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FILE - Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside city hall in Nelson, B.C. on April 14, 2022. (Photo by Black Press)

Decriminalizing drugs in B.C. a ground-breaking approach, says Red Deer harm reduction agency

‘Hopefully open the door for other provinces across Canada to do the same’

 

Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to make ‘important announcement’ with B.C. on overdose crisis

Public health approach focused on reducing harms and saving lives to be revealed

 

Now British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson is shown in Ottawa in this file image on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. British Columbia is ready to announce its next step in preventing future drug poisoning deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. applies to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of drugs

Application applauded widely as a step forward in addressing toxic drug crisis

 

In this undated photo supplied by the New Zealand police, a bag of marijuana is displayed during a police raid as part of Operation Trojan. Authorities in Australia and New Zealand said Tuesday, June 8, 2021, they’ve dealt a huge blow to organized crime after hundreds of criminals were tricked into using a messaging app that was being secretly run by the FBI. (New Zealand Police via AP)

Global sting: FBI-run messaging app tricks organized crime

‘A watershed moment in global law enforcement history’

  • Jun 8, 2021
In this undated photo supplied by the New Zealand police, a bag of marijuana is displayed during a police raid as part of Operation Trojan. Authorities in Australia and New Zealand said Tuesday, June 8, 2021, they’ve dealt a huge blow to organized crime after hundreds of criminals were tricked into using a messaging app that was being secretly run by the FBI. (New Zealand Police via AP)
Red Deer RCMP (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta man arrested for drug trafficking

Drumheller RCMP find methamphetamine and fentanyl

Red Deer RCMP (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Conservation officers provide backup at RCMP traffic stop

Conservation officers provide backup at RCMP traffic stop

Conservation officers gave RCMP a hand at a recent traffic stop that…

  • Jul 31, 2020
Conservation officers provide backup at RCMP traffic stop
Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Investigation included Ponoka, Brazeau, Leduc counties

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation
Alberta Health Services chief zone officer Janice Stewart, Mayor Tara Veer and representatives from the provincial government cut the ribbon at the new facility for youth using drugs. (Photo contributed)

More help in Red Deer for youth addicted to drugs

New facility for Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) program officially opened

Alberta Health Services chief zone officer Janice Stewart, Mayor Tara Veer and representatives from the provincial government cut the ribbon at the new facility for youth using drugs. (Photo contributed)
Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer

Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer

VICTORIA — A push by British Columbia’s health officer to decriminalize drug…

Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer