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Six more deaths in New West attributed to unregulated, illicit drugs

Six more deaths in New West attributed to unregulated, illicit drugs

Chief coroner: "We are continuing to lose members of our communities in heartbreaking numbers.”
Drug alert issued after fentanyl found in crack cocaine in New West

Drug alert issued after fentanyl found in crack cocaine in New West

Fraser Health has issued a drug alert after “white waxy chunks” sold as crack cocaine test positive for fentanyl
Rising death toll: More lives lost in New West to toxic drugs

Rising death toll: More lives lost in New West to toxic drugs

B.C.’s toxic drug crisis: Four more deaths reported in New Westminster
Naloxone training event aims to save lives — and set a world record in New West

Naloxone training event aims to save lives — and set a world record in New West

World record attempt: Naloxone training event in New Westminster on International Overdose Awareness Day
New West centre pushes back against tide of drug deaths

New West centre pushes back against tide of drug deaths

Facility’s services, including safe-consumption resources and drug testing, have helped save lives, city says
Adding up the billions of government dollars directed at Canada’s opioid crisis

Adding up the billions of government dollars directed at Canada’s opioid crisis

As overdose deaths climb, Glacier Media audits how much three levels of government have invested in harm reduction, prevention and treatment
There were toxic drug deaths in nearly all B.C. health areas last year

There were toxic drug deaths in nearly all B.C. health areas last year

The first few months of 2023 had the second-highest number of overdose deaths of all first-quarter periods on record
Many British Columbians believe politicians have poorly handled the opioid crisis, polling finds

Many British Columbians believe politicians have poorly handled the opioid crisis, polling finds

A survey by Research Co. and Glacier Media shows strong support for safe supply, and near unanimity on the seriousness of the issue
Chronicling a crisis that keeps on killing

Chronicling a crisis that keeps on killing

The costs of B.C. and North America’s toxic drug overdose crisis continue to climb as stakeholders seek solutions to an international problem