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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTWinnipeg Free Press, 05 Dec 2016 - Parents need to realize addiction knows no demographic boundaries THERE are many ways a parent can lose a child to drugs. They might overdose and die. They might get lost to addiction, which is a kind of death. Or they might be killed by drug-related violence - such as Cooper Nemeth, whose body was found in a recycling bin in February, or TJ Wiebe, who was beaten, strangled and left to die in a field in 2003.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTHamilton Spectator, 06 Dec 2016 - Considering that the Trudeau government already has a growing problem with election promises, the last thing it wants is to wobble on marijuana legalization, which will come to fruition sometime in early to mid-2017. A task force, bureaucrats and politicians are working a legislative framework to go before Parliament next spring with a rollout plan to follow. But there are a couple of large flashing yellow lights on the road to legalization that the government needs to come to grips with first.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTMaple Ridge News, 02 Dec 2016 - We've now had a few years of the low-barrier, harm reduction approach to solving or coping with our widespread illicit drug use epidemic. Maybe it's now time to review what has been accomplished. Almost every public health official, provincial housing authority, city councillor, police officer and drug counsellor in this province openly acknowledge the growing tragedy of drug overdose deaths in British Columbia.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTToronto Star, 05 Dec 2016 - The wrong way to go The Toronto Transit Commission has had five years to make a convincing case that there is a serious drug or alcohol problem among its staff that is putting public safety at significant risk. So far it hasn't.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTToronto Star, 04 Dec 2016 - Toronto has seen a 77-per-cent increase in overdose deaths between 2004 and 2014 Brooklyn McNeil was an Ontario scholar, singer, artist and harm reduction advocate. But the 22-year-old woman was also an injection drug addict who sadly died alone in June beside a dumpster in an east-end alley.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTWinnipeg Free Press, 01 Dec 2016 - TODAY marks World AIDS Day. We celebrate advances made in the fight against HIV, look back on how far we've come and honour those we've lost, while also looking to the future and what we have left to accomplish. Last year, 102 people in Manitoba were diagnosed with HIV, joining more than 1,250 living with HIV in the province and 78,000 across Canada.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTVancouver 24hours, 01 Dec 2016 - This week, the B.C. Coroners Service announced that Vancouver police had for the first time found carfentanil at the scene of an apparent illicitdrug overdose death on Nov. 17. The deadly drug is used as an elephant tranquilizer and 100 times more toxic than fentanyl, and deadly to humans in an amount smaller than a grain of salt.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMTThe Telegram, 30 Nov 2016 - It's a lot of fuss over a gram of "Green Lantern" marijuana and four THC-containing extra-strength sativa gummy bunnies - two green, two yellow. But a $25 purchase by The Telegram's James McLeod is certainly making waves. It's a lot of fuss over a gram of "Green Lantern" marijuana and four THC-containing extra-strength sativa gummy bunnies - - two green, two yellow. But a $25 purchase by The Telegram's James McLeod is certainly making waves. McLeod bought the marijuana products at CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary, a marijuana dispensary operating in plain sight on Water Street in downtown St. John's.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMTSaanich News, 30 Nov 2016 - On April 14, 2016 the B.C. Ministry of Health announced the number of drug-related overdoses in the province had become a public health emergency, citing 474 preventable overdose deaths in British Columbia in 2015. In the six months that followed, they collected more data about overdoses (both fatal and non-fatal) and tried to proactively warn people about risks. During that same period, hundreds more died of illicit drug overdoses - 622 in the first 10 months of 2016, with at least 60 per cent of those directly linked to fentanyl.