Fentanyl overdose deaths in Edmonton spike in first half of 2019

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Fentanyl-related deaths in Edmonton spiked to 90 in the first half of 2019 — higher than the same period in the previous three years. With 56 fentanyl overdose deaths in the city between April and June, the highest since the third quarter of 2018, emergency services in the city are raising alarm to the severity of the issue and the … Read More

‘It’s murder’: How lethal opioids devastated a small region of Ontario

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‘It’s murder’: How lethal opioids devastated a small region of Ontario ByAndrew Russell,Stewart BellandSam Cooper November 28th, 2018 The wood framed clock on the table of Melissa Hurst’s living room is stopped at 7:42 a.m. Inside the clock are the ashes of her son, Luke, who on Mother’s Day 2017 was discovered at that same minute in his bed dead … Read More