The Light Up Purple campaign is one example—it was created to encourage a greater focus on mental health.
The film, which receives its Canadian premier October 7, takes viewers inside a network of underground healers, sharing news of a promising if controversial treatment for problematic drug use.
Burnaby resident Eileen Davidson was diagnosed at the age of 29.
The self-described conscious capitalist will soon be in Vancouver to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference.
The cooperatives would function similar to buyers clubs of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s, letting members procure pharmaceutical opioids as safer alternatives to illegal drugs found the street.
The study's senior author was associate professor of psychology Frances Chen and the lead author was postdoctoral fellow Christine Anderl.
Five years into Vancouver's opioid epidemic, some groups say they're simply too burned out to put in the work that major advocacy campaigns require.
Measures include higher income assistance for residents and improved regulations to enhance public confidence.
In 2018 there were 23 fatal overdoses in B.C. public bathrooms, a freedom-of-information request reveals—deaths health authorities maintain were entirely preventable.
Carol and Leigh Pan purchased a PET/CT scanner for the B.C. Cancer Foundation to show their gratitude to Canada and to the care that Carol received when she was very ill.
“It's not our normal day-to-day life to go through chemotherapy,” she explained. “It upsets the apple cart of your life story, actually."
Drug use at festivals like Shambhala isn’t going anywhere—they’re simply trying to make the practice safer.