Canadians care less about opioid addiction than before the COVID-19 pandemic: poll

B.C. had a record-breaking year for illicit drug overdoses in 2020, but a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute suggests people care less about opioid addiction than they were … Read More

Saskatoon man cycles 1,670 km to raise awareness for Canadian overdose crisis

Iliajah Pidskalny’s bicycle journey across Western Canada to raise money and awareness for the country’s overdose crisis began in Saskatoon on Jan 1. Twenty-nine days and 1,670 kilometres later, he … Read More

Federal government to fund safer drug supply projects in Vancouver, Victoria

The federal government is providing more than $15 million over the next four years to create four safer drug supply projects for people at risk of overdoses in British Columbia. … Read More

Vancouver mayor hopeful as Ottawa agrees to talks over decriminalization of drugs

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he’s encouraged by the federal health minister’s commitment to work with the city after it asked that possession of small amounts of illicit drugs be … Read More

Canada needs new approach to tackle worsening opioid crisis, study says

Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in … Read More

B.C. overdose deaths hit record high for second consecutive month

For the second consecutive month the BC Coroners Service is reporting a record-breaking number of illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected deaths. In June, 175 people in the province died … Read More