The Interior Health Authority(IHA) has issued a drug advisory on fake Dilaudid tablets containing...
by Laísa Condé | Sep 7, 2023
In its latest report, Interior Health reaffirms its efforts and progress made in addressing the...
by Laísa Condé | Aug 29, 2023
At least 198 toxic unregulated drug deaths have been registered in July 2023 across British...
by Laísa Condé | Jul 19, 2023
During the four first months of 2023, four people have died from unregulated drugs in Merritt. Data released by the BC Coroners Service indicates that there haven’t been any new deaths in town.
by Marius Auer | Jul 14, 2023
Interior Health Authority (IHA) is reminding the public of the value of drug checking services as B.C.’s toxic drug emergency continues unabated.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 23, 2023
In May 2023, the first month in year eight of this public health emergency, 176 people died from drug overdoses.
by Marius Auer | May 24, 2023
Four people have died from unregulated drugs in Merritt through the first four months of 2023, with 814 lives lost throughout the province.
by Marius Auer | Apr 24, 2023
As B.C.’s toxic drug crisis drags on, the latest report from the BC Coroners Service shows that illicit drugs claimed the lives of nearly 600 people in the first three months of 2023, including 177 newly reported lives lost in February, followed by 197 in March.
by Marius Auer | Mar 9, 2023
The province has released its latest preliminary toxic drugs deaths report, which showed that at least 211 individuals los their lives to B.C.’s toxic drug supply in January.
by Marius Auer | Feb 13, 2023
In 2022, British Columbia saw its second deadliest year on record since the start of the province’s drug toxicity public health emergency in April 2016.
by Marius Auer | Feb 7, 2023
As of January 31, 2023, the possession of some illicit drugs has been decriminalized by a first-in-the-nation three year trial exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
by Marius Auer | Jan 27, 2023
The Merritt RCMP currently respond to calls of public drug use on an almost daily basis, but users rarely see charges for possession alone, Acting Detachment Commander Sgt. Josh Roda tells the Herald.
by Marius Auer | Jan 23, 2023
The provincial government is looking to reassure British Columbians of their decision to apply for an exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act amid some public backlash.
by Marius Auer | Jan 9, 2023
Merritt Mayor Mike Goetz has some concerns over the province’s new exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which ensures individuals found with limited amounts of certain illegal drugs won’t face criminal charges for their possession.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 1, 2022
Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows in 2021, 93% of all accidental deaths among people experiencing homelessness were identified as being caused by the illicit drug supply.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 8, 2022
Foundry Kamloops will serve as another resource for youth in Kamloops and surrounding areas, like Merritt, to address both mental health and substance issues.