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Marijuana legalization comes one step closer as Senate committee adds amendments to Bill C-45 (BCCSU)

A Senate committee has passed more than two dozen amendments to the federal government’s cannabis legalization bill, including one that would allow provinces and territories to ban home-grown marijuana.

B.C. launches mental health program to support 2017 wildfire victims

The B.C. government in collaboration with several partners has announced a new program to provide mental health supports for those impacted by last year's record-breaking wildfire season.

B.C. to spend $181M to create 200 general practitioner jobs

The province will spend $181 million to recruit 200 medical resident grads into general practitioner jobs over three years, Health Minister Adrian announced in Vancouver Sunday.

As artists are being pushed out of the city, a new space opens in the Downtown Eastside (VCH)

VANCOUVER—While many members of the Vancouver arts community are being pushed out of their spaces, a new performing arts facility has opened in the historic Woodward's building in the Downtown Eastside.

Providence Health Care opens Vancouver’s only safe injection site outside DTES (OPS)

It’s the city’s only pop-up tent for safe injections located outside of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and the number of people making use of it has doubled every week since it opened, according to Providence Health Care. 

Neovasc Provides Highlights from EuroPCR; Symposium Generates Increased Interest in Reducer (Dr. Anson Cheung)

Neovasc Inc, a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies, today provided highlights from EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Chinese seniors will have new place to call home (VCH)

VANCOUVER—For 40 years, the Villa Cathay Care Home has been a home away from home for Chinese seniors in need of support.

Eastside Flea operators take the reins on massive art, music space (SPH)

Whether she likes them or not, Jill Whitford has just about had enough of avocados.

Harcourt on True Leaf (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Former Premier of British Columbia Mike Harcourt will be a featured speaker at the BC Pharmacy Association’s Annual Conference tomorrow.

St. Paul's opens supervised injection site in tent outside hospital (OPS)

St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has set up the first overdose prevention site at a hospital in B.C., as new figures show an ever-increasing rise in overdose deaths from illicit drugs.

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