• WAGNER: Profits in the right place

      Earlier this week, the federal government reached a new deal with the provinces on splitting up the profits generated from taxes on legal marijuana — which is set to arrive in Canada in July of 2018....

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  • Dealer with fentanyl-laced drugs gets 15-month sentence

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) A Surrey drug dealer arrested with fentanyl-laced heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop on the Coquihalla last year has been handed a 15-month prison sentence, despite the Crown suggesting...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Fentanyl courier awaits sentencing in Kamloops court

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) The Crown wants a Surrey man busted with fentanyl-laced heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop on the Coquihalla Highway last year to spend four years in federal prison. But...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • ALBAS: Legislation we can all agree on

    As much as the House of Commons is often viewed as an adversarial environment there are also those times, albeit rare, when there is unanimous support for the passage of a bill. In the last Parliament I...

    • Posted 9 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 11 months ago
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  • B.C. in line for $10M from Ottawa to help with opioid crisis

      By: Kamloops This Week British Columbia will receive $10 million from the federal government to help deal with the opioid crisis in the province. The money is in addition to $65 million federal Health Minister Jane...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Cold adds risk as drug overdoses soar

    Cold weather has meant more B.C. illicit drug users overdose alone at home, in public washroom stalls or on deserted streets, pushing B.C.’s highest-ever drug death total to new heights. The isolation of drug users, and the...

    • Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • SD 58 to add naloxone kits

    Add School District 58 to the list of institutions in Merritt that are carrying naloxone — a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. SD 58 superintendent Steve McNiven said a request has been...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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