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In Victoria, services for drug users not keeping pace, advocates say

In Victoria, services for drug users not keeping pace, advocates say

The number of supervised consumption sites and services for people who use drugs in Victoria has grown, but it’s not keeping pace with need, advocates say.
Editorial: Please care, Squamish

Editorial: Please care, Squamish

Because if you care, you will ask questions of the media, each other, yourselves, our community leaders, law enforcement and governments.
Opinion: We cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem!

Opinion: We cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem!

Current Richmond city councillor weighs in on the on-going drug poisoning crisis.
Opioid crisis: A heartbreak that happens every day

Opioid crisis: A heartbreak that happens every day

Sebastian Witt died of an overdose in May 2015. Not enough has changed since then, says his father
Five crushing years after her daughter’s death, Squamish mom still fighting for secure care

Five crushing years after her daughter’s death, Squamish mom still fighting for secure care

Brenda Doherty’s 15-year-old daughter Steffanie Georgina-Anne Lawrence died from a fentanyl overdose in 2018; current government supports voluntary care instead.
A rural island's access to health services in the opioid crisis

A rural island's access to health services in the opioid crisis

Though the geography comes with natural struggles, Bowen Island has been employing methods which have held the worst of the opioid crisis at bay
Opinion: It feels like my son was murdered

Opinion: It feels like my son was murdered

The toxic drug crisis has claimed thousands of lives in B.C. including the son of Richmond News’ assistant editor Maria Rantanen.
New West centre pushes back against tide of drug deaths

New West centre pushes back against tide of drug deaths

Facility’s services, including safe-consumption resources and drug testing, have helped save lives, city says
Those who overdosed on the North Shore are younger, and most likely to die in their own homes

Those who overdosed on the North Shore are younger, and most likely to die in their own homes

North and West Vancouver are not immune to opioid crisis, says medical health officer
Opinion: Squamish harm reduction services are working

Opinion: Squamish harm reduction services are working

A group told me that they had experienced homelessness and struggled with substance abuse elsewhere, but the OPS and Under One Roof had since helped them tremendously.