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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:43:49 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN BC: Revelstoke Secondary School Receives Naloxone Kits

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - Staff at Revelstoke Secondary School now have a new tool to keep students safe. The high school received two Naloxone kits at the end of September. Naloxone is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.



CN BC: Editorial: Better Safe Than Sorry

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Revelstoke Times Review, 08 Nov 2017 - The fentanyl crisis in B.C. continues to worsen. In the past five years, the province has gone from 12 fentanyl-related deaths to 823 between between January and August this year. There have been no fentanyl-related deaths reported in Revelstoke, but RCMP still believe that the powerful opioid has made its way into the community.



CN BC: PUB LTE: We Need To Value Lives Over Votes In Drug Crisis

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Williams Lake Tribune, 08 Nov 2017 - Editor: The question is not when our government will decriminalize personal possession and provide a safe clean drug source, like we do for alcohol and soon to be marijuana, but how many more families will be devastated with the loss of a loved one before a government is brave enough to value lives over votes.



CN BC: Editorial: Lighting Up The Economy

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 08 Nov 2017 - Being illegal - for now - makes it hard to pin down just how big the market for marijuana is, but one estimate suggests it's at least as large as hard liquor sales, about $5 billion annually. The report, from financial services firm Deloitte, estimates the market for legalized recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a $22.6 billion annual boost when you include growers, equipment suppliers and the like.



CN BC: Schools Tackle Drug Use

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Morning Star, 12 Nov 2017 - The Vernon School District is taking a proactive approach to battling the opioid crisis. Rather than waiting for drug problems to develop, school counsellors, backed by the district, are tackling potential problems before they materialize through a new program.



CN BC: Column: D-E-C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-I-Z-E

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kamloops This Week, 10 Nov 2017 - A quarter-century ago, Abbotsford had its moment of clarity with respect to drugs and gangs. After repeated denials by the city's municipal police department that gangs were active in the Fraser Valley city, the truth was laid bare when 18-year-old Kirby Martin was shot and killed in a parking lot of a mall along the city's main strip, South Fraser Way.



CN ON: Wynne Down On Ottawa's Marijuana Tax Proposals

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 Nov 2017 - $1 per gram plan revealed, but premier says provinces will carry an unfair burden OTTAWA- The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, or $1 per gram, with the revenue haul split equally with provinces.



CN AB: Alberta To Fight Ottawa's Cannabis-Tax 'Clawback'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Alberta will introduce legislation as soon as next week to allow the establishment of private cannabis stores, and will also launch a battle with Ottawa over how to split the tax revenue from the drug sales. Late Friday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci held a news conference to slam the federal government's proposal that Ottawa get 50 per cent of the excise tax on marijuana products. The provinces and territories would receive the other half.



CN ON: LTE: Hazards Of Cannabis

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 11 Nov 2017 - Re: Kitchener among first cities to get LCBO-run pot shop? - Nov. 4 Why promote cannabis in Ontario? What has happened to the no-smoking publicity that we have been bombarded with over the past several decades; the hazards of smoking related to cancer, lung disease etc.? Legislation has been passed to hide cigarettes in stores and put frightening pictures on cigarette packages. No smoking in public places laws have been passed.