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Vancouver mayor calls on federal leaders to act on overdose crisis
Kennedy Stewart is aiming for a Health Canada exemption from federal drug laws so a safe substitute opioid could be distributed through a non-profit organization to prevent overdose deaths from potentially dangerous drugs laced with fentanyl.
Youth suicide prevention program aims to expand across Canada
Hospital for Sick Children testing a youth suicide prevention strategy in a unique clinical trial.
School returns in B.C. with uncertainty surrounding contract for teachers
Teachers in British Columbia will be returning to the classroom without a contract despite the help of a mediator who spent 13 days this summer at the bargaining table with their union and the employer.
Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism
The president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians says it is working with the provincial government to consider how it can follow up on its 2012 apology and redress racism.
6 First Nations launch new court challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline
Several First Nations have launched new court challenges to the federal government's recently re-approved Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Taking low-THC marijuana doesn't increase a driver's risk of crashing, study finds
Research analyzed THC amounts in the blood samples of more than 3,000 people who were injured behind the wheel.
Alcohol main cause of substance-related deaths in hospital
Alcohol contributes to more than half of all substance-use hospitalizations, Canadian Institute for Health Information says.
Couples struggling to conceive better off not smoking pot, doctors say
Smoking marijuana associated with decreased sperm count and delayed ovulation, says an obstetrician-gynecologist calling for more research into reproductive aspects of the recreational drug.
Burnaby mayor wants more action on pipeline after meeting with Trudeau
The mayor of Burnaby, B.C., says he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss his concerns about the risk of a fire at a tank farm in his city, which would be the terminus of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.
Data showing no rise in life expectancy due to opioids need to be Canadian election issue, B.C. doctor says
Life expectancy at birth did not increase for the first time in four decades and Statistics Canada calls the drug overdose crisis a major contributing factor.
Systemic change needed to address suicide among physicians in Canada, doctors say
Dr. Sarah Tulk remembers feeling hopeless while training as a resident, her energy sapped by the demands of a job that had her working 24 hours and more straight, until the depression that set in had her thinking she'd kill herself.
Exhibit debuts in B.C. showing impact of 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India
"Lapata and the Left Behind" debuts this weekend. The exhibition of black-and-white photos illustrate the pain and suffering of mothers and grandmothers left behind, holding treasured pictures of their sons and other family members.
Canada's medication warnings should be more consistent with other countries, says UBC professor
The lead investigator of a new study says that between 2007 and 2016, Health Canada issued safety warnings for only 50 per cent of drug-safety issues identified in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.
PoCo fire chief instructs city staff to call fire dispatch, not ambulance for medical emergencies
Patient safety is at risk in British Columbia because of changes to the 911 dispatch system, says a fire chief who has instructed city staff not to call an ambulance during medical emergencies.
Supervised drug consumption sites considered for Canadian prisons
Canada's prisoner service is considering opening overdose prevention sites and the correctional officers' union says one has been proposed for the institution in Drumheller, Alta.