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Entries Tagged as 'Illegal drugs and drug policy'

How the illegal-drug industry affects our housing prices (or not)

September 6th, 2011 · 18 Comments

One of the most persistent myths in Vancouver is that a driver of the high housing costs here is the illegal-drug market. What’s the science on this, I wondered. My story in Vancouver magazine looks at whether the drug industry has the financial clout to wreak any more havoc than any other profitable sector of […]

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Injection drug problems, infection rates skyrocket in the north

February 18th, 2009 · 12 Comments

I have a story in today’s Globe about a resolution from the Health Officers Council of BC that calls for supervised-injection sites in all B.C. communities that need them. The most interesting part of doing that story, for me, was talking to Dr. David Bowering in Prince George and hearing about the escalating drug problem […]

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The history of the drug market on Hastings

August 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

There’s a fascinating historical account by local historian Lani Russwurm on drugs and the Downtown Eastside at the Tyee today. Russworm has dug up some great old material from past decades, including the supposedly golden pre-drug era of the 40s,, 50s, and 60s, about people wringing their hands over the drug problem in Vancouver and […]

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