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Red Deer City Soccer Hosts Record Breaking Tournament

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Red Deer City Soccer Association held its annual Indoor tournament on the Family Day weekend. This year, the Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express Family Day Tournament attracted over 100 teams from all around Alberta.

“This was a record breaking year for us and the biggest indoor tournament in our 30 years’ history”, said Ado Sarcevic, General Manager for RDCSA. “We are very proud of this accomplishment, not just for us but also being able to support the local economy in these hard times.”

The tournament took place at two locations, boarded tier 3 and tier 4 divisions from U10-U16 was held at Collicutt Centre, non-boarded tier 1 and tier 2 divisions from U11-U18 was held at Westerner Park where RDCSA has two 7v7 non-boarded fields.

Besides being successful off the field, RDCSA’s competitive club Renegades did extremely well in the Tournament.

“We had two select teams in U10 Boys, one select team in U10 Girls division and they did very well, recording two wins and a tie each”, said Sarcevic. “This is the best we had in this category in a long time.” U10’s played boarded games at the Collicutt.

Non-boarded Renegades teams faced very strong competition but managed to get great results:

  • U15 Girls T2 team competed in U16T2 division and won Gold.
  • U17 Boys T1 played in U18 division and won Gold.
  • U11 Boys team was in U12 T2 division finishing second and winning Silver.
  • U12 Boys and U13 Boys won Bronze and their respected age groups.
  • U15 Boys T2, U17 Boys T2 and U11 Girls fought hard and finished 4th in their divisions.

RDCSA’s registration for outdoor City and Competitive programs started February 1st. Renegades tryouts will be held the week of March 13th at Westerner Agricentre Lions field.

For more information on all programs please visit http://www.rdcsa.com/Default.asp?id=home&l=1 or call the soccer office at 403-346-4259.

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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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