drugs

poster at MSTH rally shows COVID-19 deaths to overdose deaths

“We can’t incarcerate ourselves out of this crisis”: Moms Stop the Harm holds rally for drug decriminalization

At the rally, representatives from MSTH emphasized the need for an evidence-based health care approach to B.C.'s overdose crisis — rather than criminalizing drug-users.
legislature lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

Over 400 people join online candlelit vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day

For those that have lost loved ones to the overdose crisis, the rising number of overdose deaths represent more than just figures on charts.  At a candlelit vigil on August…

Legal drugs can solve a litany of problems

(Like fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis) On Oct. 17 Canada became the first G7 country, and the second country worldwide, to…

EDITORIAL: The “costs” of the overdose crisis can never be recouped, class-action lawsuit or not

On Aug. 29, the B.C. government launched a class-action lawsuit against 40 manufacturers of opioid-based medications. Largely reminiscent of class-action lawsuits against tobacco companies in the 90s, B.C. Attorney-General David…

Cannabis on campus is an election pipe dream

Sorry to kill your buzz, but legalization is hard work. Imagine this: you finish class and swing by the Campus Pharmacy, grab a pre-rolled joint and get really, really baked…

Lil Peep and fentanyl

What UVic students should know | Earlier in November, 21-year-old Gustav Åhr, also known by his stage name Lil Peep, was finishing up his 20-show Come Over When You’re Sober…

The camping trip

“We’re really, really scary   We’re really, really hairy   We run really fast, ahhh!   We’ll cook you in our pasta!” My friend and I chanted as we half…

Pride promotes drug user safety, offers education and supplies

UVic Pride Collective, a UVic Students’ Society constituency group that represents and services queer and trans students, held a harm reduction workshop in the Michèle Pujol Room on March 17.…