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Where Vancouver leads in LGBT progress: Local health professionals are at the world's forefront (Dr. Julio Montaner)

When it comes to LGBT health, Vancouver has been and continues to be at the forefront of medical developments, socially progressive initiatives, and humane responses in the face of discrimination.

Foundry fundraising meets $2 million goal

It is with extraordinary pride and gratitude that we announce the completion of our ‘Not Alone’ campaign to raise $2 million to support the opening of Foundry Kelowna.

Stopping the opioid epidemic means smarter prescribing (Dr. Evan Wood)

One of the confusing ironies of addressing the opioid crisis is that halting overdose deaths will require stopping prescribing for some, while actively prescribing opioids to others.

Providence Health Care suspends discussions with Glacier View Lodge

Providence Health Care has decided to temporarily suspend amalgamation discussions with Glacier View Lodge until the board and society have concluded “internal discussions,” Providence has said.

Opinion: Renew strategy to achieve a hepatitis C free future (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Friday is World Hepatitis Day and we have much to celebrate. We have made great strides in our work toward eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030, but there are still critical areas where we can and must do more.  

Trudeau Should Hear It From Horgan: Legalize Opioids For Addiction (Crosstown Clinic)

When B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, he has an opportunity to make the case that the federal and provincial governments need to work together to take drastic steps to deal with the overdose crisis.

3 out-of-the-box ideas for a B.C. Liberal comeback

No doubt, former premier Christy Clark is working the backrooms of the B.C. Liberal party plotting to remain leader into the next election.

Editorial: The challenges facing the new cabinet

Premier John Horgan’s mostly fresh-faced gender-balanced cabinet begins it mandate under trial by fire. More than 40,000 British Columbians have been forced from their homes by 152 wildfires burning in B.C.’s interior. One of the incoming government’s first actions was to extend a provincial state of emergency and announce payments, drawn from a $100-million emergency wildfire fund, to evacuees of $600 a household for every 14 days they are unable to return home.  The social, environmental and economic costs of this year’s forest fire season will be enormous.

New Minister of Mental Health and Addictions challenged to visit injection site (Crosstown Clinic)

Advocates for drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) are calling on the province’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to come to the front lines herself.

Vancouver drug users’ group once considered militant has led prevention policy (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

A copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms graces a wall around the corner from where a woman lies on the floor as a needle full of heroin is injected into her neck.

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