St. Paul’s Hospital

On the campaign trail with: Spencer Chandra Herbert, BC NDP (The new St. Paul's)

Spencer Chandra Herbert is marshalling his volunteers and gathering up signs, twine and brochures when Metro catches up with the incumbent candidate for Vancouver-West End.

'It's coming': Lessons from Vancouver in Canada's opioid crisis

It’s 8:30 p.m. on a chilly, West Coast evening and Jessica is dancing in an alley.

'Trashed' field around 4/20 pot rally to be closed for weeks

The fields around Vancouver's Sunset Beach could be closed for upwards of a month following a massive 4/20 pot rally that drew tens of thousands of people – and left the area a muddy mess.

Howard Normann, Director of Parks for the City of Vancouver, said while the field was left in great shape after the 2016 event because of the dry spring, this year's soggy weather means the grassy areas hadn't dried out after days of rain.

Opioid crisis: 25 per cent of St. Paul's ER visits are overdoses

A year after B.C.'s top doctor declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, the number of people dying is still skyrocketing and causing untold devastation to families.

Paramedics, police, park board prepare for massive 4/20 event

With legalized marijuana on the horizon, this year's massive 4/20 event in Vancouver is expected to be more party than protest, and officials are doing their best to be prepared.

'It's a big ask': Hundreds of kidney donors needed in B.C. (Dr. David Landsberg)

Glenn Miller needs a new kidney. But so do 513 other British Columbians.

Family doctors key in B.C. fight against fentanyl (Dr. Scott MacDonald)

A tag hanging from a dead man's left toe says the cause of death was an overdose of fentanyl, “unknowingly taken with other drugs.”

Downtown Vancouver may soon lose its last gas station

The Esso station on the southwest corner of Burrard and Davie Street is up for sale.

And if it's converted into condos, that could spell the end of buying gasoline in downtown Vancouver.

That's because it's the core's last remaining service station.

By Charlie Smith

Read the full story here. 

Survey results back for Northeast False Creek, affordability and traffic among top concerns

The City of Vancouver says it’s received feedback from about 6,000 people on the future of Northeast False Creek.

Experts urge huge expansion of online therapy for mental illness

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday.

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