motorists are advised to watch for the volunteers, slow down, obey signs and use caution when passing cleanup crews.
The organizations, which include 4-H clubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, schools, church organizations and other non-profit groups, earn $100 per kilometre cleaned.
- Volunteers must be nine years old or older to participate.
- They must take part in a safety training program and be under adult supervision.
- Last year, the Alberta government contributed about $1.28 million to 740 volunteer organizations involved in the highway cleanup.
- More than 18,000 volunteers collected more than 56,000 bags of garbage while cleaning up more than 13,700 kilometres of Alberta roads.
This is not just another protest – Freedom Convoy is heading to Ottawa
To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It’s our duty as Canadians to put an end to this mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we don’t our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back.
Sunday morning in Vancouver
Sunday morning outside Vancouver
Sunday morning at Abbotsford, BC. Amazing turn out In Abby this morning! Video from Shari Decker
Freedom Convoy to Ottawa coming through Langley, BC, at the crack of dawn on Jan 23, 2022. Video from Jacob Lequijt
Highway 2 North Lacombe overpass just after 10 PM Sunday night
Joining the convoy from Aluc, New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon. Video from 91.9 The Bend
A message from Ontario police Constable Erin Howard representing “Police On Guard”
From Acheson, Alberta (West Edmonton)
Leaving Calgary Monday morning.
Offensive lineman Zack Williams re-signs with Calgary Stampeders
CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian offensive lineman Zack Williams.
Williams, who was set to become a free agent next month, played all 14 games with the Stamps last season, including 13 starts at left guard.
“I’m thankful to the Stampeders organization for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to the season,” Williams, a third-round draft pick out of Manitoba in 2019, said in a statement. “I believe we have the players and coaches in place to be a serious contender for the Grey Cup.”
He is the fifth veteran offensive lineman to sign with the Stampeders this off-season, joining a group that includes holdovers Julian Good-Jones, Sean McEwen and Ryan Sceviour as well as the returning Derek Dennis, who had two previous stints in Calgary. Dennis suited up for the Edmonton Elks last year.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2022.
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