By many indicators, the Cowichan Valley struggles with mental health and addictions more than other communities on Vancouver Island. Reporter Jacqueline Ronson and The Discourse Cowichan’s stories on the opioid overdose crisis and everyday struggles go deeper than the daily news. We bring clarity to complex problems and we investigate solutions. We are guided by your questions.
How a mental health emergency turned fatal in a small Canadian community.
Youth are leading the way to a more supportive, inclusive future in the Valley.
Context matters when telling overdose crisis stories.
Beyond the grim statistics, there are reasons for hope