Here's a collection of our coverage of addiction-related issues, including Vancouver and B.C.'s opioid and overdose crisis, mental-health issues, various forms of addiction (including smoking, alcohol, sex, and gambling), harm reduction, treatment and therapies, and more.
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webpage. Commentary Sep 1
A former MP gives credit to Mayor Kennedy Stewart for leading the charge to force provincial and federal governments to act.
Straight Talk Aug 11
The union representing Vancouver firefighters says more services are needed to address overlapping mental-health and opioid crises.
Health Notes Jun 29
Attorney General David Eby shepherded the Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act through the B.C. legislature in 2018.
Movie Reviews May 8
The film puts a human face on a horrific community tragedy while showcasing the resilience and sheer ingenuity of the marginalized.
News Features Jan 19
He was aware that police in the U.S. are more violent than their counterparts in Vancouver, but he didn’t realize how radically different the war on drugs is playing out in America.
Health Notes Dec 9
The first 10 months of 2021 also broke the annual record, which was set in all of 2020.
Commentary Oct 5
A Vancouver city councillor is thinking of the six precious humans who died each and every day during the last month for which overdose deaths were tracked.
Books Sep 7
The free event starts at 7 pm Pacific time.
Commentary Jun 6
Supporters of Bill C-22 say it would help address systemic overrepresentation of minorities in court.
Health Notes Jun 2
The April 2021 death total was 43 percent higher than the number of similar deaths in April 2020.
Commentary May 15
Vancouver has finally set its sight on drug decriminalization, recently making public the details of the proposed "Vancouver Model".
Movie Reviews May 5
Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning Of Empathy was shot over five years.