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Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 22:40:33 -0700

Last Build Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 17:10:02 GMT

 



CN AB: 'We Need To Do More': Blood Tribe Records More Fatal ODs

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Calgary Sun, 24 May 2017 - STAND OFF - In the wake of four more fentanyl overdose deaths last month, Blood Tribe leaders gathered Tuesday to update band members and government officials on the opioid crisis. The cluster of overdoses comes after more than 12 months where the number of deaths from fentanyl had stabilized on the southern Alberta reserve that first declared a state of emergency in March 2015 after 30 band members died from overdoses.



CN ON: Health Unit Urges Non-Profit Model For Weed Sales

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 25 May 2017 - If the sale of marijuana becomes legal in Canada next year, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health wants it to be strictly a not-for-profit venture. At its monthly board of governors meeting Wednesday, the health unit passed a motion urging the federal and Ontario governments to support and implement a not-for-profit production/distribution system with a mandate that focuses on protecting the public's health, if the distribution and sale of cannabis is allowed. Legislation is expected to take effect by July 1, 2018.



CN BC: OPED: Bill C-244 Could Help Save Lives

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 25 May 2017 - As much as the House of Commons is often viewed as an adversarial environment there are also those times, albeit rare, when there is unanimous support for the passage of a Bill. In the last Parliament I was fortunate to have unanimous support for the passage of my Bill to remove a prohibition era Federal restriction preventing the personal movement of wine across provincial borders.



CN BC: Letter: Half-Truths About Times Square

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 25 May 2017 - Dear Editor: When guys like Paul Crossley write letters that are only half truths, it really makes my blood boil. Mr. Crossley claims that the Times Square killer was high on marijuana at the time he went on his rampage ("Driver was high on marijuana," Herald, May 23). This is a true statement.



CN AB: OD Casualties Remembered

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 26 May 2017 - Families in city honour the 559 who died from opioids in 2016 Calgarians left behind by fatal overdoses last year came together to remember their loved ones on Wednesday, just one week after the province released staggering new numbers on the crisis.



CN ON: Unlucky Or Stupid?

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 27 May 2017 - Man tied to Creba killing busted - a day before parole Jane Creba was 15 when she was shot dead on a busy downtown Toronto street while shopping with her sister on Boxing Day in 2005. Creba wasn't a dope dealer, nor had she disrespected anyone.



CN NS: Editorial: Time To Get Ready

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 24 May 2017 - If all goes according to plan, Canada's new marijuana law will take effect in July 2018. It's what happens between now and then that is critical, especially when it comes to safeguarding young Canadians who are the most vulnerable to the potential harms of marijuana use.



CN ON: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Vaping?

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 24 May 2017 - High school students in North Bay are vaping marijuana juice and crushed Oxycontin before and during school. The startling news came in March when Almaguin Highlands Secondary School principal Donna Breault made a presentation to the Near North District School Board about vaping and its dangers.



CN BC: VANDU Names First Aboriginal President

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 25 May 2017 - At her office in the Downtown Eastside, Lorna Bird argued that Canada's drug laws actually hurt people a lot more than the drugs themselves. "I lost two daughters to the war on drugs," she told the Georgia Straight.