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Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:50:45 -0700

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CN ON: Gang Targeted City

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 17 Jun 2017 - 'Sudbury is a lucrative market for the gangs to expand to' The first thing Greater Sudbury Police noticed was more fentanyl showing up on local people in their arrests. "Then we noticed there were more people being arrested with Southern Ontario addresses," Insp. Dan Despatie said Friday. Something wasn't adding up. One phone call to Toronto Police and not only did it become crystal clear what was happening, but Sudbury police were suddenly up to their neck in what we now know to be Project Kronic.

CN BC: Drug Users Need To Be Part Of Solution To Overdose Deaths

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 17 Jun 2017 - VANCOUVER - Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C. Karen Ward, a board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, was among about 20 drug users who joined doctors, including the provincial health officer, and the chief coroner at the all-day meeting Friday.

CN AB: Weed In The Workplace

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 12 Jun 2017 - Increasing popularity of prescription pot highlights a growing issue for employers Apprentice ironworker Johnathan Dickson says his union wouldn't send him out to construction jobs last year while he was using medical marijuana.

CN BC: Od Numbers Level Off, But The Crisis Remains

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Coast Reporter, 09 Jun 2017 - The Sunshine Coast's medical health officer says it would be a mistake to draw any conclusions from a slight drop in the number of overdoses being reported at Sechelt Hospital. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Paul Martiquet. "We don't want to give any false sense of reassurance to the community that we aren't exposed to what the Downtown Eastside is - because we are."

US: Drug Trade Rises In Dark Corners Of The Internet

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 11 Jun 2017 - Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants - many based in Asia - quickly pop up.

US: Drug Deaths In America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Jun 2017 - New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio - Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

CN ON: Overdose Kits In Schools

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 02 Jun 2017 - Regional Catholic board has purchased Naxalone to counter possible opioid overdoses The region's Catholic education board is responding to the growing threat of opioids in Eastern Ontario by placing overdose remedy kits in all of its schools.

CN BC: Overdoses In Schools A Call To Action

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 01 Jun 2017 - Experts discuss how educators can curb risks Feeling connected is critical to avoiding problem substance use. Cindy Andrew As New Westminster School District students continue to grapple with a tragedy that took the life of one of its 16-year-old students this week, and nearly killed another, experts have said their overdoses are a "call to action" for all schools.

CN ON: Spike In Violent Home Invasions Tied To Drugs

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 05 Jun 2017 - Guns, yes - but knives, pepper spray, hammers, bats, batons and pipes have all been wielded as invaders strike in Hamilton The number of violent home invasions in Hamilton nearly doubled last year, highlighting a growth in what police say is crime fuelled by the illegal drug trade in the city.