fentanyl

Stephen Nutt, left, and mom Julia Mewhort. (Submitted photo)

Mom worries about treatment delays after son’s drug death in Parksville

Stephen Nutt died from fentanyl laced with methamphetamine and heroin while in supportive housing

 

Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe speaks during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: The other epidemic in B.C. has claimed too many lives

New measures beyond simple enforcement have to change the playing field

  • Feb 22, 2021

 

Victoria police officers seized an assault-style rifle among other things during a double arrest Jan. 6. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Fentanyl, loaded assault-style rifle lead to double arrest by Victoria police

Man and woman arrested Jan. 6 after police execute search warrant

 

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen at sunset in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court to examine minimum sentences for fentanyl trafficking

The high court has agreed to jointly hear the appeals of two men who received stiffer penalties

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen at sunset in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Saanich police arrested two men and seized various illicit items during a search on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)

Police arrest two men, seize ‘potent’ purple fentanyl from Saanich suite

Loaded gun, cash also among items seized during search

Saanich police arrested two men and seized various illicit items during a search on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)
Fentanyl was among the drugs seized from a suite in Victoria after VicPD’s Strike Force officers executed search warrants at three Greater Victoria locations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney business may have been used as ‘sophisticated drug production site’

Firearm, fentanyl, cocaine and cash seized from three Greater Victoria locations

Fentanyl was among the drugs seized from a suite in Victoria after VicPD’s Strike Force officers executed search warrants at three Greater Victoria locations. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Raman spectroscopy will help detect trace amounts of fillers in drugs, including fentanyl (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

UVic partners with harm reduction groups to run a drug checking pilot project

The three-year pilot will allow people to test their drugs for fatal ingredients like fentanyl

A Raman spectroscopy will help detect trace amounts of fillers in drugs, including fentanyl (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria man Rande Michael Brown has been convicted on three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (Keri Coles/News Staff)
Victoria man Rande Michael Brown has been convicted on three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (Keri Coles/News Staff)
The BC Nurses Union wants the federal government to decriminalize opioids. As front line workers, like paramedics and firefighters, they see the effects illicit drugs are having on a growing number of people. File photo.

BC Nurses Union calls for decriminalization of opioids

BCNU president wants the federal government to do more to reduce preventable deaths

The BC Nurses Union wants the federal government to decriminalize opioids. As front line workers, like paramedics and firefighters, they see the effects illicit drugs are having on a growing number of people. File photo.
Vancouver Island’s largest supervised consumption site to open Monday

Vancouver Island’s largest supervised consumption site to open Monday

The Pandora location will be open 13 hours a day, 356 days per year

Vancouver Island’s largest supervised consumption site to open Monday

Small West Coast community rallies against drugs and alcohol

Citizens of Hitacu near Ucluelet vow to make community safe again

Fentanyl pills seized by police in Alberta. (RCMP)

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

Fentanyl pills seized by police in Alberta. (RCMP)
Victoria Police seized an array of knives, as well as drugs including cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and fentanyl, an SUV and over $43,000 in cash after executing a search warrant Jan. 25 at an address in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue. VicPD photo

Drugs, knives, cash seized by Victoria Police at downtown address

A man and woman are in custody, facing nine charges

Victoria Police seized an array of knives, as well as drugs including cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and fentanyl, an SUV and over $43,000 in cash after executing a search warrant Jan. 25 at an address in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue. VicPD photo
Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                 Anna Kebaien, who serves as a liaison to the outreach team at Our Place Society, demonstrates how to use a fentanyl test strip.

Fentanyl test strips now available on the Island

Program piloted in Vancouver, resulted in reduction in overdoses

Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                 Anna Kebaien, who serves as a liaison to the outreach team at Our Place Society, demonstrates how to use a fentanyl test strip.
Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)

Fentanyl seized in bust ‘enough to kill 125,000 people:’ VicPD

Suspected dealers came from mainland on ferry; arrest made after weeks of investigation

Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)
Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo

Two up on drug charges, dealing suspected beside Victoria daycare

Cocaine, crystal meth, fentanyl-laced heroin seized, plus cash

Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo
Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)

Fentanyl seized in B.C. bust ‘enough to kill 125,000 people:’ police

Suspected dealers took BC ferry to Island; arrest made after weeks of investigation

Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)
VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak presented a third quarter update at city hall Thursday morning. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Suspected fentanyl dealer arrested, was living next door to daycare in Victoria

Cybercrime trend, stabbings and armed robberies: VicPD chief’s quarterly report

VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak presented a third quarter update at city hall Thursday morning. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)