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Right to recovery walk supports Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment in the DTES

What Vancouver needs is more treatment facilities not less. Given the dire need for more treatment spaces it is incredible that Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the Minister of Health Services is not funding Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment Centre. The centre is the a pilot project that was funded by the Federal Government and operate […]

Warning heroin overdose deaths are way up this year

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Insite saves lives

On Wednesday Feb. 10, 3 days before the Olympics are to start, the Hon. Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, is rumoured to be inside the Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver in the Down Town East Side. The day before the PM’s government announced that it would appeal a recent decision by of the […]

One year latter and still not fixed: Harm Reduction Victoria

On October the 1st 2009 Harm Reduction Victoria (HRV) hosted a forum entitled: “Needle exchanges and supervised consumption services can contribute to safer neighbourhoods”. The forum was a panel discussion comprised of injection drug users, needle exchange activist, the Executive Director of the Dr. Peter Centre (DPC) and myself as a rep from the West […]

The Dr. Peter Centre in the West End

The Dr. Peter Centre (DPC) is located on the corner of the Mole Hill Community Housing block. The block of renovated heritage houses consists of 178 units and is home to 300 tenants with mixed income levels. In the alley between the heritage homes is a community garden with 70 plots. On Comox St. on […]