Recently, the Food Costing in BC Report was released for 2022. No surprise: The cost of healthy eating was high at the time of data collection (May-June 2022) and it is likely higher now.
There has been an increase in overdoses in Prince George linked to brown sugar granules. Drug checking services indicated high levels of fentanyl (30%) and benzodiazepine (5-10%). Reportedly, it has been causing people to black out and behave unusually, consistent with benzodiazepine effects. Both fentanyl and benzodiazepine test strips have shown positive results.
Northern Health is preparing in response to expanded evacuation alerts and orders resulting from wildfire activity in the Peace region and preparing accordingly for any impact on local health services.
There has been an increase in overdoses in Prince George linked to a red colored drug sold as “down.” Drug checking services found high levels of fentanyl (15-20%) and bromazolam (10-15%) a benzodiazepine.