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  • Self harm a ‘priority area’ for public health amid 4 affected youth visiting Hamilton EDs a week
    The city's manager of mental well-being attributes the emergency room increases to 'unique challenges' that came with the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Health
    Jan 24
  • Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis
    Tory says, coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of federal and provincial spending on mental health is "painfully clear" in Canadian municipalities.
    Canada
    Jan 25
  • Local advocates excited for ‘bold new approach’ to London, Ont. homeless plan
    Mayor Josh Morgan said the $25-million donation is 'by no means' the final cost of the system as it’s something that will require ongoing funding and support.
    Canada
    Jan 18
  • Street drugs in Canada are becoming more toxic — and tools to treat them less effective. Why?
    A rise in highly potent fentanyl mixed with sedatives is making Canada’s street drug supply so unpredictable, tools to prevent overdoses like naloxone are not always effective.
    Health
    Jan 12
  • Community safety review finds Penticton needs more help to address concerns
    Findings from a community safety review of Penticton were recently published.
    Crime
    Jan 12
  • Alberta’s opioid poisoning crisis approaching deadly record, data shows
    Alberta is on track to see its deadliest year for opioid deaths ever.
    Health
    Oct 30, 2021
  • Safe supply is about ‘pulling out all stops’ to prevent opioid crisis deaths: Tam
    Canada’s top doctor says street drugs in Canada have become so toxic that offering a safe supply of opioids is one way to prevent deaths.
    Health
    Dec 24, 2022
  • Is safe supply for opioid use effective? Here’s what the experts, data say
    “It's very difficult to compare pre-2015 levels of overdose to what's happening now because the supply chain has totally changed,” one expert cautioned.
    Canada
    Dec 10, 2022
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  • 21 deaths a day: Families hit by opioid crisis want Parliament Hill flag lowered
    'It's impossible, any day of the week, to not hear about somebody else who has died ... people who you have known for many, many years and know extremely well,' Wendy Muckle said.
    Canada
    Sep 4, 2022
  • The opioid crisis is killing Canadians, but where is the political will to solve it?
    The drug overdose problem grew in Canada over the course of the pandemic, and advocates say it's time to address it.
    Politics
    Aug 31, 2021
  • Coronavirus pandemic aggravates opioid crisis amid rise in overdoses, decline in services
    "Canadians should be seized with this particular crisis," said chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam last month, given it is "escalating as we speak."
    Canada
    Nov 15, 2020
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  • Opioid deaths doubled among First Nations people in Ontario amid pandemic, report says
    The report released Friday says that 116 First Nations people died due to opioid poisoning between March 2020 and March 2021, compared with 50 people in the previous year.
    Health
    Nov 26, 2021
  • Canada needs new approach to tackle worsening opioid crisis, study says
    There have been more than 15,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016.
    Canada
    Aug 24, 2020
  • KFL&A Public Health warns of ‘shadow pandemic’ — the opioid crisis
    KFL&A Public Health is sounding the alarm when it comes to the number of overdoses and deaths due to opioids and toxic drugs in the region.
    Health
    Oct 14, 2021
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  • Canadian drug companies facing $1.1B lawsuit over opioid crisis
    Drug companies are facing a class action lawsuit about their role in the opioid crisis in Canada.
    Health
    May 15, 2019
  • Opioid crisis: $150M settlement reached in B.C.-led lawsuit to recoup health-care costs
    The Canadian arm of Purdue Pharma has agreed to a settlement in B.C.'s 2018 proposed class-action lawsuit against more than 40 opioid manufacturers and distributors.
    Health
    Jun 29, 2022
  • Edmonton opioid crisis: Daily deaths, overdoses overwhelming social services and health-care system
    'Overdoses are happening across the city. It's happening in the suburbs. It's happening in people's homes. Support is needed across the city in every area.'
    Health
    Aug 25, 2021
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  • There are growing calls for drug decriminalization. Could it solve Canada’s opioid crisis?
    Canada needs a coordinated, national drug possession policy that should be designed to tackle opioid overdose mortalities, experts say.
    Health
    Nov 9, 2021
  • Winnipeg opioid crisis taking lives, taxing resources, say WFPS: ‘This is the reality’
    'Our health-care system is struggling, we're struggling with paramedic resources, they're struggling in hospital emergency rooms,' says Michelle Bessas of Winnipeg's opioid crisis.
    Health
    Sep 1, 2021
  • Discussion on decriminalizing drugs should be considered in wake of opioid deaths: Tam
    Dr. Theresa Tam says several provinces -- including British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta -- are seeing concerning spikes in overdose deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
    Canada
    Aug 22, 2020
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  • ‘The largest health crisis of our generation’: How each federal party plans to deal with the opioid crisis
    More than 11,000 people have died of drug overdoses across Canada since 2016.
    Politics
    Sep 16, 2019
  • Youth may be buying opioids from B.C. drug vending machines, recovery centre warns
    The MySafe machines dispense hydromorphone, a medical-grade opioid, providing people with addiction a lifesaving alternative to the toxic drugs circulating on the street.
    Health
    Jan 24
  • With 3,996 opioid deaths in 1 year, Canada hasn’t called a ‘public health emergency.’ Here’s why
    The governing Liberals contend that declaring a public health emergency would not furnish the government with the resources it needs.
    Politics
    Dec 11, 2018
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