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Rural, Indigenous hardest hit by lack of drug treatment services

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Written By Rob Shaw
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Smaller communities up and down British Columbia aren’t getting their fair share of drug treatment options, safe supply services or equitable decriminalization, and it’s costing lives in the ongoing overdose crisis, according to a new report by an all-party legislature committee. MLAs from the BC Greens, Liberals and NDP spent seven months studying the more […]

“Call out” to anarchists preceded arson attack on police vehicles

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Written By Fran Yanor
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A week before several RCMP vehicles policing the Coastal GasLink project were destroyed by arson, the Wet’suwet’en group opposed to the pipeline called on activists and anarchists to help stop its construction. “Evidence clearly demonstrates that whoever did this, did this with the sole intent of damaging the police vehicles,” said RCMP North Division Chief […]

Code Grey: Rural health shortages began long before pandemic

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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Special to Northern Beat: part two of Code Grey, an Energeticcity.ca series on the state of health care in northeast B.C. The critical shortage of health care staff affecting the province doesn’t just include nurses and hospital staff and it began in rural communities long before the pandemic. While some suggest staffing shortages in Northern B.C. […]

Vancouver housing plan won’t fly for rural BC, says Eby

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Written By Rob Shaw
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The leading candidate to be B.C.’s next premier says his recent tour of the province’s Northwest opened his eyes to the unique challenges of housing in the region. BC NDP leadership candidate David Eby said a two-day trip to Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert, where he pitched the merits of his housing plan, also left […]