Edmonton officials have asked the city to cancel the business licence of a notorious after hours club, saying as long as the club keeps operating the public's safety is in danger.
The Public Safety Compliance Team said Friday it has asked Edmonton's chief licensing officer to pull the licence of Twilight Afterhours club located at 10018 105th Street.
A 28-year-old man was killed outside the club in February.
The incident is one of the many crime-related incidents involving patrons of Twilight.
Last fall, a bullet was fired through the doorway of a nearby Presbyterian church. In 2006, when the club was called the Red Light Lounge, three people were shot and killed and — a year later — a 19-year-old man was stabbed at the club.
"We believe the public is and will remain in imminent danger of serious injury or death while in attendance at or in proximity to Twilight during its operating hours," Sgt. Nicole Chapdelaine, co-ordinator of the Public Safety Compliance Team said in a statement Thursday.
The club is a non-liquor-service dance club open weekends between 2 and 8 a.m.
The team and the Edmonton police made several recommendations on how to improve public safety in and around the club when they met with Twilight's owners in January.
Those recommendations, however, weren't followed through, Chapdelaine said.
Gingur Sky hands over licence
Last month, Chapdelaine's team requested Edmonton pull the licence of another troubled club, Gingur Sky Bar and Grill.
The northwest Edmonton club's owners ended up voluntarily turning in their business licence on March 31.
There had been ten violent incidents and eight shootings at the bar since 2008 including the death of one person in 2006.