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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:32:07 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:10:01 GMT


CN ON: Every Dose A Potential Killer

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Feb 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - Sally has been taking drugs since her mother introduced her to them when she was 14. Today, the 26-year-old Kitchener woman is on methadone to curb her cravings. But Sally, not her real name, still does illicit drugs like crystal meth.

CN ON: Trying To Stop A 'Tidal Wave'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Feb 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - Five years ago, local paramedics responded to one opioid overdose a week. Now the rate is almost two overdoses every day. "Where does it end?" says Robert Crossan, deputy chief of the Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services.

CN BC: Court Sides With Cities On Pot Shop Regulation

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 20 Feb 2017 - Penticton's mayor is applauding a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision that ruled local governments do indeed have the right to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. "The judge clearly stated that even though the use of marijuana is federally regulated, the federal law does not authorize access to medical marijuana from dispensaries and municipalities are not precluded from putting in regulations to control them," Andrew Jakubeit said in a statement. "This decision is welcomed as it provides further clarity on our rights and obligations to control dispensaries and gives added strength to our enforcement policy."

CN ON: Health Board Backs Moves Toward City Safe Needle Site

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 17 Feb 2017 - The members of the Middlesex-London Board of Health endorsed Thursday evening a motion to take the "next steps" to set up a supervised-injection site for drug users in London. That essentially means determining what the method will be for moving forward with the project. As part of that, there will be a public consultation before setting up any such site, including talking to the people in the chosen neighbourhood, including residents and business.

CN ON: Overdose Death Highlights Gaps In City Services

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 18 Feb 2017 - Man, 28, died after being told downtown drop-in centre had no space for him to sleep The fatal overdose of a 28-year-old man, who left a downtown drop-in centre he frequented after being told there was no room for him to sleep, has left his friends and community reeling and searching for answers.

CN BC: Drug Reform Day Of Action Planned

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Georgia Straight, 16 Feb 2017 - On Tuesday (February 21), exactly 914 feathers will hang from the trees in Oppenheimer Park. They will symbolize the 914 people who died of an illicit-drug overdose in B.C. in 2016. The feathers will be carved out of wood and as many as possible will bear the name of somebody who died after taking drugs.

CN BC: Kelowna Has B.C.As 3rd Highest Number Of Overdoses In January

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 18 Feb 2017 - IHA saw largest increase in rate of drug overdose deaths from 2015 to 2016, a 145 per cent jump, from 64 to 158 deaths Kelowna had the third highest number of illicit drug overdose deaths among B.C. cities last month.

CN ON: City Wants Federal Help To Expand Naloxone Program

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 18 Feb 2017 - Life-saving overdose antidote kits not available on Sundays, public health says The city will put off a request to distribute more life-saving anti-overdose kits until it finds out whether the provincial or federal governments will cover the cost.

CN ON: Region Struggles With Drugs That Claim More Lives Than Car

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Feb 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - A group of parents sit around a small table. Their eyes are red from crying. Nearby are framed photos of the children they have lost to drug overdoses. Among them are Iain Goddard, Brittany Cobbing and Austin Padaric.