New drug-testing machines aim to keep users safe in Vancouver

 

The war on drugs has a new weapon on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where overdoses are at an all-time high.

New drug-testing machines are available for anyone to check if their drugs are contaminated.

The two Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometers are stationed at overdose protection sites.

 

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.