safety

crime

A Cop Explains Why Curfews Don't Work

How a 90s panic spawned a toxic trend that doesn’t make you safer and can target kids of color.
Ivonne Roman
8.2.18
News

Saskatoon, Edmonton—Not Toronto—Have the Worst Crime In Canada

Please remember this the next time someone tells you how dangerous Toronto is.
Mack Lamoureux
7.25.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Poison Control Phone Operator

"We’ve [had people call about] sex toys that were accidentally swallowed and continued to vibrate in somebody’s stomach."
Justin Caffier
7.19.18
Health

An ER Doc Explains How Not To End Up on Life Support

While young people are the least likely to think end of life wishes, it’s often young people who experience catastrophic injuries.
Dr. Blair Bigham
12.7.17
News

Ontario Might Ban Mandatory High Heels at Work

Skate shoes forever.
Allison Tierney
10.17.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

"It's a Crisis:" Students Want Better Access to Drug Testing Kits

With the global opioid crisis crisis growing, it's more important than ever for people to know what's in their substances.
Michael Rancic
5.18.17
immigration

How Schools Are Trying to Make Undocumented Kids and Their Parents Feel Safe

The feds are known to arrest parents dropping their kids off and even kids en route to school. Here's how some cities are fighting back.
Rachel M. Cohen
3.22.17
Dancing VS the State

How to Throw a Party That's Safe—No Matter Where You're Throwing It

Architect S. Surface gives us their best tips for fire safety, proper exits, disability accessibility, and more.
Ezra Marcus
3.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Two Skaters Saved Some Kids Who Fell Through a Frozen Lake While Trying to Take a Selfie

The skateboarders were heading through Central Park when they saw seven kids fall into a frozen lake and promptly jumped to the rescue.
Brian Moylan
2.21.17
Photo

The Perilous Lives of Cambodia's High Rise Construction Workers

Some work 11 stories high without safety harnesses, wearing flip-flops. Every month, there's another story of someone falling to death.
Alex Consiglio
12.7.16
Stuff

All the Shit You Have to Deal with Walking Alone as a Woman

Women from 13 cities across Europe talk about what it's like to walk alone.
VICE Staff
11.30.16
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