opioid crisis

Victoria church displays memorial tapestry for those lost to opioid crisis

Christ Church Cathedral hosts talks on opioid crisis on June 26 and July 3

 

UVic partners with harm reduction groups to run a drug checking pilot project

The three-year pilot will allow people to test their drugs for fatal ingredients like fentanyl

 

Vancouver Island rallies for action on overdose crisis

Protestors call for new policies, safe supply and decriminalization

 

Vancouver Island advocates demand safe supply of opioids

The #SafeSupply NOW! cry is part of the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis on April 16

Skittles spends Valentine’s Day with his new family

A Victoria puppy whose life was saved by a shot of naloxone has been adopted

Vet saves Victoria puppy with naloxone injection

The puppy is now up for adoption through the Victoria Humane Society

City of Victoria pushes for more safe inhalation sites

Council explores harm reduction tactics to combat opioid overdoses

Victoria councillors push for access to safe drugs

A motion coming to council would ask the province for easier access to opioid alternatives

B.C. university to launch app to link drug users with Naloxone kits

Researchers have spent the last year developing the Nal-Pal app

UVic to launch app to link drug users with Naloxone kits

Researchers have spent the last year developing the Nal-Pal app

More opioid harm reduction resources needed for B.C. youth

Front-line workers advocate for a youth-targeted supervised consumption site in Greater Victoria

Drug-related deaths double for B.C. youth in care, advocate says

Teens say positive connections with adults key to recovery

UVic scholar calls for decriminalization of drugs responsible for opioid crisis

New report finds B.C. victims of opioids crisis on lower of end of socio-economic spectrum

Call gets louder for coroner’s inquest into B.C. teen’s overdose death

Former B.C. representative for children and youth weighs in with her support

BC Nurses Union calls for decriminalization of opioids

BCNU president wants the federal government to do more to reduce preventable deaths

Community response to the opioid crisis

Oak Bay High students and parents seek to remove stigma, open conversation, and connect resources

WATCH: Moms Stop The Harm respond to opioid crisis

Someone asked her if she does the work for her son. McBain said: “No, actually. I do it for your son.”

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

Oak Bay parents say medical system helped lead to son’s overdose

Parents of Elliot Eurchuk speak out about needed policy changes in wake of son’s overdose death.

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced changes at UVic’s School of Nursing