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Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

By The Canadian Press
February 26, 2017 - 9:00am

VANCOUVER — Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement.

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Experts call for more co-ordination in addiction treatment, less stigma

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2017 - 11:28am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:20pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s approach to treating addiction amounts to “a series of disconnected silos” that in some instances increases the likelihood someone will overdose, says the province’s chief medical officer.

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Former Barriere fire chief expected to plead guilty to child porn charges

By Doug Collins
February 20, 2017 - 3:30pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 5:36pm

KAMLOOPS — A man charged with importing or distributing child pornography and possession of child pornography is expected to plead guilty.

Al Kirkwood is the former fire chief of Barriere, and he was also publisher of the North Thompson Star Journal and the Clearwater Times.