April traffic stops in Jasper, Canmore lead to drug busts: RCMP

Because of traffic stops in the Rocky Mountains, police seized a variety of drugs last month. After stopping a speeding vehicle near Jasper on April 9, police found 1.8 kilograms of cocaine and phenacetin (buffer), 250 grams of methamphetamine and…

Aurora Cannabis preparing for legalization of cannabis edibles, vaping products

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is building up inventory in anticipation of the legalization of edibles and vaping products next fall, but insists that won’t interrupt its sales growth and march to profitability. Production is expected to grow to 25,000 kilograms in…

Cannabis extractions labs causing residential explosions in Edmonton

The Edmonton Police Service says officers recently responded to two significant explosions and fires caused by cannabis extraction labs. These labs isolate tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, from cannabis to produce cannabis oil or a highly concentrated form of THC called “shatter”…

Alberta’s Official Opposition to be sworn in Monday afternoon

The Official Opposition will be sworn in to the Alberta legislature on Monday afternoon. The Alberta NDP won 24 seats in the April 16 election. The party’s two dozen MLAs, including NDP Leader Rachel Notley, will be sworn in at…

$70K of drugs and cash seized, child endangerment charges laid in Fort McMurray drug busts

Three people have been arrested and over $70,000 worth of drugs and cash have been seized in a drug investigation involving the endangerment of a child, police said Friday. On April 17, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams…

Aurora Cannabis plant working to contain skunky smell at Edmonton airport

A skunky smell greeting travellers at Edmonton’s airport doesn’t mean stinky critters are running loose in the area. The scent is coming from the Edmonton International Aiport’s new neighbour, Aurora Sky, one of the world’s largest cannabis facilities, which produces…