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Feds discuss decriminalizing drug possession in Vancouver

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The federal government has agreed to begin discussions about decriminalizing drug possession in Vancouver, Mayor Kennedy Stewart said  today.

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Testing gaps result in the virus sometimes going undetected

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 cases in care homes with even the most stringent screening policies are going undetected, according to a new study, highlighting the need for B.C.’s universal and strict virus-control measures.

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In Plain Sight: widespread racism in Health Care system

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An Indigenous woman wakes up in a hospital far from her rural community in 2018 and again in 2019, dry heaving after both of her  surgeries.

She thinks she could be  allergic to the sedative, but the nurse assumes she is going through  withdrawal, despite the fact she hadn’t been drinking before either  surgery. “You people drink too much,” the nurse says, and moves the  woman to a bed where she doesn’t get further care for three days.

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Will Vancouver be the first Canadian city to decriminalize drugs?

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver could become the first Canadian city to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in an effort to prevent increasing numbers  of overdose deaths.

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More British Columbians are being hospitalized due to COVID

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia’s health minister says the province’s hospital capacity remains strong despite a significant rise of people  hospitalized due to COVID-19 over the weekend.

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