Jill Sperling

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New overdose stats released, Health Minister to meet with feds

By Jill Sperling
November 16, 2016 - 1:26pm Updated: November 16, 2016 - 5:41pm

KAMLOOPS — Health Minister Terry Lake and Premier Christy Clark will be meeting with the federal health and public safety ministers in Ottawa tomorrow to discuss B.C.'s opioid epidemic.

The meeting comes a day ahead of a national summit on the issue. 

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Mother mourns loss of son to fatal fentanyl related overdose

By Jill Sperling
November 13, 2016 - 10:41am Updated: November 14, 2016 - 5:46pm

KAMLOOPS — Valdine Wilbur's world changed in an instant when her only son, Tyler Laybolt, died of a drug overdose in Kamloops on Nov. 6. 

Wilbur, who lives in Edmonton, was at a dinner with family when her ex-husband called her with the horrifying news.