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Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:40 -0700

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CN NS: Exhibits Still Unaccounted For From Evidence Storage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 27 Feb 2017 - Force believes missing money placed in police bank account Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence storage, but the remaining 38 - including nearly $5,000 in cash - are still unaccounted for.

CN ON: Opioid Overdose Crisis Draws A Crowd

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 Feb 2017 - Health, community and emergency service agencies from the Kingston area gathered Monday to plan for what many fear is a coming public-health crisis. With a sudden spike in opioid overdoses across the country, medical experts, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, community health groups and representatives from public health units from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Grenville and Lanark and Prince Edward County met for a daylong set of table-top exercises and discussions about how best to cope with the opioid overdose crisis should it hit the Kingston area.

CN ON: Region Struggles With Drugs That Claim More Lives Than Car

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 Feb 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - A group of parents sit around a small table. Their eyes are red from crying. Nearby are framed photos of the children they have lost to drug overdoses. Among them are Iain Goddard, Brittany Cobbing and Austin Padaric.

CN BC: Marijuana Could Contain Fentanyl: RCMP

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Rocky Mountain Goat News, 15 Feb 2017 - When asked if fentanyl is the now biggest reason to fear recreational drugs, Valemount RCMP Officer, Chris Gallant said, "To answer the question simply, yes." The Valemount Secondary School hosted a fentanyl forum to educate residents on what fentanyl is, what an overdose looks like and how to reverse the effects of an overdose. A similar presentation was given to students earlier in the day.

CN BC: Fernie Prepares For Fentanyl

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Free Press, 02 Feb 2017 - All first responders in the Fernie area are now equipped to take on a potential opioid crisis. Fernie Fire and Rescue were the last group in the area to become trained in opioid overdose situations by BC Emergency Health Services. The main area of focus for training was on Naloxone, the antidote for opioid overdoses.

CN BC: Carfentanil May Explain Overdose Surge

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 02 Feb 2017 - Provincial health officer says powerful drug, found in recent treatment-facility tests, may be to blame for spike in deaths last year The appearance of the deadly opioid carfentanil may explain the dramatic spike in overdoses in British Columbia, despite efforts to slow the carnage, the provincial health officer says.

CN BC: Burkart Spearheads Fentanyl Task Force

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 27 Jan 2017 - Nelson Police Chief aims to educate public and those vulnerable to overdose The numbers are terrifying. Nelson Police Chief Paul Burkart has the B.C.Coroners Service annual report sitting on his desk, as well as alarming Interior Health statistics that show fentanyl has come to the Kootenays.

CN ON: Drug Overdoses Increase

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 12 Jan 2017 - The Haldimand- Norfolk Health Unit wasn't exaggerating last year when it warned about the threat of illegal street drugs cut with powerful synthetic opioids. Norfolk paramedics responded to 37 drug overdoses in all of 2014. This rose to 59 in 2015. In 2016, the total was 90.

US MD: A Federal Prosecutor Takes On The Heroin Scourge That Claimed

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 08 Jan 2017 - [photo] Bruce Brandler is chief federal law enforcement officer for a sprawling judicial district that covers half of Pennsylvania. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press) The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape.