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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:52:50 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 19:10:01 GMT


CN ON: TTC Suspends Two Workers On First Day Of Drug Testing

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 May 2017 - CEO says results 'concerning' but justify transit agency's push for substance abuse checks Well that didn't take long. Two TTC employees have been suspended for being impaired on the job after they both failed tests on the first day of the transit agency's new random drug and alcohol testing program.

CN ON: RMC Blind Drug Test Called 'Good Assessment'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 09 Feb 2017 - Despite a completely clean campus always being the goal, top brass at Royal Military College are pleased with the results of a blind drug test conducted in mid-October that weren't exactly perfect. "Having now tangible, fact-based information is really great. It gives us a good assessment of the current situation," Brig.-Gen. Sean Friday, commandant of RMC, told the Whig-Standard on Wednesday. "The whole idea of a blind drug test is so that we can get actual information to see if our [Canadian Armed Forces] drug control program at large is succeeding or not."

CN NS: Saliva Needed For Roadside Drug Tests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Jan 2017 - Police forces in Canada testing out devices over February Next time you come across a police checkpoint in Halifax, you might be asked to help test a roadside drug-screening device. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) began a new Public Safety Canada pilot project a week and half ago, and have until the end of February to collect 100 saliva samples from anyone who'd like to anonymously volunteer for the testing in a regular traffic stop.

US MO: Mandatory Drug Testing At Missouri Technical College Is

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 04 Jan 2017 - Mandatory drug testing of students at a two-year technical college in Linn, Mo., has been banned by a federal appeals court. The court has reinstated the ban on mandatory drug testing for most students at the State Technical College of Missouri. The decision was the latest ruling in a 5-year-old lawsuit.

CN BC: First Nation To Implement Voluntary Drug Testing

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Oct 2016 - A B.C. First Nation says it will implement a voluntary drug and alcohol testing program for its chief, council and staff to combat substance abuse in the northern community. Chief Wilf Adam of the Lake Babine Nation said he will be the first person tested when the program is up and running in the coming weeks.

UK: Secret Garden Party Praised After Pioneering Drug Testing

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Cambridge Evening News, 25 Jul 2016 - Music festival Secret Garden Party allowed people carrying illegal narcotics to test the quality and strength of the drugs over the weekend. The pioneering scheme had the support of local police, and was run by the drugs charity The Loop. Thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, the project appears to have been a success.

CN ON: TTC Moves Forward On Random Drug Testing

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Apr 2016 - CEO Tells Workers Arbitration On Issue Was 'taking Far Too Long' To Finish After years of being stuck in arbitration, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is moving ahead on random alcohol and drug testing of its employees.

CN ON: Drug Test Probe Puts 15 Local Adoptions On Hold

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 05 Feb 2016 - Provincial commission reviewing flawed Motherisk analyses spanning decade WATERLOO REGION - Fifteen adoptions are on hold in Waterloo Region in the wake of flawed drug tests being reviewed by a provincial commission.

US SD: Plan Requiring Drug Tests for Welfare Fails in Committee

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Sioux City Journal, 28 Jan 2016 - PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota measure that would require adult welfare applicants under age 65 to pass drug tests before receiving food stamps or cash assistance failed in a House committee Thursday. The Health and Human Services committee voted not to send the measure to the House floor. Under the plan, welfare applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving such benefits for a year.