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Vancouver fire captain appointed to permanent position leading overdose response team

April 8, 2021  By CBC News


Apr. 8, 2021, Vancouver – The City of Vancouver is providing funding for a permanent position to lead a program aimed at supporting people who have survived overdoses. Mayor Kennedy Stewart says a “very important” pilot program that paired firefighters with staff from Vancouver Coastal Health will stay in place to help people break the cycle of overdoses by connecting them with support services. CBC News reports. | READ MORE


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