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B.C. has seen an explosion of fentanyl-related deaths over the past year.
We hear about horrific situations in Canada when interactions between mentally unstable people and law enforcement lead to tragic outcomes. Less well known are the longtime efforts of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) to meet the needs of the 30% of their calls that deal with mental illness. While applauding the efforts of police to adapt, shouldn't we also be looking more closely at policies that are creating the chaos of so much untreated mental illness?
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The number is nearly double what was reported a decade earlier.
"This really is a disaster"
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Squamish, B.C. councillor Susan Chapelle is devoting herself to removing hurdles in the justice system for sexual assault victims.
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Union leaders are blaming "contracting out," "contract flipping" and the sale of businesses for the layoffs.
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A Sunshine Coast, B.C. woman is suing Vancouver Coastal Health, claiming her mentally ill daughter beat her with a baseball bat just hours after hospital officials released the teenager despite the co...
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VANCOUVER - Vancouver Coastal Health is sending out a warning to anyone who may have purchased Bruno's Best ready-to-eat seafood products.The health authority says the four varieties of seafood may co...
UPDATE - Oct. 15, 2014: Drug samples taken after a recent rash of suspected heroin overdoses have come back from Health Canada labs as straight Fentanyl, a potent and potentially lethal drug, said the...
VANCOUVER - The syphilis rate in Metro Vancouver has reached a 30-year high, prompting a new campaign aimed at eliminating the disease.Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafso...
Some parents say they want Vancouver Coastal Health to keep a newborn hotline alive after learning it is slated to be terminated at the end of the month. The newborn hotline is offered from 8:30 a.m....
Participants in a unique art therapy program run by Vancouver Coastal Health for people with mental illness are fighting to keep the 21-year-old program alive. About 600 people participate in the pro...
VANCOUVER - Vancouver's health authority is assuring patients their privacy is secure after firing a clerical employee who admitted to sneaking a peek at the medical records of five local media person...
Patients needing emergency medical care will soon be able to go online to shop for the shortest waiting times before deciding which Vancouver Coastal Health hospital to go to. A new website to launch...