fentanyl

Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

“There is help out there”: Kelowna burn victim identified as man with 22-year troubled past

Another example of Kelowna’s homeless population and the province’s ongoing drug crisis

 

Jessica Michalofsky on the lawn in front of the Ministry of Health building in Victoria. Her son Aubrey Michalofsky died from drug overdose in Beasley, B.C., west of Nelson. Jessica is completing a marathon a day around the block every weekday in the hopes of getting a meeting with someone to discuss action for safe supply. Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press Media

B.C. mom runs daily marathon in front of health ministry office after son dies of drug poisoning

Jessica Michalofsky wants change after her son died of drug poisoning

 

A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)

Police make $8M drug bust, 2 arrests related to Lower Mainland gang activity

73 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine seized

A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)
A B.C. man is facing charges connecting him to a international criminal organization and two overdose deaths. (Black Press Media file photo)

Alleged B.C. fentanyl trafficker charged in connection with U.S. Navy deaths

Vancouver man believed to operate an international dark web drug and money laundering organization

A B.C. man is facing charges connecting him to a international criminal organization and two overdose deaths. (Black Press Media file photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster

B.C. drug dealer gets federal time for selling $15 flap that contained fentanyl

Milad Faud Herbert sentenced to two years plus one day in prison

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster
A 2019 pilot program in Vancouver found take-home fentanyl tests have the potential to increase safer consumption of drugs. (Credit: Amy Romer/BC Centre on Substance Use)

Take-home fentanyl tests could increase safer drug consumption in B.C.: study

2019 Vancouver study found 30% of participants made safer choices after using take-home test

A 2019 pilot program in Vancouver found take-home fentanyl tests have the potential to increase safer consumption of drugs. (Credit: Amy Romer/BC Centre on Substance Use)
Holly Trider of ANKORS at an April demonstration in Nelson calling for decriminalization and safe drug supply. Advocates say last week’s decriminalization announcement doesn’t go far enough to be effective. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Do the police need to carry little scales?’: Nelson’s top cop questions decriminalization enforcement

Chief Donovan Fisher says there’s been no direction given to police

Holly Trider of ANKORS at an April demonstration in Nelson calling for decriminalization and safe drug supply. Advocates say last week’s decriminalization announcement doesn’t go far enough to be effective. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>

Gangster who sold ‘copious’ amounts of drugs to undercover officers convicted in Chilliwack court

Harniel Singh bragged about his life of crime, repeatedly sold cocaine and fentanyl to officers

Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied

B.C. MP vows to keep fighting, despite toxic drug crisis bill rejection

Courtenay-Alberni MP’s Bill C-216 aimed to legislate health-based approach to substance use

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied
Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)

Mission man found guilty in biggest drug and gun bust Ridge Meadows Mounties have ever seen

Guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)
A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)

‘Blue fentanyl’ dealer in Mission sentenced to 11 years in prison on trafficking and weapons charges

Christopher Harmes is 1 of 2 men charged in biggest bust in Ridge Meadows RCMP’s history

A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)
A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Mission men charged in huge drug, gun bust in Maple Ridge have search warrant challenge dismissed

Christopher Harmes, Scott Cashman charged in Ridge Meadow RCMP’s largest seizure ever

A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Protesters at Health Minister Adrian Dix’s office in Vancouver from Moms Stop The Harm. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge women of Moms Stop the Harm speak out

Group demanding more government action on overdose deaths

Protesters at Health Minister Adrian Dix’s office in Vancouver from Moms Stop The Harm. (Special to The News)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Three men charged related to 2020 drug busts in BC Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Project Juliet saw the seizure of fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms valued at $30 million

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Ridge Meadows RCMP mark their largest-ever seizure of fentanyl, along with other hard drugs. (RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP have largest-ever fentanyl bust

More than 63,000 doses of fentanyl and other drugs seized

Ridge Meadows RCMP mark their largest-ever seizure of fentanyl, along with other hard drugs. (RCMP/Special to The News)
Black Press file.

Alouette Addictions says government would allow too much fentanyl

Proposal to decriminalize 4.5 grams ‘crazy’ amount, says Korchinski

Black Press file.
A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)

B.C. anti-gang unit seizes 9 kg of ‘potentially deadly’ fentanyl

The bust was the end of a 10-month drug trafficking investigation into Lower Mainland criminals with ties to gang activity

A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)
British Columbia on track to record more than 2,000 deaths this year due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Toxic drug crisis disproportionately killing B.C.’s First Nations people

First Nations Health Authority reports First Nations people killed at more than five times B.C. rate

British Columbia on track to record more than 2,000 deaths this year due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Superintendent Aaron Paradis, community services officer with the Surrey RCMP, during a media availability about a recent drug bust in Port Coquitlam. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Police seize 13 million ‘potentially fatal doses’ of pure fentanyl at B.C. drug lab

The evidence was seized at large, illicit drug manufacturing site in Port Coquitlam

Superintendent Aaron Paradis, community services officer with the Surrey RCMP, during a media availability about a recent drug bust in Port Coquitlam. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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