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Why the UCP shouldn’t defund Lethbridge’s SCS

A few points are getting missed in the government announcement about funding ARCHES and in the media coverage and attached public discourse.

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News SCS

Since SCS opened, Lethbridge EMS responding to 72% fewer opioid events

Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.

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My response to the SCS review

In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.

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Interviews SCS

My interview with Albertastan

Recently, Richard Gordon had me on his Albertastan podcast. We discuss supervised consumption sites and the salaries of staff in the premier’s office.

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SCS

The extensive consultations of the SCS: a history

I don’t understand how opponents of the supervised consumption site can say there wasn’t enough consultation prior to the it opening.

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SCS

My response: “Closing SCS is key to a healthier community”

Closing the SCS will worsen the situation. And then people will finally realize how much of a difference the SCS is actually making.

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SCS

My response: “SCS a ‘house of horrors’”

People opposed to the supervised consumption site choose to perpetuate myths and falsehoods because their feelings are more important to them than the facts are.

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SCS

My response: “Numbers show SCS is creating more issues”

The Lethbridge Herald is on a roll this month with all the roasts and letters they’re publishing from people opposed to the local supervised consumption site. I already addressed this week’s roasts, but I thought I’d take a stab at some of the letters.

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Opinion SCS

Mythbusting anti-SCS roasts

People who oppose the Lethbridge supervised consumption site care more about ideology than they do facts.

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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.