First Nations Conference in Vancouver, BC

First Nations Conference in Vancouver, BC

T​he first First Nations mental health and wellness conference will be taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mental health and substance abuse are major issues for the First Nations Community within Canada. Elders, educators, well as community leaders and care...
Karmik is Here to Help with Nightlife

Karmik is Here to Help with Nightlife

British Columbia harm reduction organizations are hoping to improve the safety of nightlife in Victoria, ​ British Columbia. Organizations such as Karmik. ​ The new chapter will be ​in Victoria, ​British Columbia. T​here will be provisions of drug checking services,...
Mothers Gather as a Force for Harm Reduction

Mothers Gather as a Force for Harm Reduction

You go about daily life, wander from the kitchen to grab coffee, and back to the fridge for some foodstuffs to make the sandwich for your son’s lunch before he heads off to school. He is in grade 12, but having troubles. Communication, though good in the past, has...
Needles Potentially Placed Deliberately in Victoria, BC

Needles Potentially Placed Deliberately in Victoria, BC

One Victoria Island Health official speculated on the potential of sabotage by opponents of harm reductions based on reportage by the Victoria, British Columbia police of an increase in the quantity of discarded syringes (Britten, 2018; CBC News, 2018a). This did have...
Bundale on the Upcoming Market for Cannabis

Bundale on the Upcoming Market for Cannabis

Brett Bundale talked about the end of cannbis prohibition in the Hamilton Spectator (2017). He proposes the thought experiment that the new providers for cannabis, the seller, will have outlets that are “very chic, very modern” with a clean look to them. Only 6 or 7...
Safe Needles for Southeastern Manitoba

Safe Needles for Southeastern Manitoba

Southeast Manitoba has been encouraging some of its injection drug users to take advantage of a new program developed to reduce the risk to their health and wellness, which appears to be based on harm reduction principles (MacLean, 2017). The free needle exchange...
Harm Reduction Helps Indigenous Populations in Saskatchewan

Harm Reduction Helps Indigenous Populations in Saskatchewan

Erin Petrow of the Saskatoon Starphoenix wrote on Indigenous communities within Saskatchewan showing signs of improvement with harm reduction practices implemented inside of the community (2017). Dr. Ibrahim Khan, the chief medical health officer for Health Canada’s...
Travis Lupick Speaks to Decriminalization and Legalization

Travis Lupick Speaks to Decriminalization and Legalization

Travis Lupick in the The Globe and Mail argued that decriminalization of some drugs does not go far enough. On Vancouver Island, construction workers completed a safety class. There weren’t ‘instructions on steel toed boots for proper lifting.’ Rather, it was on...