Missing Airdrie man found dead
Energy boss leaving Alberta agency, but it was long-planned, says regulator READ THE FULL STORY AT THESTAR.COM/CALGARY Cameron Collin’s body was found in a creek south of Billings, Mont., on Saturday
The president and CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will resign from his position, the organization said Friday.
Jim Ellis will leave the job on Jan. 31, 2019, a decision that has been “in the planning stages for the past several months,” the AER said in a press release. In a statement, AER chair Sheila O’Brien said Ellis’ “leadership and strategic vision” have been crucial for the regulator, which oversees the development of oil, oilsands, natural gas and coal projects in the province.
On Thursday, the AER apologized for a “staggering” presentation, made last February by one of its highest-ranking officials that warned the province’s oilpatch that it could be sitting on an estimated $260 billion in financial liabilities related to eventual closure and cleanup of the oilfields. Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said that Cameron Collin's autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Cameron Collin, a 37-year-old Airdrie man who went missing in Montana last month, has been found dead.
The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said his body was found at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, in a creek just south of Billings, Mont., according to The Associated Press.
He’d been there at a bachelor party for the groom of his old college roommate, according to his sister, Julia Collin. But the guys lost track of her brother when they returned from a strip club in the city to the rural property where the party started.
Trinia Collin-Gregory, Cameron’s cousin, said searchers were out on Saturday morning in the area where he’d gone missing weeks earlier, when a helicopter pilot saw his body in the creek.
“They’ve got his body now,” she said in an interview on Sunday.
The Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death, although the investigation so far hasn’t turned up any indications of foul play.
Collin’s original plan, after attending the wedding, was to fly out to Utah for his next work project as a petroleum engineer on Oct. 8. But Julia Collin said he never showed up to his flight. All of his belongings had been left behind at the property.
Cameron’s family put out a reward of $10,000 for concrete facts leading to Cameron’s discovery, hired local private investigator Mike Toth, and travelled back to Montana several times to search for him. They raised over $16,000 through a GoFundMe page to pay for his search.
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