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Decision on hearing over proposed zoning changes to Vancouver’s Chinatown set for Tuesday (SPH)

The public is expected to learn Tuesday whether a city staff recommendation to prohibit towers and restrict storefront widths in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown neighbourhood will be referred to a public hearing.

B.C. guidelines focus on mother and baby fighting opioid addiction (BCCSU)

A new set of guidelines issued this month aims to help new moms and their babies overcome addiction to opioids side by side.

For the Record Information (CHÉOS)

Development/Construction - Doug Nordan has joined Spire Development Corp. as director of assets and development. Nordan was previously vice-president, asset management, with Beedie Development Group.

City of Vancouver should slow down, talk to community about changes: Chinatown group (SPH)

A group representing Chinatown property and business owners as well as residents wants the city to put the brakes on proposed zoning and design changes.

Artificial intelligence can help fight opioid addiction, says doctor (VCH)

VANCOUVER—Artificial intelligence and machine learning could be a key aid in ramping up efforts to stem the overdose crisis, according to an American doctor and researcher.

"Why decriminalize?" asks Vancouver's First United Church at a public discussion happening June 7 (Dr. Evan Wood)

This Thursday (June 7), Vancouver's First United Church will hold a panel discussion on decriminalization. That is, on what would happen if Canada were to remove criminal penalties for the personal possession of drugs, including hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.

B.C. startup developing wearable tech that could save drug users from overdosing (VCH)

VANCOUVER—Gordon Casey worked in finance in the Caribbean for 15 years, and when he moved to Vancouver in 2016 he saw an opportunity to use his earnings for good — he poured $50,000 of it into a tech startup aimed at saving lives in the opioid crisis.

City of Vancouver calling for support of low-barrier opioid distribution pilot from provincial and federal governments

The City of Vancouver is calling on the provincial and federal governments to help support a low-barrier opioid distribution pilot in an effort to curb overdose deaths.

Fentanyl test strips sell for $1.25 at Vancouver dollar store (VCH)

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver dollar store is selling fentanyl test strips for $1.25, something harm reduction activists say is a good idea.

Broadway subway may significantly alter Vancouver's urban fabric (SPH)

On May 23, the City of Vancouver announced plans to take the wind out of the real-estate market on a major transit corridor.

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