Here’s why you’ll soon see chalk body outlines along a major Vancouver street and bridge
August 25, 2021 | Vancouver Is Awesome

A powerful message will be shared right on the sidewalks of one of Vancouver’s major streets with the hopes of initiating more dialogue about B.C.’s ongoing overdose crisis. The group Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) has plans to leave chalk body outlines in highly visible places in and around ...

B.C. expansion to safe supply a start but ‘still too little too late’
August 23, 2021 | Healthy Debate

Eris Nyx has been on British Columbia’s safe supply since the B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) rolled out guidelines for prescribers in the spring of 2020. The guidelines that have become informally known as the first iteration of B.C.’s “safe supply” were – at least in name – what m...

‘Benzo-dope’ may be replacing fentanyl: Dangerous substance turning up in unregulated opioids
August 11, 2021 | The Conversation

Canada has seen a drastic shift in the unregulated drug supply with the emergence of benzodiazepine-adulterated opioids (also known as “benzo-dope”). Benzodiazepines have been detected in as many as 60 per cent of overdose deaths in British Columbia. Recent data from B.C. has observed a steady ...

Calgary MP asks health minister to study poppers, potentially opening door for safe supply
August 09, 2021 | CBC News

A Calgary MP is asking the federal health minister to study the possible benefits or harms of “poppers” — a drug primarily used by men who have sex with men — with the possible outcome of creating a safe supply. Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner said in a letter to federa...

While street drug testing is new to Saskatchewan, in B.C. it’s helped prevent overdoses for years
August 05, 2021 | CTV News Saskatoon

SASKATOON — On Tuesday the provincial government announced it would be funding drug testing strips to detect two potentially deadly substances sometimes found in street drugs. While the drug testing strips are new to Saskatchewan, other jurisdictions such as B.C. have incorporated them into th...
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