Media Coverage

  • Featured in The Celtic Connection (March 2017)

    A Sanctuary of Healing and Recovery for People Struggling with Substance Abuse

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Joanna Journet, Shelagh MacKinnon and Susie Newman were interviewed in the March 2017 edition of The Celtic Connection to talk about addiction in the Celtic community and spirituality. Tucked away amid the serenity of Bowen Island is a sanctuary of healing and recovery for people struggling with substance… Read more »

  • SOS Safety Magazine (January 2017)

    Drug Dealer: From Prescription Painkillers to Heroin

    We loved Macklemore's song Drug Dealer so much, we wanted to spread awareness about these powerful lyrics. This song calls out ‘big pharma’ and shines a light on the dark politics of America’s opioid addiction. "We love incorporating Macklemore’s music into our programming at the Orchard. He’s such an awesome example of someone who is in recovery and …”

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  • Bowen Island Undercurrent (December 2016)

    The Orchard Makes Donation of Kits to Prevent Overdose Deaths

    After news that 13 people in BC died from Fentanyl overdoses in one night, the Orchard’s Lorinda Strang met with Fire Chief Ian Thompson to donate six Narcan kits and have a discussion on the need for the Island's first responders to have these on hand.

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  • Featured on After Party Magazine (November 29, 2016)

    Rehab for Christmas? Oh, Yes!

    There is definitely an inherent value in actually starting the new year already sober. Real talk: No one necessarily ever wants to go to treatment for drugs and/or alcohol, especially not during a time of year that’s associated with exciting gifts and hearty family dinners. But is going to rehab on the biggest family day… Read more »

  • Bowen Island Undercurrent (September 2016)

    The Orchard to Host Public Meeting on Fentanyl

    Bowen Islanders are becoming increasingly concerned about Fentanyl and have been approaching local Pastor Shelagh MacKinnon (who also serves as the Orchard's Director of Spirtuality) to talk about it. This is the impetus behind an upcoming public meeting hosted by the Orchard Recovery Centre at Collins Hall on Fentanyl. 

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  • Featured on CBC Documentary Channel (August 15, 2016)

    Intervention Canada

    The Orchard will be featured in an episode of Intervention Canada, airing in August and September 2016. For more details, see CBC’s Documentary channel (Season 3, Episode 4). 

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  • Featured on CKNW AM980 (May 11, 2016)

    Journey to a life of recovery

    Listen out for our series playing now; “Journey to a life of recovery” – these segments are available for listening online or downloading as podcasts by visiting our page on CKNW AM980. The segments include the following subjects: Awareness Acknowledgement  Consideration Recovery and Living a Sober Life Life After a Recovery Program (with ORC Executive Director, Lorinda Strang talking… Read more »

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  • Featured in the Georgia Straight (May 5, 2016)

    Orchard Recovery Center provides a full complement of treatment options

    We were also represented in the recent Healthcare Supplement of the Georgia Straight. It was a great opportunity to connect with the Millennial demographic and showcase the facilities and atmosphere we have created to help people find their sobriety.

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  • Featured in North Shore News (April 6, 2015)

    Too close to home Fentanyl leaves a wake of unsuspecting victims

    Orchard’s Dr. Maire Durnin and Lorinda Strang give expert insight into growing addiction trends

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  • Featured in the Vancouver Sun (September 13, 2014)

    3rd Annual Recovery Day

    Recovering addicts and supporters rally in Vancouver for 3rd annual Recovery Day

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  • Mention in Coast Reporter newspaper (April 29, 2014)

    Second nation drop-off day declared

    Lorinda Strang with Minister Stephen Blaney and MP John Weston supporting Prescription Drug Drop off Day

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  • Featured in The Georgia Straight (September 8, 2013)

    2nd Annual Recovery Day

    Recovery Day in Vancouver, co-founded by the Orchard Recovery Center

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  • Featured on CBC's High Spirits (October 28, 2008)

    High Spirits – Alcohol Recovery in BC

    Lorinda Strang's interview on High Spirits with CBC producer Tiffany Chong (6:40 mins)    

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  • Featured in Vancouver Magazine (June 2, 2008)

    Vancouver Magazine interviews Lorinda Strang

    In 2008, Vancouver Magazine, which has journalism and service-driven pieces and chronicles and reflects Vancouver’s emergence as a dynamic international city, ran an interview with Lorinda Strang, co-founder and executive director of the Orchard Recovery Center.

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  • Featured on CKOM News Talk Radio (September 13, 2007)

    Lorinda Strang – Dealing with an addiction in your family

    Lorinda Strang's interview on the Michelle Hugli Show on Saskatoon's CKOM News Talk Radio (14:57 mins)    

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