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  • Edmonton: Meth Capital of Canada / Syphilis Epicentre of Alberta

    New slogans for the Welcome to Edmonton sign perhaps?

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/five-c...ults-1.4566272

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/...b085eda5a36c84

  • #2
    From the CTV News link...

    "The study observed that there were no dramatic differences between cities in terms of cocaine usage, but Vancouver did have the highest, with Edmonton having the lowest."

    Aw gee, if you can't trust a group calling itself Oil Sands Truth, who can you trust?

    In Alberta, cocaine easier to buy than pizza

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    • #3
      Not surprised. Marijuana is traceable in your system for 3-4 weeks. Cocaine is untraceable a few days after usage. Lots of mandatory and random drug testing on job sites, and dudes that want to get high are going to go to something like cocaine over weed because it leaves you system quicker.
      A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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      • #4
        How many problem cases move into Edmonton?
        "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Medwards View Post
          Not surprised. Marijuana is traceable in your system for 3-4 weeks. Cocaine is untraceable a few days after usage. Lots of mandatory and random drug testing on job sites, and dudes that want to get high are going to go to something like cocaine over weed because it leaves you system quicker.
          Yeah, but it's a bit of hyperbole to imply that the whole province can get cocaine quicker than a pizza. The original Journal headline, which just encapsulated the guy's own experience in Fort Mac, was sufficient to make the point.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Medwards View Post
            Not surprised. Marijuana is traceable in your system for 3-4 weeks. Cocaine is untraceable a few days after usage. Lots of mandatory and random drug testing on job sites, and dudes that want to get high are going to go to something like cocaine over weed because it leaves you system quicker.
            That, and when you're up late drinking or at the ballet, you need a good stimulant to keep you going on your 12 hour shift the next day. Pretty common thing in the patch.
            I will beat the dead horse back to life.

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            • #7
              I guess Bobby Nicks was right after all... there is something in the water... Oilers must all be on meth...lol. Seriously though, Edmonton is taking a beating in the PR department more than usual, combined with the high homicide rates, this is becoming a place people are not going to want to relocate to. Perception is key.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edTel View Post
                I guess Bobby Nicks was right after all... there is something in the water... Oilers must all be on meth...lol. Seriously though, Edmonton is taking a beating in the PR department more than usual, combined with the high homicide rates, this is becoming a place people are not going to want to relocate to. Perception is key.
                And yet we still grow and Toronto still has a dozen gun incidents in a weekend.
                "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                • #9
                  "A total of 1,536 cases of infectious syphilis were reported in the province in 2018. So far in 2019, there have been 1,753 cases in Alberta, with 68 per cent of them in the Edmonton area.
                  By comparison, in 2014 there were 160 cases of syphilis in all of Alberta."

                  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...kora-1.5389673

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by edTel View Post
                    "A total of 1,536 cases of infectious syphilis were reported in the province in 2018. So far in 2019, there have been 1,753 cases in Alberta, with 68 per cent of them in the Edmonton area.
                    By comparison, in 2014 there were 160 cases of syphilis in all of Alberta."

                    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...kora-1.5389673
                    I guess it was the NDP who were the puritan conservatives and the UCP are the drunken sailors...

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