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Health Canada approves safe injection sites in Edmonton, Lethbridge

Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada approval to offer safe injection sites for opioid drugs.

Alberta Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne said the decision will help reduce a growing number of fatal drug overdoses and the spread of diseases such as HIV. 509 more words

Politics

Health Canada gives 'kiss of death' to planned policy for rare-disease drugs

OTTAWA — Health Canada has quietly deleted from its website all references to a planned framework for rare-disease drugs that dates back to 2012 and was intended to improve the availability of such drugs in Canada. 923 more words

News

After years of work, GrenEx licensed as first Edmonton cannabis company

After years of preparation, an Edmonton company has finally received a licence to start operating the city’s first medical cannabis grow op.

GrenEx Pharms Inc. has spent about $4 million developing a 930-square-metre marijuana cultivation facility inside a former south Edmonton warehouse, but Health Canada only issued a licence Sept. 600 more words

Local News

Guelph police officer may have been exposed to fentanyl during crash probe

GUELPH, Ont. – Police in Guelph, Ont., say they believe an officer was exposed to fentanyl while investigating a collision.

In a release Thursday, police say white powder was found in a vehicle during a crash investigation on Sept. 118 more words

Crime

'It makes you feel you're not alone': Supervised injection trailer arrives at Shepherds of Good Hope

Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, John Sangster sat cross-legged on the pavement in a Lowertown parking lot with a needle filled with the opioid hydromorphone pressed into his arm. 961 more words

Local News

Icon Motorcycle Helmet Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Parts Canada recalls an estimated 187 Icon Motorcycle Helmets due to suspected component failure and consequential risk of injury or death in the event of a crash, all serious health and safety hazards. 665 more words

Vehicles

Canopy marijuana company expanding in deal with mystery B.C. greenhouse operator

Canopy Growth Corp. will spread its cannabis empire into B.C. with a deal that will give another huge boost to what is already the world’s largest medical marijuana company. 271 more words

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