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Roberts Case Denied By Judge

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Local Paddy Roberts Will Appeal B.C. Supreme Court Judge’s Decision To Allow Feds To Intervene In Emery Charges Slocan Valley’s Patrick Roberts may have lost the fight to prevent Ottawa’s involvement in his charges against B.C.’s Pot King Marc Emery, but he is willing to take his battle to the bitter end, even if it [...]

Seized Home To Be Sold

Monday, June 12th, 2006

  A Supreme Court judge has ruled that a Port Moody home seized by police after a marijuana grow op was found inside can be sold by a mortgage lender. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act allows the attorney general to take a property from an accused and ensure that the accused has no further [...]

Grow-op Discovered in Wake of House Fire

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Victoria police were investigating a possible marijuana grow operation in connection with a house fire Wednesday night on a quiet street in the Oak Bay border area. Firefighters responding to a fire in the basement of the 1046 Amphion St. bungalow saw the illegal plants in two rooms, city police said. Const. John Musicco, standing [...]

RCMP Hauls In Hash Cache in High Sea’s Sting

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

MONTREAL — It was a sting operation on the high seas that was daring even for seasoned Canadian police. One day last month, a boat sailed secretively onto the waters off the coast of Africa to deliver an illicit cargo: nearly 1,000 bags of hashish from Pakistan destined for Canada, police said. About 320 kilometres [...]

Burns Bog used for Grow-ops

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

The possibility of a highway interchange or private development eating into the fringes of Burns Bog isn’t the only environmental threat to the unique wetlands. In fact, it took just five minutes of easy bushwhacking just off Highway 91 Tuesday afternoon to find evidence of a number of marijuana grow-ops. Biologist and filmmaker Don DeMille, [...]

Victoria ideal for drug court says top cop

Monday, June 5th, 2006

But Vancouver pilot project will be focus for now, says province BY BILL CLEVERLEY AND SANDRA MCCULLOCH Times Colonist staff Greater Victoria would probably be a good spot to try a specialized drug or community court, said Victoria Police Chief Paul Battershill Friday at a Victoria conference on alcohol and drug addictions. “It’s something we’d [...]

Letter To Health Canada

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

June 2, 2006 The Honourable Tony Clement Minister’s Office – Health Canada Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney’s Pasture Postal Locator: 0906C Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9 e-mail I am writing to day to address a new issue I am currently facing with regard to the MMAD (Medical Marijuana Access Division) of Health Canada and the [...]

Conference examines drug use as part of human condition

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Al Tysick BY LOUISE DICKSON Times Colonist staff The public is invited to take part in a one-day conference on substance use and drug policy in Greater Victoria. The conference, organized by a coalition of citizens called Voices of Substance, begins Friday at 9 a.m. at the Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St. “We’re looking for [...]

Escaping The Land Of The Free

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

by Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun (30 May, 2006) Canadian documentary looks at acceptance of gay marriage, pot here and in U.S.The idea that what makes us different from the U.S. is something to celebrate rather than criticize may be a difficult concept for some people to grasp. Thankfully, Albert Nerenberg isn’t one of them. In [...]