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SECURE Energy Services Inc. Announces Notices of Partial Redemption of Notes

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 22, 2021 – SECURE Energy Services Inc. (“SECURE”) (TSX: SES) announced today that it has delivered conditional notices of redemption (the “Redemption Notices”) to holders of its outstanding US$400 million aggregate principal amount of 11.000% Senior Second Lien Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) to redeem, in aggregate, US$100 million principal amount of Notes, each at a redemption price of 105.5% plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes being redeemed to the applicable redemption date, all in accordance with the provisions of the indenture governing the Notes. The Notes were previously issued by Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”) and SECURE became the obligor in respect thereof in connection with its acquisition of Tervita on July 2, 2021. The Redemption Notices are being delivered through the facilities of DTC.

Under the terms of the indenture governing the Notes (the “Indenture”), until December 1, 2021, the Company may, at its option, redeem up to 20% of the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of Notes at a redemption price equal to 105.500% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the redemption date, with the net cash proceeds of one or more incurrences of unsecured Indebtedness (as defined in the Indenture); provided that at least US$300 million aggregate principal amount of Notes remains outstanding immediately after the occurrence of each such redemption.

As provided in the Redemption Notices, SECURE intends to redeem: (i) US$80 million principal amount of the Notes (the “Initial Redemption”) on October 7, 2021 (the “Initial Redemption Date”), subject to the completion of the previously announced offering by SECURE of CAD$140 million aggregate principal amount of 7.25% senior unsecured notes due 2026 on or prior to the Initial Redemption Date (the “Offering”); and (ii) US$20 million principal amount of the Notes (the “Subsequent Redemption” and together with the Initial Redemption, the “Redemptions”) on October 8, 2021, subject to completion of the Offering and the Initial Redemption.

This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption of the Notes. Information concerning the terms and conditions of the Redemptions are described in the Redemption Notices distributed to holders of the Notes by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, the U.S. trustee with respect to the Notes. Beneficial holders with any questions about the Redemptions should contact their respective brokerage firm or financial institution.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes or any other security, and there will not be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes or any other security in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About SECURE

SECURE is a publicly traded energy business listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) providing industry leading customer solutions to upstream oil and natural gas companies operating in western Canada and certain regions in the U.S. through its network of midstream processing and storage facilities, crude oil and water pipelines, and crude by rail terminals located throughout key resource plays in western Canada, North Dakota and Oklahoma. SECURE’s core midstream infrastructure operations generate cash flows from oil production processing and disposal, produced water disposal, and crude oil storage, logistics, and marketing. SECURE also provides comprehensive environmental and fluid management for landfill disposal, hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and disposal, onsite abandonment, site remediation and reclamation, bio-remediation and technologies, water treatment, emergency response, rail services, recycling services, as well as drilling, completion and production operations for oil and gas producers in western Canada. Recycling services include the purchase and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals recovered from demolition sites and other locations.

For further information: Rene Amirault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: (403) 984-6100, Fax: (403) 984-6101; Chad Magus, Chief Financial Officer, Phone: (403) 984-6100, Fax: (403) 984-6101, Email: [email protected], Website: www.secure-energy.com, TSX Symbol: SES

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RMWB: Virtual Indigenous Speaker Series to feature author Michelle Good

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 21, 2021) The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to present the second guest speaker in the It’s Time to Talk: Indigenous Speaker Series, on September 30 at 2 p.m.

The free, interactive series seeks to highlight voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders to provide powerful examples of strength and the positive impacts that one individual can have. The Speaker Series is an opportunity to learn, understand and engage on important issues like homelessness, addiction, intergenerational trauma, and reconciliation.

The next featured speaker in the series is Michelle Good, the award-winning author of Five Little Indians, a fictional story based on real-life recollections of residential school experiences.

This event is taking place on the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, established by the federal government earlier this year in response to the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) of Canada’s Call to Action #80. As such, this event is another opportunity to educate and remind us about the history of residential schools, honour victims, survivors, and their families.

It will feature an address from the author and an interactive question and answer session. To register, please email [email protected]

Author Michelle Good

Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for 25 years, she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017.

Five Little Indians, her first novel, won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Award. It was also longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for the Writer’s Trust Award. Michelle Good now lives and writes in the southern interior of British Columbia.

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9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2K4
T. 780-743-7000
Toll Free 1-800-973-9663
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Anniversary of Treaty 7: Minister Wilson

Sep 22, 2021

Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7:

“On this day in 1877, Treaty 7 was signed between the Crown and First Nations at the Blackfoot Crossing of the Bow River. A second signing took place on Dec. 4, 1877, with the Blackfoot leaders who could not be present at the first signing.

“Treaty 7 covers 130,000 square kilometres of land in southern Alberta, including the traditional territories of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina First Nations.

“Alberta’s government respects the First Nations’ treaty relationship with the Crown and we value the strong government-to-government relationships we share today.

“We also recognize the residential school system was a betrayal of the trust at the heart of treaty agreements. We must all work together to learn more about this dark chapter of our story and its continuing effects on Indigenous people.

