There was a time when downtown Toronto was nothing more than a few dirt roads with horse-drawn wagons and small brick houses. Which is insanely hard to imagine based on what it is today. But, these images from Toronto's historical archives have all the proof.
Believe it or not, this is actually what Front Street looked like in 1804. You know, the same Front Street where Union Station, the Rogers Centre and ACC are right now. Over 200 years ago, Front Street was little more than a pebbly shore, populated with more trees than people.
Below is another image from the 1800s, of what would later become St. Lawrence Market. Below is the view from Front Street near the south end of Church Street in 1838, followed by a snapshot of what it looks like now.
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Surrey RCMP officers in Port Coquitlam, B.C., busted a massive drug lab on April 19 that police say could produce 39 million fatal doses of fentanyl in just three weeks — roughly matching the population of Canada.
According to a statement from the RCMP, an "illicit fatal street dose" of fentanyl is 2 milligrams and the lab was capable of producing 26 kilograms (13 million potentially fatal doses) of pure fentanyl per week.
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Surrey RCMP said it was helped by various federal and municipal police agencies in dismantling and collecting evidence from the lab, which was so big that it took three days to fully break down.
"This drug and chemical seizure has dealt a multi-million-dollar blow to organized crime and gangs in BC; helping attack the income sources of those who put our communities at risk with drug trafficking; and the gang violence that accompanies it," police said in the statement.
Police say no charges have been laid in relation to the lab's operations, but an investigation is ongoing.