Honourable Minister Jinny Sims, MLA Rachna Singh, Consul General of India, Vancouver Abhilasha Joshi, Aditya Tawatia, other community leaders and thousands of people gathered at both the Hindu temples in Surrey and Burnaby and observed candle light vigil and Shanti path to pay tribute to the CRPF Jawans killed in Pulwama.
The almost 1,500 deaths in B.C. in 2018 due to illicit drug overdoses far outweigh the numbers of people dying from motor vehicle incidents, homicides and suicides combined. Innovative and evidence-based approaches are necessary if we want to effect meaningful change and stop the dying. We need to be prepared to do things differently to save lives.