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This is a Conservatism fundraiser.

Proceeds will be collected by Oilers franchise owner, Daryl Katz, who will then distribute funds to “think tanks” that aim to elect politicians who will rob these very fans of social services, like transit, education, and access to abortions…
With their membership in groups like Alberta Enterprise, the Oilers Entertainment Group is fighting to delay action on mitigating the catastrophic effects climate change, and gain tax advantages for the ultra-rich.

I know people who live in Edmonton who want things like expanded transit networks, reliable healthcare, and climate action. They vote progressively. They are confused how Conservatives always seem to win elections. They are huge Oilers fans…
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🇨🇦 Excellent report by @Breanna_KS about the Edmonton Police Service's "secret" surveillance plane, but it leaves a lot of questions unanswered, like, how didn't I notice that one before?

Let's go over (granted, with hindsight) all the details.

👮 🛩️ 👋
Let's look up the obvious, planes with an owner of "Edmonton"

There are 4 plane owners with that word in their name:
‣ Edmonton Soaring Club ❌
‣ Edmonton Flying Club ❌
‣ City Of Edmonton ✅
‣ Edmonton Regional Helicopters Inc. ❌
Re-do the search using the correct owner:

The City of Edmonton own four Canadian-registered aircraft:

‣ C-FEPS Eurocopter EC120B
‣ C-FEPU Aerospatiale AS350 B3
‣ C-GEPS Aerospatiale AS350 B3
‣ C-GMXM Cessna 182Q ✅

wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/…
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#yycbeltline 🧵I'd like to bring forward another POV on policing. I'm experienced in protesting & I don't support counter-protesting. If there were no counter-protestors there would be no potential for violence. The police would not have to separate 2 groups to prevent violence.
If you aren't counter-protesting on the street you can put city council, mayor & police on the hot seat. Where is the permit to protest? What conditions does it state? If there is no permit or conditions then why is that? How & when will the council & police act to restore peace?
Don't counter-protest on the streets. The city council & mayor, MLAs and Police Chief aren't being pressured to ensure Beltline residents have peaceful quiet enjoyment of their homes, streets & neighbourhood. Make them act, phone, email, write & don't give up.
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Thread: A bad budget from a bad government.

Alberta’s 22-23 budget is a master class of deception & gaslighting. It pretends to have a lot of good news, but page after page signals hardship for the province.

#alberta #ableg #abpoli #yyc #yeg #edmonton #calgary #yql
2. The UCP are claiming this is a good news budget because it forecasts a small surplus for the coming fiscal year. The surplus is 100% based on high gas & oil prices, which are not in the control of any government.
#alberta #ableg #abpoli #yyc #yeg #edmonton #calgary #yql
3. ECONOMY
A balanced budget does not equal a healthy economy. Alberta has a 9% unemployment rate. Calgary has the highest unemployment rate among major cities.

#alberta #ableg #abpoli #yyc #yeg #edmonton #calgary #yql
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Hey counterprotestors...by coming out tonight you've made it even more clear and easier for the world to see that YOU are in fact the #smallfringeminority 😆. This right here...was only #QuebecCity protest tonight, and they alone outnumber you 😆 🤣 😂

#FreedomConvoy2022
This #TorontoConvoy today...
This is...

#Alberta
#couttsblockade
#MilkRiver
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We'll kick off with an apparent statement from the convoy... in three minutes! #yyc #yyccc #calgary #covid19ab
Now we're on to Mayor Gondek's first 100 days in office.

Good job? Meh? What do you think? Join in! #yyc #yyccc #calgary #covid19ab
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🆘Simply put Calgary is in crisis🆘

Over night, we had more referrals in for food hampers than EVER before😔

Between our outreach collaboration and our food hamper program…we’re finding it hard to keep up

We need help @Crackmacs @PamirCanadian @mikeonshine #yycroads #YYC #YEG
We need help with 16 families:

Family

A-2 grandparents raising 5 grandkids

B-single dad, 3kids

C-single mom, 3kids

D-3adults, 6kids

E-2 adults, 3kids

F-senior couple

G-2 adults, 2kids

H-2 adults, 6kids

I-single dad, 2kids

J-single dad, 1kid

K-single dad 3kids

#Yyccc
L-single mom, 1kid

M-2 adults

N-1 couple with 2 roommates

O-1 grandma, 3 grandchildren

P-4adults, 8kids

@ccmfalberta @Discovery_House @jannarden @ArleneDickinson @DarrenDreger @ABdoc4patients @FisheriesCA @Comfort_Lawyer @albertacomfort @allhailthechief @bifnaked @LtdPrl
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What a freaking night last night was. If I feel broken after what I experienced and witnessed last night….what do people who sleep rough and outside feel like?

