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#16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 12

December 6th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on #16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 12)

Haven Society and other community organizations have joined together to launch the Clothesline Project to coincide with the International 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence. Read more about the international campaign here.
Read more about Haven Society’s leadership and Nanaimo’s participation here.

Harm reduction workers struggle to deal with emotional toll of fentanyl crisis

December 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Harm reduction workers struggle to deal with emotional toll of fentanyl crisis)

front-line-2“Mondays are a little bit terrifying for us at this point because we come into the office and everybody has a sense of dread. Are we going to come back to the news that we lost somebody over the weekend?”

Harm reduction workers in the B.C. Interior say the fentanyl crisis is taking a huge emotional toll on them as they lose more and more clients to drug overdoses. Fentanyl overdose deaths continue to climb across Canada, and now kill more Canadians than car crashes, according to recent coroner’s reports.  Read the rest of this article at CBC…

#16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 11

December 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on #16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 11)

Haven Society and other community organizations have joined together to launch the Clothesline Project to coincide with the International 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence. Read more about the international campaign here.
Read more about Haven Society’s leadership and Nanaimo’s participation here.

#16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 10

December 4th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on #16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 10)

Haven Society and other community organizations have joined together to launch the Clothesline Project to coincide with the International 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence. Read more about the international campaign here.
Read more about Haven Society’s leadership and Nanaimo’s participation here.

#16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 9

December 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on #16DaysOfActivism against gender violence — Day 9)

Haven Society and other community organizations have joined together to launch the Clothesline Project to coincide with the International 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence. Read more about the international campaign here.
Read more about Haven Society’s leadership and Nanaimo’s participation here.

Gritty love story treats mental illness with tact

December 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Gritty love story treats mental illness with tact)

tatiana-maslany-tom-cullen-the-other-half“Emily’s illness isn’t reduced to a quirk or idiosyncrasy, neither does it unduly define her, governing every dimension of the role. Klein adopts the radical position that bipolar disorder is a problem this woman sometimes has under control and sometimes does not. Unfortunate that a true-to-life, down-to-earth depiction of mental illness needs to be singled out and commended in 2016.”

Joey Klein’s The Other Half is an old-fashioned picture. Not only does it bear few hallmarks of life for urban 20-somethings in the present day — the hero, an English ex-pat living in Toronto named Nickie (Tom Cullen), communicates with his mother back home almost exclusively by way of calling-cards and pay phones — but it’s also the sort of passé romantic drama I’d long assumed to be obsolete for independent filmmakers. But here’s Klein bringing the style back to vogue in his directorial debut.  Read the rest of this article at The National Post…