Media Sources

Man injured after unprovoked razor blade attack at Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre – Nanaimo News Now Dec. 22, 2022

BC Housing Conflict Concerns Were REported Years Ago, Ex-Employees Say – The Tyee Dec 21, 2022

Eby is walking back two of his top leadership promises – Castanet Dec 21, 2022

Inside a Free Fentanyl and Heroin Clinic | Free Drugs – VICE News Dec 2022

Close existing drug consumption site now that new service has opened, say Nanaimo neighbours – Times Colonist Dec 16, 2022

Critics say modular homes for B.C.’s unhoused can be a problem – Vancouver Sun Dec 15, 2022

Malcolmson and other ministers asked to ‘work fast’ following cabinet shuffle – Nanaimo News Bulletin Dec 9, 2022

Peer-run overdose prevention site in Nanaimo could be designated a nuisance property – Nanaimo News Bulletin Dec 8, 2022

New overdose prevention service in Nanaimo will accommodate inhalation and injection – Nanaimo News Bulletin Dec. 2, 2022

Leaked VPD Report on Vancouver’s Social Safety Net – Global News Nov 9, 2022

Minister links chronic pain with toxic drug overdoses, commits $5M to pain network – Nanaimo News Now – Nov 7, 2022

Toxic drug deaths trend toward new provincial record, fatalities jump in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Now Nov 7, 2022

Neighbourhood safety audit in Nanaimo will ask residents if they feel safe where they live – Nanaimo News Bulletin Nov 7, 2022

Homeless man charged with attempting to sexually assault 13-year-old in Duncan – Nanaimo News Bulletin Nov 7, 2022

Island Health issues advisory over increase in overdoses in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Now Nov 2, 2022

One teen dead, at least five recovering after mass drug overdose incident in Victoria – chekNEWS Oct 28. 2022

Revived opioid user fined after driving away from Nanaimo police, crashing into several vehicles – Nanaimo News Now Oct 28, 2022

Kelowna bus killer’s latest bail release discussed at B.C. legislature – Global News Oct 25, 2022

Security guard allegedly beaten with pipe in downtown Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Bulletin Oct. 25, 2022

Cops at risk of violence when dealing with mentally ill, homeless: Vancouver officer – Nanaimo News Now, Oct 21, 2022

Nanaimo Mountie cleared after injury to ‘intoxicated, belligerent’ man – Nanaimo News Now, Oct 20, 2022

Slain Burnaby, B.C., officer remembered for her ‘compassionate and caring’ work with vulnerable people – CBC News Oct 19, 2022

Fake gun used in downtown Nanaimo convenience store robbery – Nanaimo News Now, Oct 17, 2022

B.C. mom runs daily marathon in front of health ministry office after son dies of drug poisoning – The Free Press Oct 13, 2022

B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won’t work – The Canadian Press, Oct 4, 2022

David Eby Shouldn’t Rely on Strata to Solve B.C.’s Rental Crisis: Condo Owner’s Association – Prince George Post, Sep 30, 2022

Prince George mayoral hopefuls pitch more police, more housing, and ‘tough love’ for homeless people – CBC News Sep 29, 2022

BC NDP Leadership Hopeful David Eby Launches Ambitious Housing Plan – Business Intelligence for B.C., Sep 28, 2022

‘Not responsible or safe:’ tensions rise over pop-up drug consumption site in south Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Now Sep 27, 2022 | 6:24 AM

‘People don’t feel safe’: Nanaimo residents rally over concerns about downtown crime – CTV News Sep 14 2022

Teenager charged with murder following stabbing in Nanaimo – CTV News Sep 9, 2022

7-Eleven in Nanaimo Robbed at knifepoint, crooks flee with cash – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Aug 29, 2022

Comment: Want to end the drug poisoning crisis? Start by listening to people who use drugs The Discourse. Aug 25, 2022

Kelowna RCMP warns about prolific offender back on the street – Vancouver Sun Aug 24, 2022

Where are we supposed to go? Downtown Eastside rally opposes tent city eviction – Global News Aug 16, 2022 4:54 PM

