Public Meeting In Bedford Nova Scotia – – – Our Young People Are Dying !

PUBLIC MEETING – Everyone is welcome
Our Young People are Dying from Prescription Drug Abuse
Date: May 26, 2012
Time: 1 PM to 3 PM
Place: Bedford Lion’s Den, Lebrun Centre, 36 Holland Avenue, Bedford, NS B4A 1E5


The speakers may include local and provincial politicians, as well as the following:

  • Amy Graves
Amy lost her brother Josh, in Cambridge, NS from a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Josh was 21 years old.
See the CBC News article:
  • Cheryl Jones Veinotte
Cheryl lost her son, Brandon Wentzell, in Bridgewater, NS from a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Brandon was 19 years old.
See the CBC News item:
  • John Munro
John lost his step-daughter, Brianne Ashley (a C.P.A. graduate), in Halifax, NS from a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Brianne was 20 years old.
See the Chronicle Herald news article:
Hear John’s radio interview With Jordi Morgan on radio 95.7 together with pictures of his daughter:


In May of last year a report was published entitled “Drug related overdoses in the Annapolis Valley”.

On page two of that report it states very clearly:
The Chief Medical Examiner commented that opiate related deaths are not
unique to the Annapolis Valley and the numbers in the Valley appear to be similar to
what is seen in other areas across the province.”

In the four years from 2007 to 2010 there appears to have been at least 13 deaths related to prescription drugs in the Annapolis Valley.

Since the population of HRM is four to five times the size of the valley, is it possible that (in the same four years) the number of deaths in HRM could be as high as 65. These are primarily our young people. Does this concern you?


· Hear how prescription drug abuse has affected the lives of others.

· Talk about how this problem has affected your life.

· Discuss what action needs to be taken to prevent more unnecessary deaths.

· Learn how you can protect your children.

· Help shine a light on this critical issue.

For more information about the meeting contact:

John Munro;

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