“Let us commit to building bridges of understanding and respect, so we can move forward together in a spirit of reconciliation and shared prosperity.”

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Indigenous candidates get caught up in status quo election – The Star

Sept. 21, 2021

For the third consecutive federal election the number of Indigenous MPs to sit in Ottawa maxes out at 10, that despite a record number of 77 Indigenous candidates running this time around.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were re-elected for a third term Sept. 20 and will form a second-consecutive minority government.

“I think what we’ve seen across the board (is) people stuck with the status quo,” said Courtney Skye, research fellow with the Indigenous think-tank the Yellowhead Institute.

“There was very little change that happened with this election. It didn’t seem there were very many ridings that made a radical change. There were a few changes here and there, but nothing that would dramatically change things…”

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/09/21/indigenous-candidates-get-caught-up-in-status-quo-election.html

City of Fort Saskatchewan: Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on September 30, seeks to honour First Nations, Inuit, and Métis survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. The City of Fort Saskatchewan will honour this Federal Statutory Holiday to ensure that public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

What this means for residents:

•  City Hall, Fort Heritage Precinct, Shell Theatre and the James E Graham building will be closed.
•  Harbour Pool will be open for swim lessons only.
•  Court Proceedings will continue as scheduled.
•  Dow Centennial Centre, Taurus Field and the Arenas will be open regular hours for this year.
•  Bookings and rentals will continue as scheduled.
•  Transit is running a regular schedule.

The City will offer training by researcher and consultant, Miranda Jimmy, for City staff on Tuesday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 29.

“Reconciliation needs to be grounded in truth and proven through action. I appreciate that the City of Fort Saskatchewan is taking steps on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to support education within their administration and more broadly to the community that is about learning more of the truth. I am proud to support their learning by sharing part of my story and experience as an intergenerational survivor of the residential school system. I hope the truth that is shared inspires further learning and reflection on September 30 and ultimately deepened understanding on this path towards reconciliation that we walk together,” explains Miranda Jimmy.

Also on September 30, there will be a Moment of Refection at City Hall from 2pm – 3pm. Indigenous Community Members will share their truth as a way towards reconciliation. The City will be supporting a virtual speaker event with the Multicultural Association that evening.

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City of Lethbridge: Reconciliation reaches new heights at City Hall

The permanent raising of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) flag signalled the official kick-off to Reconciliation Week within the city today.

The City of Lethbridge has made a number of commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, including, the new flagpoles outside City Hall will permanently fly the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) flag. Earlier this year, Lethbridge City Council approved the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Recommendations and Work Plan, which follows a 2017 commitment to the address the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

“Seeing the Siksikaitsitapi flag flying permanently outside City Hall is a visual reminder of the history of the land we’re located on,” says Mayor Chris Spearman. “I hope the visual sparks conversation, questions and encourages our community to engage in meaningful opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture. Recognition of Truth and Reconciliation is essential now more than ever.”

Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Treena Tallow, says the permanence of the flag speaks volumes to the efforts being taken to reach a mutual respect and understanding between the Blackfoot community and the City.

“Seeing the Blackfoot Confederacy flag flying in front of City Hall today is really special,” says Tallow. “The permanence of having Indigenous representation where the decision makers of our community hold office shows the commitment to reconciliation by the City and the welcomes conversation by the community.”

The City of Lethbridge will officially observe the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, deepening our commitments to Truth and Reconciliation. To honour the importance of this day, City facilities will be closed on September 30. The City of Lethbridge is proud to publically recognize this day.

There are several online and in-person events taking place around the city during the month of September to recognize Reconciliation Week. For further information, please visit: www.lethbridge.ca/indigenousrelations

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You are invited to the Nato’sa’pi Commemoration in Siksika

(September 21, 2021 – Siksika Nation) Siksika Nation Chief and Council is hosting the Nato’sa’pi Commemoration ceremony on September 22nd, 2021 at 10:30am in Siksika to honour Nato’sa’pi (1819-1897) and bring awareness of the final resting place of respected Chief of the Blackfoot, famously known as Chief Old Sun.

Nato’sa’pi was well-known as a Head Chief of the Siksika people and a signatory for Treaty Number 7, representing the North Blackfoot in 1877. His name and legacy still live on in the community including in the names of two schools in Siksika; Old Sun Community College and Chief Old Sun Elementary School.

The Commemoration ceremony will take place at the final resting spot of Chief Old Sun, located near the Canon Stockton Cemetery in North Camp, Siksika. The ceremony is open to the public and will commence with an opening prayer and remarks from Siksika Nation Chief and Council, Old Sun Community College and Siksika Board of Education followed by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to honour Nato’sa’pi.

Read More: https://siksikanation.com/you-are-invited-to-the-natosapi-commemoration-in-siksika/

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SECURE Energy Services Inc. Announces $140 Million Senior Unsecured Note Financing

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 21, 2021  – SECURE Energy Services Inc. (“SECURE”) (TSX: SES), announced today that it has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell, pursuant to a private placement (the “Offering”), $140 million aggregate principal amount of 7.25% senior unsecured notes due December 30, 2026 (the “Notes”) at an issue price of $100.75, representing a yield of approximately 7%. The Offering is being underwritten by National Bank Financial Markets.

