APTN Investigates – Killer Pain

Over 1000 preventable deaths. Will society accept the solutions?

Rob Smith
APTN Investigates
Vancouver’s tough Downtown Eastside is suffering from Fentanyl.

As officials scramble to predict how bad the crisis will become, community activists and experts call for a solutions.

Users have had had near-misses with overdoses and suffer the stigmas of addiction and those loved ones left behind are devastated.

Video Journalist

Rob is a member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation from Kingcome Inlet BC. He’s been a part of APTN National news since 2005, Rob brings to APTN almost twenty years of broadcast experience. He joined Investigates in 2013 and has covered protests, land claims and the fentanyl crisis. His cinematography was nominated in 2016 for a Canadian Screen Award.

2 thoughts on “APTN Investigates – Killer Pain

  1. Too many hurting ppl taking really risky choices. On CBC Radio first responders stopped calling it a ‘crisis’ as it was announced 12 months ago. They consider it the new ‘normal’. Horrific for those dying and those first responders. What a black mark on the provincial and federal governments. Civically volunteers and Councillors are doing their best to help. Wake up ppl and demand more help from the province and the federal government.

  2. I can only hope and pray that those of our Families and Friends who are addicted can heat our PLEA
    PLEASE HELP YOURSELF GET BETTER IN MIND BODY AND SPIRIT
    WE ARE THE PARENTS OF JULIAN S BEYNON (RIP)

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