Yukon officials warn of deadly street drugs amid ongoing opioid crisis


The Carcross/Tagish First Nations has declared a state of emergency in its community in connection to the drug crisis in the territory.

The executive council of Carcross/Tagish First Nations said the move was in relation to a “recent drug-related deaths impacting the community.”

In a news release issued Wednesday, the Carcross/Tagish First Nations said there were three drug-related fatalities impacting the community within the first week of the new year.

Yukon officials confirmed one drug-related death during a COVID-19 news conference on Wednesday, but said more are under investigation.

“Our nation is deeply saddened by the recent loss of three of our people to drug overdoses. The issue is as complex as the people that we have

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