Memorial wall for overdose victims erected on DTES
Almost a year after British Columbia’s chief medical officer announced the province was in the middle of an opioid crisis and facing a public health emergency, a memorial wall for people who have died of an overdose has been erected on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Tuesday morning.
The organizers are hoping the wall will help to put a face on the overdose crisis and help families heal.
Former Vancouver Park Commissioner and community advocate Sarah Blyth says they are encouraging people who have lost their loved ones to write a message on the wall and leave a photo or a name.
Yuliya Talmazan reports.
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Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy