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Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:37:04 -0800

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CN ON: City Shooting For Quick OD-Prevention Site

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 Dec 2017 - In the wake of a deadly opioid drug crisis that's killed hundreds in Ontario, London health officials are fast-tracking a pop-up, - -overdose-prevention site they want to have up and running by January. The stripped-down version of a supervised consumption site will give drug users a safer environment to inject. The location of the site, or the total number if there is more than one, hasn't been pinned down. But the plan is to have at least one as early as possible in 2018.

CN AB: Pot Plan Gaining Approval

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Fort McMurray Today, 19 Dec 2017 - Albertans high on province's marijuana plans: Poll Most Albertans support the provincial government's proposed regulations for legalized marijuana, according to a new Insights West poll. Almost two-thirds of respondents to the online poll agree with the decision to prevent pot stores from selling alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, while 77 per cent favour setting 18 as the legal age for buying marijuana.

CN ON: Carfentanil Changes The Stakes

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Simcoe Reformer, 21 Dec 2017 - Narcotics back in the day were more a nuisance than anything else. Local police would regularly arrest people for possession of marijuana. Sometimes something more exotic like psychedelic mushrooms would materialize.

US: Soaring Overdose Deaths Cut Us Life Expectancy For 2nd Year

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 21 Dec 2017 - A runaway teen to mother: 'I'll be fine mommy. I love you.' Hours later she and two others were dead NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.

CN ON: The Cost Of Addiction

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sudbury Star, 09 Dec 2017 - Community Drug Strategy steps up efforts to combat opioid crisis Some 52 people were admitted to hospitals in the Sudbury area in the past six months due to drug overdose, official say. Members of Sudbury's Community Drug Strategy also said Friday they have had preliminary discussions about the need for an overdose prevention site in the city.

CN ON: Region Gathers To Battle Opioid Crisis

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Cambridge Times, 07 Dec 2017 - While regional councillors have heard bits and pieces about the opioid response in the region, they heard it from the horse's mouth on Tuesday. Members from various regional and community groups spoke before council in a public meeting to encourage a broad understanding of the complex issue.

CN ON: 'It's Not A One-Person Job'

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 01 Dec 2017 - First co-ordinator of drugs strategy says community role key to success As the first co-ordinator of a plan to address local drug use, Lacey DaSilva knows she has been handed a weighty task. The Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy, officially launched earlier this month, sets out goals to delay or prevent substance abuse and keep those already using safe and healthy.

CN BC: Fentanyl Dealer Says Demand For Deadly Drug Is Driving Market

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Courier, 30 Nov 2017 - Vancouver comic Mark Hughes interviews fentanyl dealer as part of recently launched podcast Death has been a constant in Kyle's life for 25 years. It's a narrative that goes hand in hand with his lifestyle, and shows no signs of abating.

CN BC: Nelson Searches For Answers To Fentanyl Crisis

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 29 Nov 2017 - Packed event featured seven speakers, plenty of questions The fentanyl death toll is rising in B.C., but so is local interest in finding solutions to the crisis. A packed room at the Hume Hotel heard stories and statistics Wednesday evening from a seven-person panel at an event called Growing Hope: A Community Conversation on the Current Fentanyl Crisis, which was put on by Nelson's Fentanyl Task Force.