opioid crisis

Overdose advisory issued for all of Vancouver Island

Island Health noted increase in overdose deaths last week

 

B.C. sees 60% more overdose deaths in March compared to first two months of 2020

That equates to roughly seven British Columbians dying every two days

 

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020

 

As B.C. grapples with pandemic, top doctor marks grim anniversary of overdose crisis

Dr. Henry said the stigma associated with addiction, the challenges with getting help remained top of mind

VIDEO: Unique vending machine offering syringes, naloxone coming to B.C. cities

The machine is the invention of Nelson’s SMRT1 Technologies

Cowichan struggling to find new home for well-used overdose prevention site

510 ‘unique’ clients who, together, average about 2,600 visits a month

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Unclaimed remains piling up in Victoria

Rate of unclaimed cremations related to opioid crisis triples in Greater Victoria region

More than 200 lives saved in first year at Victoria’s supervised consumption site

Vancouver Island’s largest site celebrates first anniversary with a report of zero deaths

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