• 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...

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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...

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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 6 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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  • 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 9 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 11 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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  • 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 12 months ago
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  • Health Minister Lake sees hints, not action, in Ottawa meeting on fentanyl crisis

      By: Dale Bass (Kamloops This Week) The keynote speaker at a national conference on the threat of opioids in the country has called the federal government to task for not taking strong action. B.C. Health Minister...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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