• Two males revived after drug overdose

    Two men were revived with naloxone after emergency personnel responded to an apparent pair of drug overdoses at a residence on Clapperton Avenue Wednesday afternoon (Nov.1). “We didn’t get called. I know the members were aware of...

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  • RCMP confirm first carfentanil related death in Merritt

    Police are confirming the first local case of a fatal overdose caused by the potent opioid carfentanil. The drug, which is said to be 100 times more toxic than fentanyl, was responsible for the overdose death of...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Police confirm another fatal drug overdose in Merritt

    A woman in her 40s has died after overdosing on a yet-to-be-determined drug on Saturday (Aug. 12). The woman was rushed by paramedics to the Nicola Valley Hospital where she died, said Merritt RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • No word yet on potential charge for fatal overdose

    Merritt police have yet to hear back from the Crown as to whether or not it will approve a criminal negligence charge in connection to a fatal overdose from March of 2016. Police recently concluded a year-long investigation...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Police recommending charges for fatal overdose

    Merritt RCMP have forwarded charges of criminal negligence causing death in relation to a fatal overdose that occurred in March of last year. “Crown counsel will review the file and the evidence and determine if it’s appropriate...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Fatal drug overdose on Garcia Street

    A 25-year-old woman has died after overdosing on drugs this morning. Emergencies crews were called to a house on Garcia Street at about 11 a.m. (Feb. 23). Merritt police, two ambulances and members of the fire department...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Naloxone kits arrive at SD 58 schools

    Naloxone kits are now in place at four schools in SD 58 and plans are in the works to educate students on the dangers of drug use. In the event an overdose occurs, administrators and teachers have...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Health Minister on the ‘desperate fight against a public health crisis’

      Health Minister Terry Lake and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake has posted on his Facebook page his thoughts on the overdose crisis gripping the province. With overdoses claiming 755 lives in B.C. — and 32 in...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • November overdose-death numbers unprecedented; 128 in B.C.

      By: Kamloops This Week The month of November brought the highest number of overdose drug deaths in B.C. for a single month in recent memory, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service. Provisional...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Woman overdoses in Lions Memorial Park

    Police were called to the Nicola Valley Hospital Thursday morning (Sept. 22) after a woman overdosed on heroin in Lions Memorial Park. Merritt RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming told the Herald the overdose took place at about 8...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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