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The conversation Whistler’s not having

The conversation Whistler’s not having

As Whistler sets up its first-ever drug-checking site, local support workers want to open up the conversation around drug use and addiction
Burnaby non-profits want less stigma, more resources to fight drug crisis

Burnaby non-profits want less stigma, more resources to fight drug crisis

With city suffering dozens of deaths every year from toxic drugs, coalition combats demonization of users, calls for easier access to detox
Creating a supportive environment for recovery in Squamish: Combating substance abuse and community stigma

Creating a supportive environment for recovery in Squamish: Combating substance abuse and community stigma

‘When you start feeling accepted as you are, I don't think it can be overstated the impact that can have on someone's psychology,’ says the co-ordinator with the Sea to Sky Community Action Team.
A snapshot of the opioid crisis on the lower Sunshine Coast

A snapshot of the opioid crisis on the lower Sunshine Coast

From the future of the overdose prevention site, to safer supply, to shíshálh Nation’s response – here’s just some of how the Coast is coping with the crisis.
Squamish and the opioid crisis: Letter to my daughter — Forever 15

Squamish and the opioid crisis: Letter to my daughter — Forever 15

This is a letter from Brenda Doherty to her daughter Steffanie Lawrence who died of toxic drug poisoning in 2018.
Coquitlam first responders face growing toxic drug overdose battle

Coquitlam first responders face growing toxic drug overdose battle

Every siren signals another possible overdose in Coquitlam as local firefighters, moms, health-care workers and advocates respond to B.C.'s toxic drug crisis.
The opioid crisis: One mom's story

The opioid crisis: One mom's story

'It’s not a matter of willpower; it’s a matter of life and death.'
Where do I get help in Squamish if I have an addiction?

Where do I get help in Squamish if I have an addiction?

Here are the services — and gaps in service — for people who need immediate help for substance use and opioid addiction in Squamish.
Premier weighs in on northern B.C. overdose crisis

Premier weighs in on northern B.C. overdose crisis

The Northern Health region had the highest rate of overdose deaths per capita in 2022.