Those communities with transient populations tend to have the biggest problems with illegal drug use and dealers, says an RCMP officer who used to be stationed in Provost.
Al Gulash who is now an investigator with the Edmonton Drug Section for the RCMP said that the transient users bring their dope with them from another centre and then start selling it. After they make a few sales they return to their home base to get more supplies, bring it into towns like Provost (or other centres across Alberta) and sell more of it.
Gulash was interviewed by The News during a dinner break following a presentation he did to a Healthy Choices session for junior and senior students of Provost Public, Hughenden Public and St. Thomas Aquinas Schools on May 8.
The big users in a community depend on the type of drug being used. Many times its people who were teenagers in the 1960s and 1970s who are now in their 40s and 50s using marijuana. And there are others.
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17 Chauvin Students Honoured at Graduation
The graduation class of 2002 from Dr. Folkins School in Chauvin, held their banquet and ceremonies on May 11. The theme for the grad class was Dare To Dance. The ceremonies took place at the local school gym which sported few empty seats. Seventeen students were honoured at the graduation.
The Mistress of Ceremonies was Sonja Taylor and to kick things off she introduced the graduates, the parents of the graduates, the graduates escorts, and the special guests.
O Canada then followed which was led by Taylor and accompanied on piano by Stephanie Cutts. Greetings from the superintendent Stephen Mackenzie and local trustee Larry Bell were then given.
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Hundreds of Students Take in Youth Conference
Where Choices, Ideas Are Presented
An estimated 500 students from local schools took part in a youth conference in Provost called Healthy Choices.
Students from Amisk, Hughenden, Provost Public and St. Thomas Aquinas schools took in several sessions that were offered.
The event was held during International Youth week and was organized by the schools and members of the community.
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"What's The Most Important Thing You Learned at the "Healthy Choices" Youth Conference?" is the question this week. Check out the May 15 edition of The Provost News for the answers.
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