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Helping youth spot abuse and supporting survivors – Government of AB

Jan 09, 2018 Two Status of Women grants are helping educate central Alberta youth about abuse and are supporting survivors of family violence as they heal and move forward. The grants are being awarded to the Family Violence Action Society in Camrose and the Pembina Crisis Connection Society in Drayton Valley. Both organizations run programs […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201819 Views

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Man pleads guilty in Lethbridge triple murder – APTN News

January 9, 2018 The man accused of committing a triple murder in a Lethbridge townhouse almost three years ago pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder Monday. Austin Vielle entered the pleas on what was supposed to be the first day of trial and is scheduled to sentenced at a later date. The Crown […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201818 Views

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A brief look at provincial approaches to recreational marijuana sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 8, 2018 Saskatchewan is the latest province to outline part of its plan for the sale of cannabis which is to be legalized across the country July 1. Here is a look at other provincial and territorial plans to date: _ British Columbia has set the age of consumption at 19. Retail […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201811 Views

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Nominate Albertans who make our communities safer

Albertans are encouraged to nominate groups or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to community safety. The Alberta Community Justice Awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have taken innovative and proactive steps to address issues of crime-prevention at the local level. “Along with our law enforcement partners, individuals and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201810 Views

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Alberta to hold public sessions to gather information for ’60s Scoop apology – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 4, 2018 EDMONTON _ Alberta is crafting a formal apology to Indigenous people for the infamous ’60s Scoop. Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee says the government will hold six sessions around the province starting later this month to hear from survivors. Larivee says the information will form the foundation of a formal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201813 Views

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Engaging with Sixties Scoop survivors – Government of AB

Jan 04, 2018 The Government of Alberta wants to hear from survivors of the Sixties Scoop and their families to help inform a meaningful apology. The province and the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) will hold engagement sessions in six locations across the province between January and March. The sessions will focus on […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 201818 Views

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Crime stats made clear to council – Bonnyville Nouvelle

Dec 19, 2017 Although it may seem like crime is rampant in Cold Lake, S/Sgt. Jeremie Landry wants to inform residents that’s not the case. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Landry reported the RCMP stats from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30 to city council. During that time, local RCMP responded to 8,673 Police Reporting and Occurrence […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201721 Views

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Legal advocate takes up case of First Nations woman locked in Turkish prison – APTN

December 18, 2017 A Yukon woman from the Carcross First Nation who is currently in a Turkish prison now has a legal advocate fighting for her return to Canada. Tracy White has been in contact with the Canadian consulate in Turkey and is now getting briefed on the well being of the 38-year-old Charman Smith. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201714 Views

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Supporting family violence survivors in Fairview

The province is helping train front-line workers to better support women and children affected by family violence. Dec 15, 2017 The Crossroads Resource Centre and Women’s Shelter in Fairview has been awarded a $9,000 Status of Women grant to train staff in trauma-informed care to better support women and children fleeing violence. Staff will be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201718 Views

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Workplace safety deal reached to end lockdown at Edmonton Remand Centre: union – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ A deal has been reached between the Alberta government and the union that represents guards at the Edmonton Remand Centre to bolster safety after a growing number of violent attacks on staff. Correctional officers were so frustrated by the assaults that they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201721 Views

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