Tag: Drug

Overdose deaths decrease in B.C. but officials say safer drug supply needed

VICTORIA—Overdose deaths linked to illicit drugs dropped by 36 per cent last year in British Columbia compared with a year earlier, but the number of fatalities is about the same as when the province declared a provincial health emergency four years ago. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said Monday 981 people died of suspected overdoses in…

Chilliwack RCMP say they dismantled drug trafficking operation

CHILLIWACK, B.C.—Police say a year-long investigation in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley has resulted in the dismantling of an alleged criminal operation involving illegal drugs. Chilliwack RCMP say the investigation resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs believed to be cocaine, along with firearms, cash and several cell phones. Police say on Dec.…

StatCan study testing wastewater suggests Canadians’ drug use varies by city

MONTREAL—A pilot project that analyzed wastewater in five major urban centres suggests Canadians’ may use drugs differently depending on which city they call home. For example, the analysis by Statistics Canada showed cannabis levels are much higher in Montreal and Halifax than in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. But the findings reported Monday showed methamphetamine levels…