Tag Archives: Drug Overdoses

Vancouver’s first indoor overdose prevention site outside the Eastside

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

People who use drugs and harm reduction advocates were celebrating as Vancouver’s first indoor overdose prevention site outside the Downtown  Eastside was approved in a seven-to-four vote by city council Tuesday.

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Heated exchange over Response to Vancouver’s overdose crisis

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Vancouver city council meeting Tuesday on a proposed overdose prevention site near upscale condos and apartments in the Yaletown  neighbourhood highlighted deep divides over the response to the deadly  overdose crisis.

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COVID spreading in Vancouver’s downtown eastside

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The president of a union that represents hundreds of workers in the Downtown Eastside says not enough is being done to inform residents and  workers about rising levels of COVID-19 exposure in the neighbourhood.

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Indigenous crisis line sees rise in COVID-19 related calls

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 the KUU-US Crisis Line Society received an increase of 142% in calls relating to loneliness and an increase of 198% for calls about addictions.

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Stop Attacking drug harm reduction services

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Vancouver city councillor is urging residents to separate legitimate concerns about public safety in the city’s downtown  from attacks on harm reduction services that provide clean needles and a  safe drug supply in the midst of a deadly overdose crisis.

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