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Mike Howell

Mike Howell

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Etizolam creates 'life-saving challenges' for first responders in B.C.'s overdose crisis

Etizolam creates 'life-saving challenges' for first responders in B.C.'s overdose crisis

Etizolam, which is not licensed in Canada, has a highly sedating effect on a person, with drowsiness, blackouts and memory loss that can persist for hours.
Ruling: Two Vancouver cops ‘recklessly’ used unnecessary force to arrest Indigenous man and granddaughter

Ruling: Two Vancouver cops ‘recklessly’ used unnecessary force to arrest Indigenous man and granddaughter

Heiltsuk First Nation invites constables to apology ceremony in Bella Bella
B.C. cop director urges Vancouver police, council to ‘re-engage in spirit of collaboration’ to avoid future budget fights

B.C. cop director urges Vancouver police, council to ‘re-engage in spirit of collaboration’ to avoid future budget fights

Wayne Rideout: ‘I am not suggesting that a municipal council cannot refuse to approve a police budget item or amount’
Smoking is the number one consumption mode tied to B.C.'s overdose deaths. Here's why

Smoking is the number one consumption mode tied to B.C.'s overdose deaths. Here's why

Shift from injection drug use to smoking occurred in 2017
Remembering Ola: Vancouver mom who lost daughter to drug overdose takes to streets in protest of government inaction

Remembering Ola: Vancouver mom who lost daughter to drug overdose takes to streets in protest of government inaction

‘It was her fifth overdose, but this time there was nobody there to help her’
Airbnb challenges ruling to disclose short-term rental data to Vancouver housing activist

Airbnb challenges ruling to disclose short-term rental data to Vancouver housing activist

Rohana Rezel: ‘Overall, it will help citizens get a clear understanding of who's hosting what and where’
New auditor general to examine ‘cost effectiveness’ of Vancouver police department

New auditor general to examine ‘cost effectiveness’ of Vancouver police department

Mike Macdonell’s office will also audit the city’s cybersecurity program and climate change plan
Deaths of people with ‘no fixed address’ in Vancouver reaches 225 in five years

Deaths of people with ‘no fixed address’ in Vancouver reaches 225 in five years

BC Coroners Service expected to update report on province-wide homeless deaths within next month
How a Vancouver man ruptured his spleen, got his bike stolen outside a hospital and got it back again

How a Vancouver man ruptured his spleen, got his bike stolen outside a hospital and got it back again

Fei Ye: 'It is like an early Christmas gift, and I'm so happy my bike was found'
Meet Zen the dog, provider of mental health support for Vancouver police officers

Meet Zen the dog, provider of mental health support for Vancouver police officers

Labrador-golden retriever unique to police departments in B.C.