Opioids

Toronto man who twice fled from Peterborough police arrested by high-risk unit in parking lot – Peterborough

An arrest has been made in connection with police pursuits in Peterborough in late March and last week. According to the Peterborough Police Service, the accused is currently bound by a release order not to occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle. Read more:… Read More »Toronto man who twice fled from Peterborough police arrested by high-risk unit in parking lot – Peterborough

Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

VANCOUVER—Talk to historians and they will tell you Vancouver — the city that spawned Greenpeace and the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters — has always marched to its own, cloudy-skied beat. It is a city whose residents don’t look east for kindred spirits but south to progressive-minded… Read More »Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain

Seven years ago, Mississauga resident Tony Iaboni was diagnosed with a hereditary condition that led to repeated back injuries, causing two herniated discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica. He went from workers’ compensation to permanent disability. “Imagine somebody taking an ice pick and jamming it through… Read More »Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

OTTAWA—The delicate politics of drug policy were on full display this week, as Canada’s chief health officer suggested decriminalizing hard drugs should be discussed to address a spike in opioid overdose deaths, while Health Minister Patty Hajdu insisted decriminalization was not a “silver bullet” solution.… Read More »Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

4 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Northumberland County – Peterborough

Four people face drug-related charges following the raid of a residence in Brighton, Ont., last week. According to Northumberland OPP, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Butler Street West in Northumberland County on Thursday as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Read… Read More »4 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Northumberland County – Peterborough