street drugs

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

Children poked by needles in Vernon daycare playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

 

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

UPDATE: RCMP investigate after children poked by needles in Vernon playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

 

Many drugs and weapons were seized by the Kelowna RCMP on Sunday, Dec. 11. (Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)

Fentanyl, meth, ketamine seized in Kelowna roadside stop

The red Mazda 3 carrying the weapons and drugs was pulled over on Sunday, Dec. 11

 

Photo of drug administration supplies from Rutland community. (Submitted)

Multiple overdoses, syringes in neighbourhood falls on shoulders of concerned Kelowna woman

Overdoses on streets of Rutland around supportive housing have increased since opening

Photo of drug administration supplies from Rutland community. (Submitted)
There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)

Look out for white, light pink powder: Drug alert in Kelowna and Vernon

DOWN contains high levels of fentanyl and depressant drugs

There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)
Interior Health has issued a drug alert warning. (File photo)

Drug alert warning issued for Kelowna

Interior Health is warning of pink/purple chalky chunks sold as fentanyl

  • Nov 4, 2022
Interior Health has issued a drug alert warning. (File photo)
File Photo. Deputy at Clallam County Jail watches surveillance monitors from the control room (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

B.C. sheriff points to staff shortages, guard apathy for drugs in prisons

Sheriff speaks on anonymity as to how drugs get into prisons

File Photo. Deputy at Clallam County Jail watches surveillance monitors from the control room (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
(Photo - RCMP/Contributed)

Hundreds of grams of meth turned up in downtown Kelowna drug bust

When cut together, fentanyl and benzos believed to be immune to naloxone during overdose

(Photo - RCMP/Contributed)
Mom Stop the Harm group and city councillor Loyal Woodridge (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Mother who lost son to drug poisoning speaks out at OD Awareness Day in Kelowna

Her son thought he was taking cocaine but it was laced with fentanyl

Mom Stop the Harm group and city councillor Loyal Woodridge (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘I don’t want to die’: Kelowna’s ‘tent city’ Mama calls for drug reform as 6 lives lost per day in B.C.

In all the years she has been an addict, Mama Kjaer has never seen anything like the toxic drug crisis

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity with his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

The war on drugs in B.C. is a failed effort, says UBCO expert

Sana Shahram, PhD, said that the government should decriminalize drug use and provide safe supply.

Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity with his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)

Beware of benzos in Vernon, Kelowna drugs

Interior Health issues alert for people who use substances

A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)
Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to make ‘important announcement’ with B.C. on overdose crisis

Public health approach focused on reducing harms and saving lives to be revealed

Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dhatt was sentenced in the Kelowna Supreme Court (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Brain-injured man sentenced to house arrest for Kelowna drug dealing

Arman Dhatt suffered an aneurysm after being arrested for possession with intent to traffic

Dhatt was sentenced in the Kelowna Supreme Court (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A large quantity of drugs, including fentanyl, were discovered on a wanted person by an alert RCMP officer in Vernon recently. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Wanted man arrested with fentanyl, meth, cocaine, weapons in Vernon

Alert RCMP officer recognized the individual and discovered large quantity of street drugs

A large quantity of drugs, including fentanyl, were discovered on a wanted person by an alert RCMP officer in Vernon recently. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

City council looks to understand mental health and substance use on Kelowna streets

Representatives from Interior Health gave council a presentation on the Mental Health Act on Monday

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)
Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: 19 arrests made in Vernon drug bust

RCMP executed search warrants on four 24th Avenue properties Tuesday morning

Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
University of British Columbia has developed an algorithm which helps predict the next designer drugs before they hit the street. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)

UBC researchers’ algorithm helps ID designer drugs before they hit market

Model being used by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, UN and European law enforcement

University of British Columbia has developed an algorithm which helps predict the next designer drugs before they hit the street. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)
A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) patch is seen on an officer in Calgary, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

1.5 tonnes of illicit fentanyl ingredient seized at Metro Vancouver port

Fentanyl has been linked to a majority of drug-related deaths over the past five years

A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) patch is seen on an officer in Calgary, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
A specialized RCMP team is investigating a suspicious trailer, which might have connections to the illicit drug trade, found abandoned outside a Cache Creek motel. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Police probe U-Haul trailer linked to illicit drugs left outside Cache Creek motel

Hazardous materials found inside believed to be consistent with the production of illicit drugs

A specialized RCMP team is investigating a suspicious trailer, which might have connections to the illicit drug trade, found abandoned outside a Cache Creek motel. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)