Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. x-13s. Vancouver's mayor has released an emergency task force's report calling for urgent action including a safe supply of drugs to prevent overdose deaths. Fire chief Darrell Reid says a half-per cent property tax increase last year allowed for mental health supports for firefighters who respond to more overdose calls than anywhere else in Canada. Reid says he was exposed to the crisis for the first time about a year and a half ago when one crew responded to four serious overdoses in one alley within a couple of minutes.

(" ... impacted Vancouver.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The task force's report is calling for over three million dollars in provincial and federal funding and goes to city council on Thursday for approval. …

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