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Port Moody to explore training city’s frontline staff on use of naloxone kits

By Patrick Penner, Tri-Cities Dispatch, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Port Moody’s frontline staff may soon receive training with naloxone kits to help save people suffering from a lethal dose of drugs. 

Following the 7th anniversary of the provincial declaration of the public health crisis in April, Port Moody councillors vowed to take more action

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110 purple flags will fly along Tri-Cities routes on Friday to mark 7th anniversary of B.C.’s toxic drug emergency

By Patrick Penner, Tri-Cities Dispatch, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

On Friday April 14, commuters travelling along the Tri-Cities’ arterial routes counted 110 purple flags – one flag for every 100 people killed by toxic drugs since a public health crisis was announced.

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody all granted the TriCities Overdose Community Action Team (TCCAT) a highway use permit to display the public art message meant to lessen the stigma around opioid addiction. 

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