Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe
December 06, 2018
A new safe withdrawal management site will provide substance use treatment services for people in the community.
Blood Tribe paramedics will now be able to give patients who have overdosed the option of going to the safe withdrawal management site to receive health assessment, interventions, and access to local resources and programs. Patients will then have the option of attending the Kainai Transition Society to support recovery and transition back into the community.
The Alberta government is providing $2.2 million over two years for start-up and operational costs for the new program.
“The Blood Tribe has developed a community-based solution to help ease the current overdose crisis. Our government is proud to provide funding for this new program. We will continue to work with the Blood Tribe to ensure they have the support they need to provide treatment and care for people affected by substance use.”
Sarah Hoffman, Health Minister
“Premier Notley, Minister Hoffman and the Alberta Cabinet have been sincerely appreciative and helpful in combating the opioid crisis that has plagued our people over the last few years. We thank them for their continued involvement and providing additional resources towards the medical treatment centre that our Health Board, Department and Council have initiated. Many other departments, tribal members and others have worked collaboratively towards ending this drug problem and we thank them for their courage and commitment. May our Creator help those of our people who are addicted to overcome their problems and seek the help that is being offered by trained people and especially our spiritual leaders.”
Roy Fox, Chief, Blood Tribe
The safe withdrawal management site was proposed by the Blood Tribe community and includes:
- 24-hour clinical care;
- a six-bed safe withdrawal management program with medical support from paramedics and local physicians;
- treatment options to support recovery; and
- an option to move to the Kainai Transition Centre Society within 10 to 14 days to support recovery and transition back to the community.
Renovations to get the new site ready are underway, with a goal of opening in early 2019.
A protocol agreement between the Alberta government and Blackfoot Confederacy (including Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation and the Blood Tribe) establishes a formal process for government and the confederacy to collaborate on mutual areas of concern, including health and opioids. The collective response to the Blood Tribe’s opioid crisis is an example of the benefit of this partnership and shared sense of responsibility.
Government of Alberta Curtails Production
December 06, 2018
On December 2, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced short-term reductions in crude oil and crude bitumen production that will take effect on January 1, 2019.
On December 3, 2018, the Government of Alberta released regulations under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Oil Sands Conservation Act,and Responsible Energy Development Act setting out the framework for how these reductions would be made. The Curtailment Rules enable the limiting of crude oil and crude bitumen production in Alberta according to the prescribed formula.
On December 6, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) contacted the operators that are subject to ministerial orders outlining curtailment requirements. If your company has not received a ministerial order, it is not required to limit production at this time.
If your company has received a ministerial order, please contact the AER at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the requirements and next steps.
The Curtailment Rules can be found on our website, www.aer.ca, under Regulating Development > Rules and Directives > Acts, Regulations, and Rules. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
As announced by the Government of Alberta, the AER will be establishing a panel that will hear concerns related to the curtailment. The AER is working with the Government of Alberta to finalize panel details and will share more information in the coming days.
Pieridae Energy refiles AIF for Fiscal Year 2017
CALGARY, ALBERTA — December 5, 2018 — Pieridae Energy Limited (“Pieridae”) (PEA – TSXV) announces that, as a result of a review by the Alberta Securities Commission, it has refiled its annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2017 (the “AIF”) along with the related chief executive officer and chief financial officer certificates.
A description of the revisions to the AIF are as follows:
- Business updates from the June 21, 2018 originally dated AIF to today;
- Expanded information on the entities incorporated within the Pieridae group;
- Expanded and updated information on the Company’s oil and gas properties and the contingent and prospective resources of those properties including revised Forms 51-101F1, 51-101F2, 51-101F3, and 51-101F4; and
- Expanded information on the legislative environment and risks that the company operates within.
The AIF is available on the Company’s web site www.pieridaeenergy.com and has been filed on the Company’s SEDAR profile.
Founded in 2011, Pieridae, a majority Canadian owned corporation based in Calgary, is focused on the development of integrated energy-related activities, from the exploration and extraction of natural gas to the development, construction and operation of the Goldboro LNG facility and the production of LNG for sale to Europe and other markets. Pieridae is on the leading edge of the re-integration of the LNG value chain in North America. Pieridae has 50,572,765 shares issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (PEA).
For further information please contact:
Alfred Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (418) 657-1966
Melanie Litoski, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (418) 657-1966