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Overdose Crisis

Lifesaving drug test not available to users on Vancouver Island

By Brishti Basu
Dec 8, 2020

Fentanyl test strips are approved for use at home—but you can only get them in Vancouver and the BC Interior, baffling experts

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BC sets new record for overdose deaths

By Cameron Welch
Jul 17, 2020

Only halfway through 2020, and overdose deaths have already dwarfed the total for all of 2019

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May Was BC’s Deadliest Month Ever for Overdoses

By Cameron Welch
Jun 12, 2020

The month’s 170 overdose fatalities alone surpassed the province’s total COVID-19 deaths

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Province-Backed Anti-Overdose App Criticized As Out-Of-Touch

By Anna J. James
May 22, 2020

As one recovering addict told The Capital, when you’re looking to inject drugs “it’s not like you’ll look around for Wi-Fi”