On August 26th, Alberta Gaming and Liquor, Wheatland Fire and local Health Inspectors conducted premise checks on the Gleichen Hotel and Liquor Store.
In follow up to this inspection, Wheatland Fire Services issued an order (today) for both businesses to be closed immediately until compliance is met.
With the closure of this establishment, there are real health concerns for persons with alcohol dependency and substance abuse issues. Police are requesting responsible business owners in the area to refrain from selling like intoxicating substances such as hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, aerosol etc. without proper judgement.
These substances can cause significant health risks if consumed.
The Gleichen RCMP will endeavor to work with Siksika Health and Addiction Services on any Community based strategy that reduces public harm.