Ontario

Shoppers Drug Mart has become a huge pandemic winner — and it didn’t happen by accident

Like the recessions before it, this year’s pandemic-induced economic downturn has had its winners and losers. Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the winners. Its parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., saw profits rise during the first quarter of 2020 despite the added costs of pandemic… Read More »Shoppers Drug Mart has become a huge pandemic winner — and it didn’t happen by accident

OPP say police have dismantled 52 illegal cannabis production sites since July – Kingston

The Ontario Provincial Police released some shocking numbers on the number of illegal cannabis plants they say they seized over the past few months. Since the beginning of July, police say that across Ontario they have seized over 122,000 illegal cannabis plants worth $143 million… Read More »OPP say police have dismantled 52 illegal cannabis production sites since July – Kingston

Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking

OTTAWA – A nine-month investigation has led to 16 arrests and 138 criminal charges, mainly drug-trafficking counts, in eastern Ontario and Quebec, police say. The Ontario Provincial Police say they executed 12 search warrants in Ottawa as well as Gatineau and Luskville, Que., last Thursday… Read More »Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking

Border officials seize more than a half ton of marijuana at Blue Water Bridge – London

Customs officers at the Blue Water Bridge uncovered more than a half ton of marijuana inside a garbage truck. Officials says that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers encountered a trash hauler coming into the U.S. around 11:15 p.m. Sunday that raised some red flags… Read More »Border officials seize more than a half ton of marijuana at Blue Water Bridge – London

Police arrest man allegedly using drone to smuggle contraband into Ontario jail

NAPANEE, ONT.—A 20-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly trying to smuggle contraband into an eastern Ontario jail. Provincial police say it allegedly happened Thursday morning near the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee, Ont. OPP say they got involved after receiving reports of a suspicious… Read More »Police arrest man allegedly using drone to smuggle contraband into Ontario jail

Cellphone traffic stop on Hwy. 401 turns into $932K cannabis, cash seizure: Middlesex OPP

What began as a traffic stop for a motorist on a cellphone along Highway 401 ended with officers seizing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cannabis and cash, and two people charged, provincial police said Tuesday. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday along Highway… Read More »Cellphone traffic stop on Hwy. 401 turns into $932K cannabis, cash seizure: Middlesex OPP