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Month: May 2023

Town of Bonnyville Responds to Provincial State of Emergency

Photo provided by Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority

BONNYVILLE – The Province of Alberta has declareda provincial state of emergency due to the multiple wildfires burning that have displaced more than 29,000 individuals.

Under the Emergency Management Act, declaring a state of emergency is a legal mechanism that provides the provincial government with a higher level of intergovernmental coordination, around the clock monitoring of the situation, access to emergency discretionary funds, the ability to mobilize additional supports and continue working with municipalities, organizations, and businesses to support evacuated residents.

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Bonnyville RCMP Weekly Update April 28 – May 5

The Bonnyville RCMP were involved in 180 investigations between April 28 and May 5.

On April 28 at 1:00 a.m., a member of the Bonnyville RCMP pulled over a vehicle after making an illegal U-turn.  The 39-year-old driver from Ardmore was determined to have a warrant for his arrest for Driving Without Insurance and Failing to Attend Court. The male was also determined to have a suspended driver’s license.  Appropriate violation tickets were issued for Driving while Suspended and the U-Turn and the male was released on his warrant to appear in Bonnyville Court on June 6.

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Town of Bonnyville Responds to Update from the Government of Canada on the Issue of Retroactive RCMP Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2023

BONNYVILLE, AB – The Town of Bonnyville responded today to the federal government’s disappointing decision to pass RCMP Retroactive costs on to municipalities.

Despite months of municipal advocacy led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), provincial-territorial associations and local leaders across Canada, the federal government has indicated in the most recent federal budget it will not be meeting the request to absorb the retroactive costs associated with the latest RCMP collective bargaining agreement.

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