How a year of COVID-19 has impacted our mental health

How a year of COVID-19 has impacted our mental health

Experts are sounding the alarm on an impending fourth wave of the pandemic — a wave characterized by psychic trauma, burnout, mental illness and economic injury that is projected to be the largest, most enduring health footprint of COVID-19. “I think we’re seeing the...
“There’s a lot that needs to be done”

“There’s a lot that needs to be done”

Eli Cooley-Morris was baptized in the Downtown Eastside’s landmark First United Church in 1988. He died next door at the Hazelwood Hotel nearly 32 years later, another victim of B.C.’s poisoned drug supply. His father, Rev. Barry Morris, was the minister at the church...
B.C.’s tiny houses show big promise for homeless

B.C.’s tiny houses show big promise for homeless

When homeless people in Duncan, B.C., were asked two years ago how they’d like to live, they said a small cluster of simple sleeping cabins would be great. That way, they’d have a few others around for some protection but not so many that it would become a chaotic,...