Laurie Brooks, shown in this undated handout image, never thought she’d use magic mushrooms but a terminal cancer diagnosis radically changed her views about psilocybin-assisted therapy that she says Health Canada should make easily accessible for medical reasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Golden Teacher Films

Film explores B.C. woman’s experience with magic mushrooms to ease cancer anxiety

The Canadian documentary ‘Dosed: The Trip of a Lifetime,’ was set to open Toronto before heading to Vancouver, Victoria


Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

B.C. MLA says illicit drug decriminalization sends wrong message

Northwest MLA Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs


Moms stop the Harm create a mandala in Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on the sixth anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Decriminalization of drugs not going far enough say Maple Ridge groups

Promote safe supply as best answer to overdose deaths