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Coroners service says overdose deaths continue at alarming rate

By James Peters / Geordon Omand / Chad Klassen
September 21, 2016 - 1:07pm Updated: September 21, 2016 - 5:58pm

KAMLOOPS — The overdose crisis has been slowing down in Kamloops, with only one reported death since the end of June. But the threat of overdoses on a daily basis is still occupying a lot of time and resources at places like ASK Wellness. 

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Vancouver health authority to apply for at least four new safe-injection sites

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Vancouver could see as many as four new supervised-injection sites by early next year.

Dr. Patricia Daly of Vancouver Coastal Health says the authority is applying to Health Canada to expand the number of harm-reduction sites in its area.