Update on Shooting at Apex Casino - January 19, 2015
A tragic incident occurred this weekend at the Apex Casino in St. Albert. Two RCMP officers were injured in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the RCMP members who were injured in this horrible event. It is yet another reminder of the dangers facing those who are committed to protecting our communities.
This was a traumatic experience for the staff and owners of Apex, a proud, family-run business, and staff are receiving support from the RCMP Victims Services Unit. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) did not have staff working at the casino, however as a member of the St. Albert community and as close partners with the RCMP, we share in the community’s heartache over this tragedy.
It should be noted that there is no remaining threat as this incident was not related to gaming operations and was isolated. While a tragedy of this nature can occur anywhere, due to the severity of the incident, the AGLC will conduct a thorough examination of our security policies and procedures as soon as we are able in order to learn if improvements can be made.
The Apex Casino has reopened and the AGLC is continuing to provide support for the ongoing investigations.
- Bill Robinson, President and CEO
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Update from AGLC - January 17, 2015
Our hearts and prayers are with all of those involved in the incident at the Apex Casino in St. Albert.
The casino will remain closed while the investigation is underway. The AGLC will continue to support the RCMP in any way possible.
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is partnering with Students Against Drinking & Driving (SADD) Alberta to promote a holiday message from students on impaired driving.121 schools participated in the campaign which had students write or draw a message on the dangers of impaired driving onto 25,000 brown paper liquor bags....more.