Radio Documentary: Face-to-Face with Fentanyl

Notorious for its crime, poverty, mental illness and illegal drug trade, the Downtown East Side is a subject of continued disagreement. The neighbourhood is known for having the poorest post code in Canada and a growing gentrification issue.

The Downtown East Side traders

Music mogul Bruce Allen (manager to Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and more) has his penthouse office located in the heart of the neighbourhood, but the ever-deteriorating landscape and sounds of ambulance sirens has lead him to call local radio host, Jon McComb (Vancouver’s #1 morning show on Newstalk 980 CKNW) and voice his concerns on many occasions.

Bruce Allen & Jon McComb

Bruce and Jon rarely see eye-to-eye on the topic, so what happened when they both took a stroll through the area and spoke to those living there…

Listen to the full documentary HERE.

Face-to-Face with Fentanyl” was produced, recorded and edited by John O’Dowd.