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Meth, cocaine, heroine, oxycodone, and fentanyl bust… This is what $600,000.00 in illegal drugs looks like!

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Grande Prairie RCMP execute search warrant finding large quantity of illegal items

On January 8, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant on an apartment on the west side of the city after receiving information from the public about a possible drug house. RCMP searched the apartment and located approximately $600,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;

  • Approximately 4 kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 2.2 kilograms of Cocaine
  • Approximately 200 grams of heroine
  • Approximately 5500 Oxycodone tablets
  • Approximately 950 Fentanyl tablets
  • $93,880.00 in Canadian currency
  • 2 hand guns

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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Alberta’s COVID-19 breakthrough – Highest number of tests and lowest number of new cases in one day

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw

It certainly appears to be a sign that the first wave of COVID-19 is abating.  Friday, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer reported 6,455 people were tested over the last 24 hours and there were only 7 new positive cases.   This resulted in a very interesting video update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw as the province announced several changes that will be resulting from the success of Alberta’s battle with COVID-19.

Albertans will soon be able to visit loved ones in hospital.  The province will continue to move toward protecting Albertans at the highest risk of severe outcomes.  That means more freedoms for the majority of Albertans as the province prepares to announce Stage 2 details early next week.

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Alberta eyes business eviction protection tied to COVID-19 economy lockdown

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EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming to address those businesses facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenney says details are coming next week, but adds the province is “looking closely” at a recent eviction ban imposed in British Columbia.

Earlier this week, the B.C. government announced it was imposing new rules on landlords who are eligible for federal rent relief but don’t apply for it and try to evict tenants for lack of payment.

Those landlords will not be allowed to evict such tenants through to the end of the month, when the federal rent relief program is set to end.

Kenney says he is hesitant to bring in a blanket ban, given that there may be legitimate reasons to evict a tenant, but says Alberta is taking action and commercial landlords need to “get with the program.”

Kenney also announced a new $200-million program to provide small- and medium-sized businesses with up to $5,000 each to help them reopen following government-imposed lockdowns to battle the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 5, 2020

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