opioid crisis

This May 13, 2015, file photo shows the contents of a drug overdose rescue kit at a training session on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers, in Buffalo, N.Y. An opioid poisoning committee has been formed by a group of Edmonton physicians to address spiking overdose deaths in the community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Carolyn Thompson

Edmonton doctors form opioid response committee to address spiking overdoses

Edmonton doctors form opioid response committee to address spiking overdoses

 

People wait to enter the Safeworks supervised consumption site at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta delays identification requirements for supervised drug-use sites

Alberta delays identification requirements for supervised drug-use sites

 

The Safeworks supervised drug-use site, housed in the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre in the Beltline neighborhood in Calgary, is shown on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Alberta's United Conservative government launched new provincial regulations for supervised drug-use sites in June, which outline standards for the operation of existing and future sites to receive funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alanna Smith

‘Life and death:’ Harm reduction groups file lawsuit against Alberta government

‘Life and death:’ Harm reduction groups file lawsuit against Alberta government

 

A volunteer team works to reverse overdoses in Edmonton

A volunteer team works to reverse overdoses in Edmonton

Fake pill bottles with messages about Purdue Pharma are displayed during a protest outside the courthouse where the bankruptcy of the company is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin is entering its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those with claims against the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-chair of Purdue denies responsibility for opioid crisis

Ex-chair of Purdue denies responsibility for opioid crisis

Fake pill bottles with messages about Purdue Pharma are displayed during a protest outside the courthouse where the bankruptcy of the company is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin is entering its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those with claims against the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Heir: Sacklers won’t settle unless freed from opioid suits

Heir: Sacklers won’t settle unless freed from opioid suits

The second Leah’s Light 5K walk/run for overdose awareness was held at Kiwanis Picnic Park in Red Deer in August 2019. This summer the event will be held in August after being postponed because of the pandemic last year. (Advocate file photo)

More young people dying from opioids in Alberta: report

Twenty-nine young Albertans died from opioid poisoning in the first three months of 2021

  • Jun 17, 2021
The second Leah’s Light 5K walk/run for overdose awareness was held at Kiwanis Picnic Park in Red Deer in August 2019. This summer the event will be held in August after being postponed because of the pandemic last year. (Advocate file photo)
A Naloxone kit and sanitizer sit ready for volunteers to use as they prepare to head out and distribute aid to homeless people in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

A Naloxone kit and sanitizer sit ready for volunteers to use as they prepare to head out and distribute aid to homeless people in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. A professor of public health says the Alberta government's decision to close down a safe injection site in Calgary is short-sighted and sad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Public health professor calls Alberta’s move to close safe injection site tragic

Public health professor calls Alberta’s move to close safe injection site tragic

An injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. A professor of public health says the Alberta government's decision to close down a safe injection site in Calgary is short-sighted and sad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart addresses supporters in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Vancouver's mayor says he understands that some drug users aren't happy with the city's proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked out later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver mayor says there’s no time for drug decriminalization redo

Vancouver mayor says there’s no time for drug decriminalization redo

Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart addresses supporters in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Vancouver's mayor says he understands that some drug users aren't happy with the city's proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked out later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Heartfelt messages are left on a table as people come out to mark International Overdose Awareness Day during a mass group naloxone training seminar at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday August 31, 2019. nbsp;When British Columbia's provincial health officer declared an emergency into the overdose crisis five years ago, he said it was because those who died deserved more of a response. Since then, Dr. Perry Kendall says roughly 7,000 died unnecessarily. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

7,000 more overdose deaths since B.C. declared public health emergency in 2016

7,000 more overdose deaths since B.C. declared public health emergency in 2016

Heartfelt messages are left on a table as people come out to mark International Overdose Awareness Day during a mass group naloxone training seminar at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday August 31, 2019. nbsp;When British Columbia's provincial health officer declared an emergency into the overdose crisis five years ago, he said it was because those who died deserved more of a response. Since then, Dr. Perry Kendall says roughly 7,000 died unnecessarily. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart is teaming with the General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit to test automated package delivery in Arizona. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart is teaming with the General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit to test automated package delivery in Arizona. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
RCMP Cpl. Joanie Sidhu speaks about a seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a firearm during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The B.C. Coroners Service says its latest data on illicit drug toxicity deaths show five people are dying every day in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

RCMP Cpl. Joanie Sidhu speaks about a seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a firearm during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The B.C. Coroners Service says its latest data on illicit drug toxicity deaths show five people are dying every day in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta’s second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report was released on Sept. 23, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Alberta’s second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report was released on Sept. 23, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit
A new report says that despite decreases in the prescription of opioids across the province, the death rate from illegal drug overdoses has continued to rise, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

VANCOUVER — Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis,…

A new report says that despite decreases in the prescription of opioids across the province, the death rate from illegal drug overdoses has continued to rise, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations
Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

CALGARY — An Alberta pilot program meant to help some of the…

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year