Federal Election 2019: Singh says opioid crisis needs healthcare, not criminal justice response

September 12 2019 10:55am NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Thursday, during a campaign stop in Brampton, that people with opioid addictions should be treated “with compassion and care” in healthcare facilities instead of prisons. ‘ }); } else {…

Lethbridge Citizens Alliance condemns supervised consumption site paintball shooting

The drive-by paintball shooting at ARCHES supervised consumption site in Lethbridge over the weekend has prompted a local group to send its own message condemning acts of violence against the site. The Lethbridge Citizens Alliance issued a release Tuesday morning…

RCMP accuse Edmonton woman charged with drug-trafficking of taking opioids from pharmacy she worked for

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with what RCMP alleged was a drug-trafficking operation that involved an employee at a pharmacy in Sherwood Park taking opioids from work and then selling them for profit. On Tuesday, RCMP…

Saskatchewan doctor agrees to no longer practice medicine following opioid charges

A Kamsack, Sask. doctor who was charged with unprofessional conduct related to prescribing opioids has agreed to no longer practice medicine. Dr. Murray Davies was charged by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) in March, 2018. Story…

‘Not in My Backyard’: How NIMBYism impacts access to vital support services

The Thunder Women Healing Lodge Society won approval last month to build a healing lodge in Scarborough for Indigenous women on parole or probation. Two staff with expertise in addictions and trauma will be on call 24-7. The process wasn’t…

Deadly new street drug mix can’t be reversed by naloxone, AHS warns

Health officials are warning Albertans about a new mix of street drugs that won’t fully be reversed by naloxone if the person consuming them suffers an overdose. Alberta Health Services issued a public notice about etizolam in June, warning that…

Meth gets all the headlines, but opioids still present in Manitoba: addictions expert

Winnipeg may be in the midst of a high-profile meth crisis, but it’s not the only drug plaguing the city’s streets. Dr. Ginette Poulin of the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) told 680 CJOB that the city continues to deal…