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In bold move, Vancouver non-profit to hand out opioids in effort to save lives (Crosstown)

The Portland Hotel Society will start to distribute opioid pills in a bid to reduce the deadly overdose rate in Vancouver.

Be prepared for the holiday season, advises Fraser Health (UCC)

Are you ready for the holiday season? You’ve done your Christmas shopping, planned that special dinner, and decorated the tree. What about taking care of your medical needs?

Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs (Crosstown)

Vancouver’s mayor says he will direct staff to look for a site where drug users can get safe opioids to prevent overdoses as part of a plan recommended by an emergency task force calling for more services for people who are dying alone.

Vancouver overdose crisis: Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs (Crosstown)

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart formed the task force last month shortly after taking office.

Teen vaping rates on the rise (VCH)

On some mornings and at lunchtime, some students can be seen grouped in a shelter just on the edge of Brooks Secondary School’s property on Marine Avenue. This is the area where they gather to vape and smoke cigarettes.

Parents warned after student's drugs tested positive for fentanyl in Delta (VCH)

Parents in Delta, B.C., have received an urgent notice after a student's drugs tested positive for fentanyl.

Here’s how to use a naloxone kit in an opioid overdose situation (VCH)

About 200 people from all cultures, ages and backgrounds — paralleling, coincidentally, the broad demographics facing the opioid overdose — packed into the Telus tower downtown Thursday morning for a naloxone training session.

ER doctors warn about the ‘winter surge’ at local emergency rooms (UPCC, VCH)

Emergency room doctors are asking patients to re-think their decision to seek treatment at hospital emergency departments this winter.

Saint Mary’s Hospital legacy lives on in New Westminster (Residential Care for Me, SPH)

Saint Mary’s Hospital is still taking care of patients – 14 years after closing its doors on Royal Avenue.

The kindness of strangers: Card from terminally ill patient to medical student kept for 14 years (Dr. Julia Raudzus, SPH)

CBC Radio One's The Early Edition asked listeners to share their stories of kindness from strangers. Dr. Julia Raudzus' story is the fifth in a CBC series that airs from Dec. 10 - 14 about those moments of kindness.

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