opioid crisis

Victoria City Councillors call for further investigation into money laundering

A motion coming to council supports a public inquiry into investments linked to the opioid crisis

Victoria puppy saved 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

‘Trying drugs now is an enormous life-threatening gamble’: fentanyl expert

Fentanyl found in fake Xanax has parents and police on high alert

UVic to launch app to link drug users with Naloxone kits

Researchers have spent the last year developing the Nal-Pal app

Youngest opioid overdose victim in B.C. last year was 10 years old

Front-line workers advocate for a youth-targeted supervised consumption site in Greater Victoria

Drug-related deaths double for B.C. youth in care, advocate says

Teens say positive connections with adults key to recovery

New report finds B.C. victims of opioids crisis on lower of end of socio-economic spectrum

UVic scholar calls for decriminalization of drugs responsible for opioid crisis

BC Nurses Union calls for decriminalization of opioids

BCNU president wants the federal government to do more to reduce preventable deaths

Community response to the opioid crisis

Oak Bay High students and parents seek to remove stigma, open conversation, and connect resources

WATCH: Moms Stop The Harm respond to opioid crisis

Someone asked her if she does the work for her son. McBain said: “No, actually. I do it for your son.”

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

Parents call for change to health laws after Oak Bay teen’s death

Accidental overdose has Elliot Eurchuk’s parents seeking change to B.C Infants Act

The West Shore’s only opiate therapy clinic seeks funding

Clinic could be affected if funding cannot be secured

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced changes at UVic’s School of Nursing

As feds ease access to prescription heroin, B.C. could see relief: doctor

Doctor at only clinic in Canada to offer medical-grade heroin says federal move good for B.C.

B.C. launches new drug-checking program, expands fentanyl testing

The program includes new machinery that tests illicit drugs, as well as fentanyl testing strips