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Charges against man accused of keeping HIV status from 12 women could be dropped (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Charges against a Fraser Valley man that was the subject of a major police warning when he was accused of failing to disclose his HIV status to a dozen sexual partners appear to be on shaky ground.

Organ Donor Awareness

Two patients, four transplants. The powerful story of organ donation as told by two recipients. Why the need for donation may be greater now than ever.

Mudslinging and hot air in 4/20 aftermath (SPH)

The mud at Sunset Beach is nowhere near as significant as it was this time last year, but the mud-slinging is.


Joint VPD-mental health program a flop in Downtown Eastside (SPH)

Vancouver—A $370,000 plan to help Vancouver police better deal with those in mental distress has been used just 11 times since its inception three years ago, a StarMetro investigation has found, raising questions about the suitability of the program for the city’s most troubled area.

North Vancouver health care leader retires after 42 years (Dianne Doyle)

Dianne Doyle started her career as a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1976 and now, more than four decades later, she’s ending it as the head of the organization, having set the stage for the planned new St. Paul’s that will serve the health needs of British Columbians for generations to come.

Park board reduces estimated 4/20 clean-up after more thorough inspection (SPH)

The lawntroversy continues following Vancouver’s 24th annual 4/20 protest and farmer’s market on Friday.

Almost 40 cannabis 'overdose' patients treated at St Paul’s during 4/20 (SPH)

On April 20, the Vancouver Police Department sent out a media release saying that emergency services were “ON HIGH ALERT” (yes, an all-caps weed pun care of the VPD) during the annual 4/20 protest.

Canadian mini-series set to shoot in the Comox Valley (MSJ)

St. Joseph’s General Hospital will soon be shining brightly on the small screen.

Dix says B.C. remains focused on fighting youth overdoses in wake of teen’s death (BCCSU)

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the province continues to focus on reducing the number of teens dying as a result of the overdose crisis that’s gripped B.C. over the past few years.

4/20 Vancouver cannabis fest once again reveals differences between city's Green politicians (SPH)

For the second straight year, the two Green commissioners on the Vancouver park board are singing from different song sheets when it comes to the 4/20 cannabis protest at Sunset Beach Park.

Park board official hopes field used for 4/20 will be restored in time for Canada Day (SPH)

Vancouver clean-up crews worked overnight to tidy Sunset Beach park after 4/20 celebrations attracted 40,000 revellers who left their mark on the football-sized field, a park board official said.

Vancouver 420 damage at Sunset Beach Park will take up to 5 weeks to fix (SPH)

A field at Sunset Beach Park will be closed for up to five weeks because of damage caused by attendees at the 420 cannabis culture event Thursday, according to the Vancouver Park Board.

Green College hosts discussion on the opioid crisis to bridge gap between academics and advocates (BCCSU)

Health authorities, researchers and advocates met at a Green College panel on April 17 to discuss the cause of Vancouver’s opioid crisis and why solving it might be easier said than done.

Photos: Cannabis use celebrated at Vancouver's 24th annual 4/20 protest at Sunset Beach (SPH)

Today marks the 24th anniversary of Vancouver’s iconic weed appreciation protest and farmer’s market.


While no doubt popular, the 4/20 event at Sunset Beach creates a great deal of backlash.

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