Drug Deaths Skyrocket In Vancouver Despite Legal Injection Sites

Despite having two drug injection sites that the Trudeau government insists “save lives,” people continue to die of drug overdoses at record rates in Vancouver, British Columbia. During the first half of 2017, 780 people have died from using illegal drugs — 88 percent more than the same period in 2016.

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  • terrence22

    Darwin at work – survival of the fittest, death of the least fit.

    But, the do-gooders will wring their hands and spend more, and more, taxpayer money. The downtown east side of Vancouver already sees a million dollars spent on the drug “crisis”

    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/pete+mcmartin+high+cost+misery+vancouver+downtown+eastside/11632586/story.html

    In a series of stories in 2014, Sun reporter Lori Culbert and I calculated that the 260 (!) social service agencies and social housing sites located within the borders of the DTES received and spent $360 million in 2013, or just under $1 million a day. Almost $265 million of that came from the three levels of government.

    • Alain

      I know they want to pass as do-gooders, but in truth they make a living from what has become another industry funded by our tax dollars in the form of salaries/grants.

  • tom_billesley

    Was that legal injection sites or lethal injection sites?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Oh wait I know the answer to this. Legalize it and tax OTHER people.

  • robins111

    Its a self correcting problem.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      Not really, I live a block from Main and Hastings in Gastown
      and work in the DTES.

      For every one that drops there are a hundred more that step in to replace them and they are getting younger and younger. I see dozens of new fresh faces
      appear ever single day and they don’t fit the usual profile of some trailer trash loser. it’s people in suits, students from schools around the city and teens who seem to think it’s “Cool” to do heroin.

      Being a junky has become some kind of fashion statement.

      Now they are handing out Narcan/Naloxone kits in little bags that you attach to your belt so there hundreds of people on the streets reviving them over and over.

      https://i.cbc.ca/1.3186092.1439236688!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_1180/naloxone-kit.jpg

      https://i.cbc.ca/1.3892642.1481565204!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_1180/naloxone-kit.jpg

      • Millie_Woods

        That’s great. I was getting worried that we were running out of losers.

        • andycanuck

          Justin’s importing more every day to keep up the supply.

          • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

            It’s mostly white people everywhere.

            Asians are big on the opioids but their community has a way of concealing behind closed doors and dealing with it internally.

            Blacks, Hispanics and natives tend to be drunks.

          • andycanuck

            I meant losers in general (phoney refugees) and not junkies in particular. :^)

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  • Micky C.

    Round up all the junkies. Lock them in a dilapidated warehouse with a mountain of smack in the middle, and in a couple of weeks the problem will sort itself out.

  • andycanuck

    And coming soon to Toronto! Thanks, John!

  • ntt1

    Fentanyl and its way more powerful cousin ; carfentanyl are the cause of the massive spike in deaths ,
    its starting to kill recreational/party users too, that coke you just bought is likely to have a high, possibly lethal level of fentanyle in it.,the drug is so powerful there is no way to dilute it by “stepping on it” with milk sugars or other bulking agents .
    CBC and other leftwing media are projecting this as a societal failure and taxpayers must pay whatever costs to treat the dying junkies.
    We already shovel in close to 1 million a day with no apparent improvement.
    Lets offer a structured institution where junkies can self commit, become clean and learn a trade or other vocational training, then shut down all the helping professions that are part of the problem and just let nature take its course with the users that want to continue their destructive lifestyle.
    self selection for self inflicted euthanasia is the only solution.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      I think it partly is a societal thing.

      Degeneracy and a lack of purpose has set in deep in the west and people
      are just saying fuck it.

      On top of that you have movies where junkies are the heroes like Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction.

      Sex, alcohol and drug abuse has been signs of decline in societies throughout history.

      The west is losing it’s will to exist and white people are the hardest hit with that.

      • DaninVan

        lolwut; thanks for your frontline reporting, and thanks for doing what you do. Not a lot of fun I’m guessing.
        Seriously, it’s great to have a first hand witness as opposed to regurgitated MSM blather.

        • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

          It gets to you after awhile and you need to take a break from ingesting all this shit going on. Wish I had the time and money for a trip up the coast of Northern BC. Ocean falls is really calling my name.

          Basically I watch a lot of Animal rescue video channels to counter the nasty garbage in the news.

          Thank you “Hope for paws” and Robin Seplut.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX-PI8MGWBg

          • Maggat

            That was a tear jerker. All the best little fella.

      • Tooth&Claw

        When you’re used as the nation’s piggy bank and your own dreams are curtailed by the tax/spend regime, that will happen.

      • Alain

        More fruit from post modernism.