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Published: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:58:03 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Column: How Could A Spiritual Guru Die From Street Drugs?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Vancouver 24hours, 21 Aug 2017 - Last month, you could hear the collective global gasp when news broke that eminent Zen Buddhist Michael Stone had passed away in Victoria, B.C. The shock was a natural reaction to the unexpected death of a beloved force of nature, a powerful communicator who, through his ability to make ancient spiritual ideas fresh and relevant, helped improve the lives of countless people around the world. Stone left behind a wife and two children - with another on the way - and would have celebrated his 43rd birthday this past Saturday. But what also caused thousands of jaws to drop from the news was the Stone's cause of death: the charismatic, world-renowned and respected yoga/meditation/mindfulness expert, author, and speaker - who founded the Centre of Gravity in Toronto-died after OD-ing on street drugs.



CN ON: Spike In Overdoses Alarms Health Unit

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Barrie Examiner, 17 Aug 2017 - Psst. Pass the word along. Much like the warning at the '60s Woodstock concert to avoid the brown acid, authorities are warning today's recreational drug users to carry naloxone kits in case their drugs are laced with fentanyl. "We're alerting recreational drug users that the MDMA (ecstasy) or cocaine they're taking could be tainted with fentanyl," said Janice Greco, manager of injury and substance misuse prevention at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU).



CN ON: A Tale of Two Shootings

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2017 - One of the Trudeau government's stated policy goals for ending marijuana prohibition is to divert the profits reaped by gangsters toward legitimate shareholders. But an investigation by Greg McArthur and Molly Hayes offers a glimpse into the insidious nature of organized crime, finding that criminal groups easily exploited loopholes in the federal government's old medical-marijuana licensing regimes In the late afternoon of March 14 in the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, a masked gunman jumped out of the passenger side of a black Jeep Cherokee, darted across a snow-dusted parking lot and unleashed a flurry of bullets into a black BMW. Thirty seconds later, he was back in the car, leaving Saverio Serrano - the son of a notorious Canadian Mafia figure and cocaine importer - wounded, and Mr. Serrano's 28-year-old girlfriend dead.



CN ON: Column: Legalizing Illicit Drugs Won't Solve Opioid Crisis

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 18 Aug 2017 - The hare-brained idea from Toronto that the country should consider decriminalizing or legalizing illicit drugs because current policy has failed is not just "crazy," it is insane. It would be laughable if the issue weren't so deadly serious.



CN BC: Column: We Humans Can Even Turn Antidotes Into Addictions

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 15 Aug 2017 - B.C. is heading for another record year for fentanyl overdose deaths. Despite making Naloxone antidote kits widely available, the death rate is up 88 per cent over last year, which was also a record year. Last year, according to figures available online, B.C. had 935 deaths from drug overdoses. This year, the province had 780 deaths by the end of June. If the rate continues, the province will hit 1,400 deaths by the end of the year.



CN BC: Column: We Can Even Turn Antidotes Into Addictions

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 15 Aug 2017 - B.C. is heading for another record year for fentanyl overdose deaths. Despite making Naloxone antidote kits widely available, the death rate is up 88 per cent over last year, which was also a record year. Last year, according to figures available online, B.C. had 935 deaths from drug overdoses. This year, the province had 780 deaths by the end of June. If the rate continues, the province will hit 1,400 deaths by the end of the year.



US NY: Canadian Trucker Who Transported $120 Million In Cocaine Gets

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Buffalo News, 16 Aug 2017 - YEARS Prosecutors say the false compartments in Harinder Dhaliwal's tractor trailers was the innovation that allowed more than 3 tons of cocaine to move through Buffalo. By Dhaliwal's own admission, the 6,600 pounds of cocaine he and others smuggled into Canada had a street value of $120 million.



CN ON: Crackdown On Opioids Fuels Heroin Increase

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - The deadly painkiller fentanyl, thrust under a spotlight by a rare warning by three health agenices and city police, isn't the only dangerous street drug raising eyebrows in London. Heroin is also showing up, in levels-those who work with addicts say they haven't seen before.



CN ON: Niagara On Track For Record Fentanyl Deaths

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Niagara Falls Review, 11 Aug 2017 - The number of Niagara residents dying from fentanyl related overdoses is on track to hit a record high this year, according to data provided by Niagara Regional Police. Police say officers have responded to 15 fatal opioid overdoses since Jan. 1, with 10 of them involving fentanyl. Police responded to 12 fentanyl related fatal overdoses in all 2016.