Vancouver program paving the way in addiction training for health-care workers
April 18, 2019 | CBC News (BC)

A Vancouver-based program has grown into North America’s largest addiction medicine training program only six years into its run. Since 2013, 90 health-care providers have been trained to become experts in treating patients dealing with substance use through the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. ...

One doctor’s answer to drug deaths: opioid vending machines
April 17, 2019 | WIRED

IT’S A WINTER afternoon in Vancouver, and Mark Tyndall is taking me on a tour of all the places people can go if they want to use drugs and be pretty sure they won’t die. BLUE TARPS AND shabby tents with people sleeping in them line our route in the Downtown Eastside, where the wail of an ...

Regulate supply or deaths will continue, hundreds cry in Vancouver’s annual march to end the overdose crisis
April 16, 2019 | Georgia Straight

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Vancouver today (April 16). Five years into an overdose crisis that’s killed thousands in B.C., protesters called for Canada to regulate drugs. They want the federal government to take the country’s illicit-narcotics supply away from organized crime an...

Pilot program establishes Vancouver’s first drug-testing clinic outside of the Downtown Eastside
April 16, 2019 | Vancouver Courier

The equivalent population of a small Canadian city has died in the three years since a public health emergency was declared, and the days of trusting a guy who knows a guy are over. Harm reduction advocates and public health officials time and again say the root cause of the opioid crisis is inextri...

B.C. Liberals calling on province to stagger welfare cheques to avoid ‘Welfare Wednesday’
April 11, 2019 | Global News BC

It’s a day first responders across the province worry about: welfare cheque day. B.C. Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite is hoping to change that. Currently, the provincial government distributes welfare cheques on the third or fourth Wednesday of the month. First responders have seen a significant inc...

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