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United We Roll Day 2 on Parliament Hill

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It sure was a rocky start in terms of press coverage from the national media… but the United We Roll Convoy organizers have been feeling the support of thousands of Canadians who are behind them and cheering them on.  It will be interesting to see if they get what they consider a fair shake at sharing their messaging.. but one thing is certain.  They made it and they won’t give up.

Here’s a video from head organizer Glen Carritt to his followers this morning.. Day 2 of the United We Roll Convoy protest on Parliament Hill

 

Here’s what organizer Haley Wile had to say to her followers this morning on the second day of the United We Roll Convoy Ottawa protest.

Hey friends and fellow Canadians ???

Today is another proud day on Parliament Hill. We know that we are on the right track and getting the message out to Canadians! The reason we know this is because the media has doubled down on their attacks. They are accusing Glen Carritt of abandoning the convoy and running away with all of the go fund me proceeds. This couldn’t be further from the truth! He is an incredible leader and has been standing shoulder to shoulder with this amazing convoy! We are excited for today and even more excited to hit the road tomorrow and spend time with our fellow Canadians!! That has been the most special and important part of this journey. Canadians supporting Canadians! We love you all so much!!

 

 

The day started on a sour note as United We Roll Convoy organizers realized the media was not necessarily going to help them spread their message.  But after receiving hundreds of messages from Canadians urging them to stay strong Haley Wile’s Day 1 experience on Parliament Hill took a turn for the better.

This is from MP Dane Lloyd who came out of Parliament to watch, support, and address the United We Roll Convoy:

I was so honoured to speak at the United We Roll Convoy Protest on Parliament Hill today. I met many Albertans and folks from across this country who want to get rid of the carbon tax, build pipelines and get our country back on track. Share if you stand with us!

Great shot of the Convoy on Day 1 of the protest from Robert Bennetts of Precision Drilling… from British Columbia.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Fire investigators can't pin cause of fire at Edmonton-area seniors complex

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. — Fire investigators say they have been unable to figure out what caused a fire at an Edmonton-area retirement and long-term care complex last week.

Residents were forced to leave when the fire at the Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility in St. Albert broke out on May 6.

It destroyed part of the complex and three residents suffered smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the fire started on a ground-floor patio.

They say it spread from patio furniture to the underside of the deck above and from there up the siding into the building’s attic.

A damage estimate has yet to be made and investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

“This was a large and devastating fire where thankfully no one was seriously hurt,” St. Albert acting fire Chief Scott Wilde said Friday in a news release.

“If you live in a multi-family building, be aware of your building’s fire safety plan and practise your escape.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.

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Alberta health agency obtains restraining order against Calgary mayoral candidate

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CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says it has obtained a restraining order against a Calgary mayoral candidate who the agency says has threatened health workers.

AHS says Kevin Johnston must stay at least 100 metres away from health officers and must not publish any threats or hate speech directed at them.

Johnston is running in this fall’s municipal election and has been a vocal supporter of anti-lockdown protests.

He appears regularly online where he promotes far-right ideology.

AHS says Johnston has been aggressive and threatening towards two particular health workers as well as to the general AHS workforce.

The agency says it wants to protect staff and ensure they feel supported.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.

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