On Cheque Day, a toxic mix of money and drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Please read this multimedia story on The Globe and Mail

ANDREA WOO, SUNNY DHILLON, WENDY STUECK, MIKE HAGER, MARK HUME, IAN BAILEY, AND LUIZ LOPES

The prevalence of fentanyl and carfentanil means drug users in the Downtown Eastside are always at risk, but never more so than when social assistance cheques arrive every month. The Globe spent roughly 24 hours in the troubled neighbourhood for a first-hand look at the overdose crisis

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