Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:35 PM ET

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National Audio 3:35 PM ET

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NAT115 - (Overdose-Crisis) 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. …

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