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1 CN BC: City In Desperate Need Of More Addiction ServicesSun, 30 Sep 2007
Source:Daily Courier, The (Vernon, CN BC) Author:Bank, Natalie Area:British Columbia Lines:71 Added:10/02/2007

The Vernon man who was killed in a cardboard bin was only looking for a place to hang his hat for a few hours.

Days after his death, social service providers are wondering what would have happened if there had been other doors for him to knock on long before the night that became his last.

Barbara Levesque and her staff at the John Howard House have been talking about the incident. She said for them, his death had a clear message: There's a growing need for addictions services at the street level.

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2 CN BC: Downtown Drug House Cleared OutMon, 24 Sep 2007
Source:Daily Courier, The (Vernon, CN BC) Author:Bank, Natalie Area:British Columbia Lines:61 Added:09/28/2007

Cocaine powder and crack were among the drugs police found early Friday morning at a Vernon home now closed under the city's drug house bylaw.

At around 5 a.m. RCMP officers used a search warrant to enter a house in the 2000 block of 33rd Street.

Inside, police found about a dozen people amidst crack, cocaine powder, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk said several people could be charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, but the incident is still under investigation.

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