Police crack down on non-licensed cannabis shops in Edmonton
According to a September 5 news release, Edmonton police have successfully conducted a joint operation to crack down on non-licensed sellers of cannabis in Edmonton.
The operation came as a result of an investigation launched in early 2019. From August 3 to 10, police carried out the operation which led to a seizure of approximately $1,500 in cannabis products that were being sold illegally from three separate businesses.
It may be early November but for parts of Canada, it already feels like winter.
For those in the west, its about to get much colder.
According to the Weather Network, Alberta will be one of the coldest places on earth this coming weekend, reaching -30 C with the wind chill. This will make Alberta colder than the North Pole.
“Arctic air is forecast to barrel down from the North Pole and will settle east of the Rocky Mountains,” reports The Weather Network. On Saturday evening, temperatures will begin to plummet and by Monday morning, they are expected to hit -30 C.
With the cold, come snow, 20 to 40 centimetres of it to be precise will fall on northwest Alberta Friday and early Saturday.
As a result of the oncoming cold, Environment Canada issued winter storm and snowfall warnings multiple parts of the province.
A man is facing charges after taking a kid hostage at the Canada Border Services Agency HQ in Edmonton.
On Friday, police were called to the office. They received a report that a man had assaulted a child.
The man was angry and, according to CTV News, made demands to the office staff.
“He doesn’t want to go outside,” said the boy’s mother Siska Mbaisa. “He’s scared of especially men.”
“He doesn’t want to sleep.”
Police received reports that the 27-year old man grabbed the child and threatened him with a sharp object. He has since been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats and hostage-taking.
The CBSA said that nobody was injured.
The identity of the perpetrator is undisclosed at this time.
Conservative candidate Tim Uppal has defeated Liberal candidate and Environment Minister, in the Edmonton Mill Woods riding.
Uppal narrowly lost to Sohi by just 79 votes in 2015, having been a popular politician and radio personality in the Edmonton area for decades.
Uppal was polling 21 percent higher than Sohi headed into the election. Sohi was considered by many to be a wildly unpopular candidate in the area.
Only 17 percent of Canadians polled believed that Sohi was doing a good job in his position as Environment Minister.
53 percent also stated that he was specifically doing a “bad job.”
Uppal, an active member of the Edmonton community, was an active member of the Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce and the Sherwood Park Rotary Club, as well as a founding member of the Edmonton Police Community Advisory Council.
An Ontario based cannabis producer, CannTrust Holdings Inc, has announced their intention to destroy $77 million worth of cannabis, according to the CBC.
Since the legalization of cannabis, CannTrust has been plagued with scandals. The most notable incident occurred on September 17th where the company had its license revoked by Health Canada for producing unlicensed pot.
As well as this, Health Canada froze a significant amount of CannTrust’s stock. The company previously estimated that the impact of this regulation had lost the producer $51 million.
Since then, CannTrust has been on a P.R. crusade in an attempt to repair their tarnished image. Firstly, they fired their CEO. Now, they are hoping that the destruction of $12 million worth of plants and $65 million worth of inventory will remedy their image in the eyes of Health Canada.
CannTrust plan to regain regulatory compliance also includes measures to recover cannabis that was not authorized by CannTrust’s license.
After this announcement, CannTrust’s shares rose 24 percent.
CannTrust will provide a detailed plan to Health Canada on or before Oct. 21.