SECURE intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund, as soon as practicable following closing of the Offering, multiple partial redemptions which in aggregate are expected to result in the redemption of US$100 million principal amount of the outstanding US$400 million aggregate principal amount of 11.000% senior second lien secured notes due 2025 (the “Tervita Notes”) previously issued by Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), in respect of which SECURE became the obligor following its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding securities of Tervita on July 2, 2021. Any remaining net proceeds from the Offering will be used to pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Offering and for general corporate purposes.

The Notes are being conditionally offered for sale in Canada on a private placement basis pursuant to certain prospectus exemptions. The Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and are being offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws and outside the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.

About SECURE

SECURE is a publicly traded energy business listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) providing industry leading customer solutions to upstream oil and natural gas companies operating in western Canada and certain regions in the U.S. through its network of midstream processing and storage facilities, crude oil and water pipelines, and crude by rail terminals located throughout key resource plays in western Canada, North Dakota and Oklahoma. SECURE’s core midstream infrastructure operations generate cash flows from oil production processing and disposal, produced water disposal, and crude oil storage, logistics, and marketing. SECURE also provides comprehensive environmental and fluid management for landfill disposal, hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and disposal, onsite abandonment, site remediation and reclamation, bio-remediation and technologies, water treatment, emergency response, rail services, recycling services, as well as drilling, completion and production operations for oil and gas producers in western Canada. Recycling services include the purchase and processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals recovered from demolition sites and other locations.

For further information: Rene Amirault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: (403) 984-6100, Fax: (403) 984-6101; Chad Magus, Chief Financial Officer, Phone: (403) 984-6100, Fax: (403) 984-6101, Email: [email protected], Website: www.secure-energy.com

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Child and Youth Advocate releases mandatory reviews concerning nine young people

September 21, 2021

Themes of family violence, importance of cultural connections, need to support for young people transitioning out of government care

Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released reviews into the circumstances of nine young people who passed away between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

The mandatory reviews includes three new recommendations:

  • The Ministries of Children’s Services and Justice and Solicitor General should develop a protocol that requires Child Intervention Services be informed prior to the release of an individual who has been incarcerated for family violence where the family was involved with Child Intervention Services.
  • The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General should reassess the risk offenders pose and offer to safety plan with victims of family violence when offenders are released from incarceration.
  • The Ministry of Children’s Services should strengthen policy and practice supports related to the role and involvement of First Nations designates to include accountability provisions when designates provide guidance on family and cultural connections.

“Two out of three of our recommendations deal with family violence,” said Del Graff, Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate. “For children to develop and grow, they need to be kept safe, so sharing information among professionals is critical for sound decision-making and safety planning. With the rising rates in family violence, further action is required to improve supports to victims of family violence.”

The third recommendation, on accountability provisions for guidance from First Nation band designates, relates to the importance of cultural connections for young people in care. Six of the nine young people in this report were Indigenous. The overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care continues to be a concern. There must be greater accountability from government to ensure strong cultural connections are maintained between young people and First Nation communities.

Several other themes emerged in these reviews, though they did not result in new recommendations: an increase in opioid-related deaths, and the need to support young people as they transition out of care. The response to the opioid crisis over the past several years has not been sufficient, and we are seeing more young people die from opioids. This is an issue that also touches young people transitioning out of government care, some of whom have been seriously impacted by trauma.

The province’s recent decision to lower age eligibility for young people receiving support and financial assistance agreements has reduced the amount of support available for these vulnerable emerging adults.

Mandatory reporting increases accountability and transparency for government systems, benefiting young people and families involved with child intervention. The reporting also builds public confidence by identifying gaps, barriers and opportunities in systems that serve Albertans.

A copy of the report is available here: ocya.alberta.ca/adult/publications/investigative-review/.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is an independent office of the Legislature of Alberta. We stand up for young people.

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Media inquiries:

Tim Chander
Communications Manager
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta
C: 780-499-3601; [email protected]

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Sportsnet came to Maskwacis to feature on a local athlete, goalie Devin Buffalo. A former Ivy League… – Ermineskin.ca

September 21, 2021

Sportsnet came to Maskwacis to feature on a local athlete, goalie Devin Buffalo.

A former Ivy League goalie, Devin Buffalo played in the US for Dartmouth College.
He is also the founder of Waniska Athletics, which hosted two Indigenous Goalie Camps with WHL Indigenous goalies Roddy Ross and Jaymond Cardinal.

Devin Buffalo “When I was younger I was watching a Sportsnet hometown feature of an NHL player. My dad told me, “when you make the NHL, you’re going to come back to the ranch and drive the team of horses on Sportsnet.’

Fast forward many years, and even though it might have turned out slightly different, it was awesome to reflect back on my journey and @waniska.athletics as I drove the team of horses out at the ranch. Keep an eye out for the story on the 30th”.

Read More: https://ermineskin.ca/sportsnet-came-to-maskwacis-to-feature-on-a-local-athlete-goalie-devin-buffalo-a-former-ivy-leagu/

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