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St. Paul’s Hospital replacement slated to open in Vancouver in 2026

Announced many times, but this time there’s money, Adrian Dix says.

Heroin, the wonder drug (Crosstown)

Heroin is now recognized as a scourge of modern society. We spend millions of dollars annually on our attempts to stop distribution of the drug and more millions on treatment for those who become addicted.

Drug users, advocates fear federal election may sideline safer opioids policy (BCCSU)

The co-founder of a national group of parents whose children have died of overdoses fears the looming federal election will derail any policy changes that could make a safer supply of opioids a priority, even as the country's chief public health officer has promised to review such a plan.

SFU celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Dr. Zabrina Brumme, BC-CfE)

SFU is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Here is a quick glimpse of why some of our prominent women in science chose science as a career, along with their encouraging advice for young women and girls today.

B.C. Views: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

As the B.C. Coroners Service released its 2018 overdose-related death totals, showing four people a day are still dying from mainly fentanyl-contaminated street drugs, there was a desperate edge to the message.

Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market (BCCSU)

British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada’s new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how.

Providence speeds up dementia care timeline (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

More details are out about Providence Health Care’s plans to expand care for people with dementia.

B.C. health officer wants province-wide plan to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

B.C.'s provincial health officer wants to create a province-wide plan where using or possessing small amounts of illicit drugs won’t result in criminal penalties, a move she says is critical in treating addiction as a health issue and reducing stigma that leads to barriers to treatment.

Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market (Dr. Rielle Capler, BCCSU)

British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how.

Cannabis growers looking to agricultural business models (Dr. Rielle Capler, BCCSU)

Some craft cannabis producers say the process for entering the legal market is too costly and complex, but others are looking to a familiar model from the agricultural world as a solution.

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