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Fentanyl a main cause in surge in B.C. drug deaths this year: coroner

The proportion of deaths where fentanyl was detected in toxicology tests jumped to about 60 per cent.

Vancouver and Victoria consider supervised injection in health centres

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are considering offering supervised-injection services in community health clinics, triggered by a new federal government...
Fentanyl laced in heroin deadly to David Smith

Grief and music follow uncle's loss to BC's fentanyl crisis

The late David Smith with his nephew Angus Maude.

Three die from fentanyl overdoses

Three Vancouverites are dead after overdosing on fentanyl within the last 24 hours.

Fentanyl stolen in gun robbery in Vancouver

Police warn drug users to be alert after fentanyl patches are stolen in Vancouver pharmacy robbery.
RCMP say

FATAL FENTANYL: Authorities scrambling following death surge in Vancouver and beyond

Sixteen people overdosed in Vancouver on Sunday alone — including six in one hour — from heroin that police suspect was laced with fentanyl.
Six more overdoses in one hour in Vancouver linked to Fentanyl

Six more overdoses in one hour in Vancouver linked to Fentanyl

A total of 16 drug overdoses, including six in a single hour, have been reported in Vancouver – and fentanyl is the suspected culprit. Police in the city say they handled six overdoses between 7.30...