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Report on seniors care in BC worrisome for Surrey family (Seniors Care)

A Metro Vancouver woman trying to find the right care home for her 83-year-old mother is now hoping she won’t have to place her in a privately-run facility.

Judy Darcy: Overdose emergency: Unprecedented crisis demands unprecedented action (HUB ED & Foundry)

Every day, three or four more British Columbians die from a drug overdose. It’s the worst public health crisis to hit our province in decades.

‘Ghastly’ spike in overdoses sees Vancouver record deadliest month of 2018 (BCCSU)

The City of Vancouver says the last week of July was its deadliest of the year for overdoses.

Vancouver sees worst week of overdose deaths in 2018 (BCCSU)

Last week, 11 people lost their lives to suspected overdose deaths in the City of Vancouver. 

Vancouver Pride celebration to offer anonymous drug checks (VCH)

For the first time, those planning to use street drugs at Vancouver's Pride celebration can anonymously screen them for dangerous substances like fentanyl.

Kip Woodward: Heath care spending benefits patients and communities (VCH)

The delivery of quality health care and ensuring residents have access to health services is the primary purpose and function of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). That is pretty obvious, and we’re proud of our ability and dedication and innovation in delivering on our mandate.

Overdose death toll since B.C. declared health emergency rivals 9/11 attacks (VCH)

More than 100 people died in B.C. after an illicit drug overdose in June, the latest update to an escalating death toll that has medical health officers renewing their calls for a legal, clean drug supply.

Elderly in B.C. still not receiving minimum hours of direct care: seniors advocate (Seniors Care)

British Columbia's seniors advocate has released her annual snapshot of residential care facilities in the province, highlighting modest improvements in hours of care provided to the elderly, but raising concerns about the drugs they receive every day.

B.C. overdose deaths drop in June, more than 100 still dying each month (BCCSU)

The latest overdose statistics in British Columbia show a dip in the number of suspected illicit drug deaths in June compared with the same month a year earlier, but the death toll remains high.

B.C. overdose deaths drop in June, but 100+ still dying each month (VCH)

Despite drug overdose deaths remaining steady within the first six months of the year, B.C. has yet to see any drastic reprieve with more than 100 deaths each month.

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