After suffering from addiction and being taken away from her family, Cherokee Bent turned a new leaf, dedicating her time and energy to help others that were in similar situations as her.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 1, 2022
Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows in 2021, 93% of all accidental deaths among people experiencing homelessness were identified as being caused by the illicit drug supply.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 8, 2022
Foundry Kamloops will serve as another resource for youth in Kamloops and surrounding areas, like Merritt, to address both mental health and substance issues.
by Marius Auer | Jul 8, 2022
A major opioid manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has agreed to a landmark settlement in Canada. $150 million was paid out by Purdue Canada thanks to a B.C. led initiative to recover healthcare costs related to the ongoing opioid crisis and marketing of opioid-based pain medications.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 15, 2022
The toxic drug epidemic has been a pressing issue across the province of BC. In addressing this emergency, Interior Health announced the launch of a text alert service. The information sent through the service will aid in the prevention of toxic overdose incidents.
by Marius Auer | Jun 10, 2022
The province of British Columbia has received the first ever exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, ensuring adults are not subject to criminal charges for the possession of certain illegal drugs for personal use for three years, starting January 31, 2023.
by Marius Auer | May 3, 2022
Over 150 British Columbians lost their lives to toxic drugs for the 18th consecutive month, according to the new preliminary data from the BC Coroners Service.