street drugs

A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) patch is seen on an officer in Calgary, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

1.5 tonnes of illicit fentanyl ingredient seized at Metro Vancouver port

Fentanyl has been linked to a majority of drug-related deaths over the past five years

 

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” have made their way into street drugs according to Northern Health. (Joe O’Connal/The Canadian Press)

Quesnel advocate says Northern Health drug alerts a welcome step for users

Northern Health warned users the drug supply in northern B.C. is contaminated with benzos

 

A specialized RCMP team is investigating a suspicious trailer, which might have connections to the illicit drug trade, found abandoned outside a Cache Creek motel. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Police probe U-Haul trailer linked to illicit drugs left outside Cache Creek motel

Hazardous materials found inside believed to be consistent with the production of illicit drugs

 

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Northern Health warning drug users of potential benzo contamination

The drug does not respond to naloxone, and is being included in street drugs

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
The Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant after arresting an alleged drug dealer Dec. 9. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel RCMP seizes half-pound of drugs

More than 250 grams of cocaine, meth, magic mushrooms and heroin/fentanyl were found

The Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant after arresting an alleged drug dealer Dec. 9. (Observer File Photo)
Jamie Kohlen of Williams Lake holds a photograph of herself with her late brother, Tanner Willburn, 35, who died on Aug. 17. He had a drug overdose at his Vancouver residence on July 8 and never recovered. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jamie Kohlen of Williams Lake holds a photograph of herself with her late brother, Tanner Willburn, 35, who died on Aug. 17. He had a drug overdose at his Vancouver residence on July 8 and never recovered. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Last year’s overdose awareness day featured a display of white crosses with blue ribbons on Front Street as a memorial to people who have died due to overdose. Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel hosting overdose awareness day

Charlene Burmeister, the founder of CSUN, is calling for action in the face of the overdose crisis

Last year’s overdose awareness day featured a display of white crosses with blue ribbons on Front Street as a memorial to people who have died due to overdose. Lindsay Chung photo
Large raid in Kootenays nets drugs, weapons, cash

Large raid in Kootenays nets drugs, weapons, cash

Multiple search warrants result in the arrest of five men and drug, cash seizures

Large raid in Kootenays nets drugs, weapons, cash