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More BC police detachments report having seized suspected safe supply

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Written By Fran Yanor
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“Anything that’s being diverted and then resold, is being sold with a profit going to organized crime groups.” –Rob Christenson B.C.’s premier and ministers spent days defending, denying and deflecting after police in two cities seized thousands of drugs believed to be diverted from their government’s publicly funded safer supply program.  Now, Northern Beat has learned a […]

AB minister challenges BC government on drug diversion: ‘Let’s prove it’

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Written By Fran Yanor
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After police in two separate B.C. cities seized thousands of suspected safe supply pills, Alberta’s addiction minister threw down the gauntlet to the BC NDP government, challenging them to prove their publicly-supplied drugs aren’t being diverted to other jurisdictions. “We believe that safe supply is coming to Alberta,” Alberta Addictions and Mental Health Minister, Dan […]

Northern First Nations call for ‘seat at table’ as BC mulls court…

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Written By Fran Yanor
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While the B.C. government considers whether to appeal a court decision recognizing two nations’ Aboriginal right to fish in a damaged river and the province’s fiduciary obligation to protect that right, the communities behind the lawsuit call on governments and industry to work with them to improve the health of the watershed. “Now that the […]

Northwest communities finally get piece of natural resources action

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Written By Fran Yanor
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A few hours after BC Finance Minister Katrine Conroy stood in the legislature to announce $250 million in new funding for a revenue-sharing agreement in the northwest, glasses clinked at a nearby restaurant where mayors and their staff gathered to celebrate a hard-won victory.  “I feel good. I’m really happy. It’s not as much money […]