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With a million-dollar initiative, United Way takes the pandemic’s mental health effects to heart

By Emily Fagan
Apr 8, 2021

The money will be distributed among mental health organizations on Vancouver Island

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Accusations of mistreatment mount against Royal Jubilee's psychiatric facility

By Nina Grossman
Mar 27, 2021

A Facebook group surfaced allegations of insensitive and uncaring treatment for people in distress

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Raids and an eviction notice won't be the end of Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

Members rely on the club’s low-cost, high-THC products, but they say to meet the requirements of the Cannabis Act would be to dismantle the organization

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How an estranged Victoria family has come together to find Sean Hart

By Brishti Basu
Dec 16, 2020

Hart went missing 40 days ago today from a mental health facility in Saanich. No one has reported seeing him since, but his family has come together to make sure he's found

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BC's worsening overdose crisis, graphed

By Snejana Vorona
Aug 12, 2020

The peripheral effects of COVID-19 have exacerbated an opioid crisis that, until recently, was trending downwards

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How thousands of Canadian care home residents are being sedated with potentially deadly drugs

By Tori Marlan
Jul 19, 2020

In some senior's homes, up to half of all residents have been prescribed potentially dangerous anti-psychotics not for psychosis, but because it makes them easier to handle

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Island Health Asks People to Stop Harassing Its Staff Over False Rumours Of A Racist Employee

By Sean Craig
Jun 11, 2020

Online mobbing spurred by a racist post from a woman who was falsely alleged to work for the health agency

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How Victoria Is Preparing for Coronavirus

A lot of people are losing sleep to stop novel coronavirus from getting a beachhead in Canada. Here’s what they’re doing.