Category: Fentanyl

December 9, 2019
Opioid Crisis. Understanding Fentanyl Series

From an update report from the VPD. Odd Squad is mentioned in this report under Prevention. The series was produced over a two year period. Special thanks to Board Member Dr. Bill MacEwan and Theresa Campbell for their help in developing this documentary series directed by Mark Steinkampf & Dave Steverding and produced by Brian […]

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April 9, 2019
Things you need to know about Fentanyl

As we watch the havoc of the opioid crisis escalate in mounting overdose deaths, traumatized families and an ever-increasing call for treatment on demand. Fentanyl’s relative obscurity was shattered and well-publicized after a dramatic increase in the loss of life. Previously used as a safe pharmaceutical painkiller and for surgical procedures, this powerful drug is […]

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November 19, 2018
What the Fentanyl Crisis Really Means

What the Fentanyl Crisis Really Means center no-repeat;left top;; auto default Over the past few years, the Fentanyl Crisis has been making headlines for various reasons. The first being the overwhelming statistics that show since 2015, there has been over 4000 deaths related to Fentanyl. The current statistics in BC show that more people die […]

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December 9, 2017
Back on Track Conference and 20th Anniversary Gala - December 1, 2017

Thank you for attending Odd Squad Productions first annual "Back on Track" Conference and/or the 20th Anniversary Gala, held Friday, December 1, 2017. We were very happy to see you there! Your presence and support enables us to continue educating and mentoring the youth, as well as our our community. We raised over $220,000 for […]

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November 15, 2017
Odd Squad Gala Headlined by Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake

Drug Overdose Awareness ‘Back on Track’ event celebrates society’s 20th anniversary – still with the same VPD beat cops who started the society with a hard-hitting video on the reality of addiction Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake and his wife Anne will bring a personal perspective to the keynote speech at the Odd […]

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February 2, 2017
CBC News : 'Odd Squad' cops say prevention, not more harm reduction, needed for fentanyl crisis

“I don't support elements of harm reduction that are legalizers in sheep's clothing there,” says a retired police officer who served for many years on the Downtown Eastside. He's part of the Odd Squad, a group that works on drug abuse prevention.

Read the original story on CBC: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fentanyl-overdose-vancouver-odd-squad-1.3962727

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June 22, 2016
Fentanyl Crisis on the News in Vancouver

Fentanyl overdose calls plague fire crews in record-busy May Nearly 1,000 emergency calls were handled by a single fire hall last month, and officials say fentanyl is partially to blame. Vancouver Fire Hall 2 responded to 943 calls in May, breaking a record for most 911 calls in one month. "The call volume is getting […]

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June 22, 2016
VPD is asking parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of fentanyl

The Vancouver Police Department is asking parents to speak with their children about the dangers of fentanyl. Chief Constable Adam Palmer believes parents and caregivers have an important influence on their children’s lives, and that these kinds of conversations could make all the difference when teens are faced with difficult decisions. Original story: mediareleases.vpd.ca/..... Letter to […]

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