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The Numbers: Number of athletes who attended the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, in 2006: 2,508. Number of athletes who attended the Canada…

The Numbers:

Number of athletes who attended the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, in 2006:


Number of athletes who attended the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse: 3,475.

Population of Turin, as of 2004: 902,255.

Population of Whitehorse: 24,151.

Number of volunteers needed to stage the Vancouver Winter Olympics: 25,000.

Number needed to stage the Whitehorse Games: 4,100.

Population of Vancouver: 600,000.

In surrounding region: 2 million.

Number of marijuana plants confiscated by RCMP in BC in 2004: 458,257.

In Prince Edward Island: 841.

In Northwest Territories: 165.

In Yukon: 9.

Bulk marijuana confiscated in BC in 2004: 5.35 million grams.

In PEI: 8,087 grams.

In NWT: 26,457 grams.

In Yukon: 708 grams.

Amount of marijuana seized during an Alaska Highway bust in February:

41 kilograms.

Number of years it would take you to accumulate 41 kilos of pot at 700 grams

a year: 57.

Number of Google hits under search of “Dude!”: 54,300,000.

On Canadian webpages: 1,230,000.

Amount of cocaine seized in an Alaska Highway bust in February: 4.95 kilos.

Number of rocks of crack cocaine confiscated last week: 38.

Number of bars that hosted the bust: 1.

Number of bars named: 0.

Number of Yukon Emergency Measures Organization newsletters delivered to

the News: 3.

Number of those mailed: 2.

Cost of postage: $2.20.

Number of addressees who still work at the paper: 0.

How out of date EMO’s mailing list is, in years: 8. (RM)

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