fentanyl

Pop-up art gallery nurtured grief and destroyed stigma surrounding opioid crisis

An awning covered with images of camas, lavender, and Garry oak still hangs over the front door of 821 Fort St., remembering the heARTspace pop-up gallery that lived there from…

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…

Drug safety and students

It has been 17 months since B.C.’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency regarding the prevalence of fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths. In that time, B.C. has seen hundreds…

The opioid gamble: How fentanyl became B.C.’s leading health crisis

It’s up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and contributed to 60 per cent of illicit drug deaths in B.C. last year. But why is fentanyl really dangerous? In…

Safe injection sites are necessary for saving lives

This article originally appeared in The Other Press, Douglas College’s student newspaper, on Dec. 7. NEW WESTMINSTER—Vancouver is home to the first legal supervised injection site in North America. At…