#yyc #yyccc #coldwave #coldweather #Calgary @Crackmacs @GrannyGTArp @EveryAlbertan @Hell_Berta #ableg #yeg
The things we heard from people last night were heartbreaking.

We used narcan 12 individual times tonight.

We bandaged 18 suffering from Frostbite.

We handed out over 100 snack packs
We handed out kits & supplies for ppl that didn’t want to use the bus or go to the DI/Alpha House.

We used up EVERY wound care & frostbite care kits. We used all 60 of them!

We will be out in full force but need everyone’s help.

Etransfer

Donations@HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca
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1. BREAKING - Calgary long term care facilities to reduce staffing levels due to lack of funding

The 5th wave of the COVID pandemic has required higher staffing levels at most long term care facilities... #alberta #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli #calgary #covid19ab #ABHealth
2. ...some local operators are forced to reduce hours to make up for government funding gaps.

Our members working at Intercare Corporate Group Inc. are having their hours reduced and some positions eliminated.

#alberta #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli #calgary #covid19ab #ABHealth
3. Over 75 part time & 41 full time employees working at Chinook Care Centre, Southwood Care Centre and Brentwood Care Centre are losing hours. Employees will be reduced by as much as 0.3 FTE for their positions.

#alberta #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli #calgary #covid19ab #ABHealth
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BREAKING: Hours after Premier Kenney, HM Copping & CMOH Hinshaw requested Albertans limit Holiday gatherings, the UCP held a Christmas party w/ over 200ppl at the Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar in #Edmonton. Copping & Kenney were NOT In attendance. (1/4) #abpoli #ableg #COVID19AB
According to my sources Minister Kaycee Madu & Assc Minister Dale Nally were at the party w/ around 200 other UCP members. Restaurant staff confirm the entire venue was bought out. I'm told that COVID-19 protocols & restrictions weren't broken. (2/4) #abpoli #ableg #COVID19AB
It was held right after Kenney told people to "reduce number of daily in person contacts by half over the coming weeks." Copping: "We have to stop super spreader events," and asked ppl to "take a close look at their plans and consider how they can reduce their interactions."(3/4)
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This ought to be fun. Sign up, #Calgary. Over 75 years of adding bio-available #fluorine to our diet & watershed in the #USA, and our teeth are in terrible shape.
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The facts are plain and simple. #Fluoridation does not prevent tooth decay. #yyccc #yycvote #yycfluoride #fluoridefacts #ableg
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<groan> The poor kids. Time for #prevention yet? Please? -|- "Sixty teeth removed from five children under five"
abc.net.au/news/2021-09-2…
"Appointments at Oral Health Tasmania are free for under 18s and $45 for adults with a healthcare card or pensioner concession card.

As of July, there were 17,838 people waiting for an appointment and last financial year the average wait-time was two years."
"They're choosing whether to eat or pay bills, or whether to maintain rental accommodation or take their kids to sport. They can't do all of it on their income that they have."
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Q: "What is astroturfing?"
A:
Weary attempts at maintaining a failed experiment, to save money, save face and to preclude any lawsuits for #dental enamel #fluorosis. Do not be #StampededCity, #Calgary. #SaveTheBees #NoToFluoridation #yycfluoride #yyccc #FluorideFacts #yycvote #yyccc
Promoting the science of #fluoridation, by trying to hide opposing viewpoints. That should be all it takes to #VoteNoToFluoridation, #Calgary. #Pathetic.
Seems an epidemiologist is not welcome in the #StannousFoilHat circle, eh?
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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🚨😔😔😞What a day😞😔😔🚨

Is it ever going to get better?

How can there be so many people in need? So many people that are falling through the cracks?

It is so hard to keep going knowing we can only do so much…but when does one draw the line?

Who helps the helpers?
Today was a high stress and difficult to process day filled with so many people who are hurting and lost that it is heartbreaking💔.

We might have to make the difficult decision to close our doors. Too many people in need.

Again,

Who helps the helpers?
We normally take a few days on the weekend for self care.

We woke up to 171 phone calls, 83 text messages and 47 emails from people asking for help. Asking for direction.

People in Alberta are😟worried. Scared. Frustratingly frustrated with what has been happening in Alberta.
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🚨WE🆘NEED🚨#YYC’s🆘HELP🚨

We are at a local superstore and we are needing Calgary’s help.

We are filling the last items needed for the special medical food hamper for this senior family. Can anyone help with this?

