New addiction and mental health beds will improve access
The Province has committed to opening 34 new beds dedicated to helping people with addictions and mental health issues in Medicine Hat and Fort McMurray, with funding from its Safe Communities initiative.
Younger looking people can expect B.C. liquor store ID checks
People who appear to be 25 years old or younger can expect to be asked for two pieces of identification this year when buying liquor at any of B.C.'s 197 government liquor stores.
A realistic approach to drug crimes
Woodstock's police chief says it's unrealistic to believe his officers can completely eradicate the city's drug culture.
Conference highlights youth addiction issues
Youth addiction issues take the spotlight at a one-day conference and forum next week. The Nanaimo Addiction Foundation is hosting its first ever community awareness and education event Wednesday (Feb. 23) at the Coast Bastion Inn.
Iqaluit residents weigh in at Liquor Act review
About 40 people gathered in Iqaluit on Wednesday to suggest changes to Nunavut's Liquor Act, as part of a territory-wide tour by task force that is reviewing the outdated legislation.
Saskatchewan group seeks ways to curb woes of alleged prescription drug ring
Alleged prescription drug trafficking in Saskatchewan has sparked the formation of a group that will look at ways to prevent addictions, overdoses and drug-related suicides.
RCMP decry time wasted busting legal grow-ops
RCMP resources are being heavily used in the investigation of marijuana growing operations, only for officers to find many of the outfits they attempt to bust are licensed by Health Canada.