Mounties deem Nanaimo death a homicide, ID victim – CTV News Aug 15, 2022

Woman arrested after pregnant mom, daughter assaulted with brick in Nanaimo – Times Columnist, Aug 10, 2022

Nanaimo RCMP searching for man after knifepoint robbery – CTV News, Aug 5, 2022

‘It’s a nightmare’: Family of Nanaimo murder victim mark one year anniversary without arrest – chek NEWS Jun 6, 2022

RCMP bust international ‘dark web’ drug trafficking ring in Nanaimo, B.C. – CTV News Jun 1, 2022

Kelowna to address “catch-and-release justice system” through advocacy paper – Kelowna Capital News – May 27, 2022

Nanaimo group wants overdose prevention site for those who inhale – Times Columnist May 25, 2022 | 1:45 AM

Nanaimo looking to beef up patrols and security in a new approach to tackle downtown problems – Times Columnist Apr 22 2022

Nanaimo financing $2.5 million action plan for downtown safety and social disorder – Nanaimo News Now Apr 20 2022

B.C. Determined to Battle Opioid Crisis After Record Overdose Deaths in 2021 – CBC News 2022

How Timmins Ont. is fighting the opioid crisis – CBC News 2022

Topic: Opioid – VICE Video Documentaries – VICE News 2022

Overdose calls smash provincial records, huge increases in Nanaimo & Parksville – Nanaimo News Now – Jan 13, 2022


Irreversible Overdoses, Robberies, and Sex Assaults: The ‘Terrifying’ Rise of Benzo Dope – VICE World News Nov 18, 2021

Nanaimo discuss perceptions and realities of neighbourhood safety: City council debates recently released safety audits – Vancouver Island Free Daily Oct 4, 2021

Safety audits show residents in and around Nanaimo’s downtown feel unsafe – Nanaimo News Bulletin Oct 1, 2021

Nanaimo’s Labieux supportive housing lease to be extended by two years – Nanaimo News Bulletin Sept 25, 2021

Report ‘confirms’ mental health care is improving in B.C. – Saanich News Sep 21, 2021

Supermarket robbers threaten staff with knife and pipe in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Bulletin Sep 10, 2021

Q&A: B.C. Housing Minister David Eby Talks “Payback” in Combating Homelessness – Prince George Citizen Feb 3, 2021

The Fight for the Soul of Seattle – A KOMO News (Seattle) Documentary, Dec 13 2020

New ACT team bound for Nanaimo to provide resources, support for mental health – Nanaimo News Now Sep 20, 2020

Op-Ed: Situation tables can reduce crime and improve community safety – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Sep 3, 2020

Residents clear out encampment south of Nanaimo: RCMP ‘keep the peace’ during operation, detain one person – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Feb 10 2020

A Tale of Three Cities – A KOMO News (Seattle) Documentary, Oct 19 2019

Terminal Ave supportive housing lawsuit goes before B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Bulletin Oct 4, 2019

For fentanyl importers, Canada Post is the shipping method of choice – Maclean’s Mar 7, 2019

Nanaimo council concerned about Terminal Avenue supportive housing project: Residents point to a lack of safety and security in the neighbourhood – Nanaimo News Bulletin Jan 15, 2019

Story of the year: Discontent City – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Dec 27 2018

Crime in Nanaimo leads to ‘explosion’ of interest in Block Watch – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Dec 11, 2018

Legal action filed against incoming temporary supportive housing in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News Now, Nov 13, 2018

B.C. Government providing temporary housing units to Nanaimo’s homeless – Nanaimo News Bulletin Oct 5, 2018

Concerns rise about Nanaimo’s tent city – CHEK NEWS Jun 1, 2018

How fentanyl turned an ER doctor into an addict – Maclean’s Jan 9, 2017

‘Truly terrifying’: Chinese suppliers flood US and Canada with deadly fentanyl – Stat News, Apr 5, 2016

Drug Dealing in Open-Air Markets – Center for Problem-Oriented Policing Jun 2012

Drug Users & Homeless Seek Equal Rights – Courthouse News Service Apr 12, 2012