#Help #YYCCC #YEG #YEGCC #foodie #Food #hampers #HelpNeeded
The reason this is a unique hamper is because the senior gentleman we are helping is terminal and has severe dietary restrictions that have been set by his doctor

We have worked with his doctor to provide what he needs to be comfortable as he possibly can be.
#SocialGood #BeGood
If anyone can help please donate. Our donation info is 👇🏼

Etransfer

Donations@HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca

PayPal

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca
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@Hell_Berta @EveryAlbertan @GrannyGTArp @grantfuhr @MarkCherrington @ChristinaNDP #YYC #YEG #MEDTwitter #Calgary #Alberta
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As a reporter, I never share my opinion especially online, but CPS dispatch is an absolute joke. Walking the dog & drunk guy approached me, screaming, threatening me. He was drunk, upset over my race & that I didn't offer my cigar. Called 911, no unit ever came. 1/5 #Calgary #yyc
Speaking to dispatch for 15min while it happened and no units enroute. 3 inactive police units (no cherries on) drove by me during & after the incident, nobody stopped. It's been 51min after the incident started & still no units showed up. #yyc #Calgary 2/5.
The guy was abusive to me, other people in the park, getting in my face, threatening to beat me up, and pushed his wife who tried to atop him several times. CPS didn't take the request seriously and told me it wasn't a priority. 3/5.
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Toxic wildfire smoke every day all summer long in Calgary is only the tip of the iceberg.

BC is on fire. Greece is on fire.
California is on fire.

And capitalists complain about changing the economy because they like making money from fossil fuels?

#ClimateCrisis #TaxTheRich
Canada dragged its feet for years on doing anything about the #ClimateCrisis. The Conservative government obstructed actio by sabotaging research, muzzling scientists, and destroying records.

#ableg #cdnpoli
Alberta finally gets a government that recognizes the economic costs of climate change & takes its first baby steps towards action.

The ruling business lobby groups throw a fit & throw all they can into supporting a fascist from Ottawa to rescue them.

progressalberta.ca/whos-behind-sh…
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Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.

#Yyccc #Calgary #Alberta #Canada #SeniorLiving #seniorcare #Seniors
We thought she was looking for bottles to turn in for money but we were wrong. She was looking for both bottles & she was also taking food out of the bins & putting it in her cart.

As soon as we saw that we went over to offer her our help.

#Help #Community #Compassion #BeKind
We went over, asked if we could get her a cold drink & a snack & asked her if she'd like to join us on our break.

She accepted. We went into the coffee shop across from the Cat Cafe (Forgot Name), grabbed some drinks & snacks and sat down in the shade across the street. #Hope
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Documents obtained show #Calgary Metro (1.5m+ ppl) had 3,324 red alerts & 36,570 orange alerts in 2020. Averages about 9 red alerts & 100 orange alerts per day. Red alert means 0 ambulances are available to respond, orange means only 1-3 are available. #yyc — Full info from FOIP: Image
Another FOIP shows in 2020 #Airdrie paramedics were sent out to more calls in Calgary & other areas than responding to emergencies in Airdrie. In 2014, about 35% of their calls were outside Airdrie. In 2020 it rose to 53%, and so far in 2021 (YTD) it's 61%. #Calgary #yyc — FOIP: Image
Airdrie ambulances were redeployed to #Calgary 881 times in 2020 & 474 times in 2021 (YTD), while Calgary ambulances were redeployed to Airdrie 353 times in 2020 & 154 times in 2021 (YTD). In total, 1034 #Airdrie units relocated elsewhere in 2020 to provide coverage. #yyc — FOIP: Image
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.@TaylorMadeYYC’s protest in front of the courthouse isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Racism & police brutality are real problems here.

& she’s absolutely right that @cityofcalgary lacks the services required to deal with poverty.

#DoneWithDunnYYC
#DefundThePolice
I wwas able to visit the courthouse yesterday to help hold signs. I try to be a good ally, but there’s still a lot of things that I’m a bit ignorant about. Thanks for taking the time to educate me about some of that stuff, @TaylorMadeYYC.
If you’re wondering what the courthouse protest is about;

Dalia Kafi, the woman who was assaulted by on-duty Calgary police officer Const. Alex Dunn in 2017, died in late June, just a few days before Dunn’s sentencing.

Dunn was not fired. #yyc

globalnews.ca/news/7991917/c…
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Median household income in #Calgary is about $100/k.

This is literally designed to exclude more than 50% of of families.
“but @youseepeeYYC, the families who earn much more than median income don’t need subsidized childcare as badly, they can afford to pay out of pocket, and therefore should”

Someone, probably.

Let’s briefly examine why this is the wrong way to look at a social program.
When a service is universal and benefits *everyone* it is more difficult for politicians to play identity politics and wedge issues to divide people over cutting it.

That’s why *universal* programs are so much more powerful than boutique programs.
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