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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:07:04 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:10:02 GMT


CN BC: Police Chief Wants To Threaten Drug Dealers With Stiff Charges

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Abbotsford News, 19 Oct 2016 - Crown counsel suggested letter to traffickers was a bad idea Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich wants to find a way to bring the full weight of the law down on opioid dealers whose customers overdose and die.

CN BC: When Youth Turn To Drugs

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Maple Ridge Times, 20 Oct 2016 - As overdose-related deaths are on the rise, Maple Ridge services and advocates are looking to create strategies of prevention in the community. Following a recent case of fentanyl-related overdoses that put nine young people in hospital in a matter of 20 minutes in Delta, it was made clear to Strong Kids Team co-chair Susan Carr that fentanyl is reaching far and wide across the region, bearing no mind to age.

CN ON: Advocate: Region Needs To Regulate Medical Marijuana

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Oshawa Express, 20 Oct 2016 - Medical marijuana dispensaries should be permitted and regulated, rather than shut down by police. That is according to Marko Ivancicevic, a medical cannabis advocate and the former chair of Oshawa's accessibility advisory committee and the medical marijuana working group, who says that the businesses should be allowed to operate, rather than being shut down by police.

CN BC: Pot Grow Bylaw Ready To Pass

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Terrace Standard, 21 Oct 2016 - The medical marijuana bylaw regulating the siting and construction of medical marijuana production facilities within the area of the Kitimat-Stikine regional district is set to be adopted by its board at its October meeting after several public hearings found no objections during the course of the year. Public hearings held in Terrace and Hazelton in July and September were to consider submissions from the public and hear any concerns.

CN BC: Treatment Approved

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Summerland Review, 20 Oct 2016 - A Summerland family has received an exemption from Health Canada, allowing them to access cannabis oil to calm their child's seizures. The exemption allows four-year-old Kyla Williams to access the medication, provided they have a letter from Health Canada.

CN SN: New Effort To Pick Up Needles

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 22 Oct 2016 - A new program has started up to help tackle the city's discarded needle problem. In the realm of tongue-twisting health acronyms, CHANGE is one of the worst offenders. It stands for Community, Harm Reduction, Needle Pickup, Guidance and Education, and it's the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region's newest strategy to reduce discarded needles in the community.

CN SN: Health: Where They Stand

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 22 Oct 2016 - In part four of our look at the major issues of the campaign, we asked the mayoral candidates about a new Victoria Hospital and the city's role in the battle against HIV Healthcare is not a municipal responsibility. But, as Mayor Dionne puts it, the mayor can be a "voice for the residents of Prince Albert," calling on the province to provide the healthcare our city deserves.

CN BC: Pot-Shop Debate In Aberdeen

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kamloops This Week, 21 Oct 2016 - Kelly Eberts misses the vacuum shop that used to occupy one of the storefronts beneath her condo on Hillside Drive in lower Aberdeen. It's less the vacuums themselves and more what is set to replace it - a branch of Cannaclinics, a medical-marijuana dispensary already operating in a number of locations in Vancouver and Toronto.

CN BC: Request For Narcan Kits In Schools

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Maple Ridge News, 21 Oct 2016 - The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school board is petitioning the province to have Narcan kits in B.C. high schools and middle schools. Trustee Susan Carr, who also leads the City of Maple Ridge's Strong Kids team, brought the issue to the board on Wednesday night, and it was supported by her colleagues.