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Is there potential for new life at Harewood School?

March 12th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is there potential for new life at Harewood School?)

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picture 067Harewood School was built in 1914, an imposing and highly visible building—and landmark—in Nanaimo.

Recent discussions about the now-closed school’s potential as a community centre building have become bogged down in bureaucratic red tape. A public meeting will be held Wednesday March 11th to discuss progress and moving forward. (more…)

Life or meth?

March 12th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Life or meth?)

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“Most addictive drug ever” is also considered the most destructive

picture 65It has been described as a ‘hideously destructive substance’…and ‘the most addictive drug in the world’. Methamphetamine is a drug with high potential for widespread abuse—due to the portability of its manufacture. Canada’s meth problem is worst in British Columbia and a recent survey suggests that one in five B.C. students know of someone who has used it.

We speak with Mark McLaughlin, of Crystal Meth BC, about prevention and education efforts. And, Ewan K shares his personal story. (more…)

Dining to make a difference

March 5th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Dining to make a difference)

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Thousands of Islanders will dine out to fight HIV/AIDS on March 12, 2009. Donations from their food bills will be given to AIDS Vancouver Island. We speak with Andrea Langlois of AIDS Vancouver Island, and representatives from a number of participating restaurants.

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War on drugs, drug politics, and drug crime

March 5th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on War on drugs, drug politics, and drug crime)

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Three interviews focused on drugs, from the world-wide war on drugs to the local gangs selling illegal substances

picture 61Interviews with former provincial court judge Jerry Paradis, senator Larry Campbell, and street gangs expert Michael Chettleburgh.

Provincial courts handle about 95% of Canada’s criminal cases. Jerry Paradis is a former B.C. provincial court judge and a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAF). We speak with him about government “get tough” approaches. (more…)

A radio marathon—in an hour

February 26th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on A radio marathon—in an hour)

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Highlights from local coverage of the 7th annual Canadian homelessness radio marathon

picture 058On Monday Nanaimo’s CHLY 101.7 FM joined nearly forty radio stations across Canada and over one hundred radio stations in the U.S. in broadcasting content about homelessness and poverty issues—for 14 hours.

The national homelessness marathon in Canada was coordinated from Montreal, with participation from cities and towns across Canada. (more…)

It only takes a moment…

February 19th, 2009 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on It only takes a moment…)

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Open Minds, Open Windows brings hope to the stage

picture 057A Nanaimo-based organization has been working to reduce the stigma and prejudice surrounding people with mental health issues. Open Minds Open Windows Society provides a range of supportive services to people with mental health issues, including the Beautiful Minds Choir (pictured above, from a MySpace page).

Nanaimo’s Open Minds Open Windows is hosting its gala fundraising event “It Only Takes A Moment” on Friday Feb. 27 at the Port Theatre. (more…)