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4 March 2005

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Four Mounties were shot dead during a raid on a marijuana grow operation in central Alberta yesterday, the force's biggest loss of life in a violent act in 120 years. The killings sent shock waves of grief through this remote, rural community and sparked calls for stricter laws to control the explosive growth of grow-ops. "The loss of four police officers is unprecedented in recent history in Canada," said Assistant Commissioner Bill Sweeney, commanding officer of the... (

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