B.C. overdoses

BC Centre for Disease Control naloxone kit (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)

Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

More than 4,700 people have died of overdoses since B.C. declared a public health emergency in early 2016

BC Centre for Disease Control naloxone kit (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health announces new overdose prevention service provider in Campbell River

New provider will look at increasing the number of people utilizing OPS in Campbell River which is one of the lowest on Vancouver Island

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left, Tracy Masters and her niece Kristy Masters started a new outreach group to fill in the gaps for people in the community suffering from mental health and addictions issues.They held their first meeting in May 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Masters of Hope bringing hope to mental health issues on Vancouver Island

Personal experience inspires family to inspire a safe space to discuss mental health and addiction

From left, Tracy Masters and her niece Kristy Masters started a new outreach group to fill in the gaps for people in the community suffering from mental health and addictions issues.They held their first meeting in May 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Corey Ranger holds up his naloxone kit, something he always carries around. Having the product and training on hand has helped him save three lives since moving to Victoria in April. (File Contributed/ Corey Ranger)
Corey Ranger holds up his naloxone kit, something he always carries around. Having the product and training on hand has helped him save three lives since moving to Victoria in April. (File Contributed/ Corey Ranger)
Many people attended a vigil for Carson Crimeni in Walnut Grove on Aug. 8. (Shane MacKichan photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Talking to kids about drugs

Communication is even more vital in the wake of an apparent overdose death

  • Aug 20, 2019
Many people attended a vigil for Carson Crimeni in Walnut Grove on Aug. 8. (Shane MacKichan photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)