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UNESCO announces Alberta’s 6th World Heritage Site – Writing-on-Stone / Aisinai


From the Province of Alberta:

Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi is now Alberta’s sixth World Heritage Site.

UNESCO has announced the addition of Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi as
Alberta’s sixth World Heritage Site. The United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the addition
of this site at the 43rd session of its World Heritage Committee in Baku,

The nomination was prepared by the Government of Alberta in
partnership with the Blackfoot Confederacy and with ongoing support
from the Government of Canada. “Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi is the site
of many natural wonders and a testament to the remarkable ingenuity
and creativity of the Blackfoot people. It’s easy to see why the site is seen by many as an expression of the confluence of the spirit and human

I hope all Albertans will take the time to explore this extraordinary part of the province and all it has to offer.” Jason Nixon, Minister of
Environment and Parks

More than 60,000 people visit Writing-on-Stone each year to experience
the landscape and its rich history.

“Writing-on-Stone is an Alberta treasure that draws thousands of visitors annually to take part in interpretive tours and activities led by
knowledgeable and passionate staff who love to share the park’s unique history.”
Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism

Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi contains the most significant concentration
of protected First Nations petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs
(rock paintings) on the Great Plains of North America. Some of the
carvings and paintings date back 2,000 years.  

“The designation of Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi as a UNESCO World
Heritage Site provides the Blackfoot Confederacy a basis for its future
generations as to the strength and truth of our continuing relationship to this land and to our traditions, ceremonies and cultural practices.”
Martin Heavy Head, Mookaakin Cultural and Heritage Society/ Blackfoot Confederacy Elder

The inscription coincides with 2019 being designated as the International Year of Indigenous Languages by the United Nations.

Quick facts
Alberta’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites are:
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Wood Buffalo National Park

Áísínai’pi is the Blackfoot word for ‘it is pictured/written.’ Pursuing World Heritage Site designation was identified as an objective in the 1997
Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Management Plan.

Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi was placed on Canada’s Tentative List for
World Heritage Sites in 2004. The park received federal designation as
Áísínai’pi National Historic Site of Canada in 2004. Key provincial
agencies involved in developing the nomination include: Alberta
Environment and Parks, and Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and
Status of Women (Royal Alberta Museum, Archaeological Survey of
Alberta), with ongoing advice from Elders of the Mookaakin Cultural and Heritage Society/Blackfoot Confederacy.

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Search for missing man last seen at Red Deer hotel expands



Missing Man

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is seeking public assistance in relation to the disappearance of Abdikadir TUKHOV, who was reported missing in December 2016.

Abdikadir TUKHOV, 43, of Calgary was reported missing by friends on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. He was last seen on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, leaving a residence in the community of Abbeydale.

Police have exhausted all footprints of life and as a result of new information from members of community, TUKHOV’s disappearance is considered suspicious. Friends also believe that TUKHOV may have been met with foul play.

TUKHOV lived a transient lifestyle and spent time in Calgary, Grand Prairie, Edmonton and Red Deer. It is believed he worked as a taxi driver in Grand Prairie prior to his disappearance.

Investigators are seeking public assistance to identify a man and a woman seen with TUKHOV at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel (previously the Sheraton Red Deer), located at 3310 50 Ave., Red Deer, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Police believe they may have information about TUKHOV’s disappearance or his activities prior to his disappearance.

A photo of TUKHOV with the man and woman is available above.

The woman is described as 25 to 40, with an average build with brown hair.

The man is described as 30 to 45, with an average build. He can be seen wearing a hat in the photo.

“We know that people in the community have information about Abdikadir’s disappearance,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit. “Abdikadir left behind a wife and two children and we ask that anyone who has information come forward so that we can provide closure to his friends and family. Even what seems like the most insignificant information can sometimes be enough to help detectives solve a case.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877. They may also contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case # 16660072/4110

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Million-Dollar Cocaine Seizure Made in Edmonton



From ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team)

Edmonton… Over a million dollars’ worth of cocaine has been seized after ALERT conducted search warrants at two Edmonton homes. ALERT seized over 11 kilograms of cocaine and 84 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent.

ALERT’s Edmonton organized crime team made the seizure on June 8, 2019, and one person was arrested. The Edmonton Police Service and Alberta Sheriffs provided assistance.

ALERT alleges that an apartment in the Pembina neighbourhood was being used to package and press cocaine. That is where investigators located 84 kilograms of the cocaine buffing agent Phenacetin – one of the largest seizures of its kind by ALERT.

Phenacetin is a cutting agent used to dilute the purity of cocaine in order to maximize profits. It was banned in Canada in 1973 due to its carcinogenic and kidney-damaging properties.

The total value of the drugs seized is estimated at $1.4 million and includes:

11.37 kilograms of cocaine;
84 kilograms of Phenacetin;
902 grams of ketamine; and
$15,465 cash.

A 26-year-old Edmonton man was arrested. Mihnea Vasiu has been charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

Vasiu became known to ALERT after he was observed meeting with targets in previous investigations.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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