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Record number of drug responses for Lethbridge EMS in 2021

This was driven by the third quarter, which saw EMS responding to more opioid-related events than in any other third quarter since 2018. Actually, than any other quarter since 2018.

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My response to Mike Ellis on Alberta’s opioid deaths

The associate minister of addictions seems to think that the pandemic is to blame for Alberta’s record numbers of drug-related deaths.

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The Lethbridge SCS has been closed for a year

What a year’s worth of data tells us about how supervised consumption affects deaths and EMS. And was defunding the SCS the right choice?

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Drug-related deaths in public rising in Alberta

Deaths in private residences, however, are declining.

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Alberta sees record numbers of opioid-related EMS calls

Alberta’s EMS data for 2021 is nearly 50% higher than last year’s, and the year isn’t even over yet.

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Alberta funds 8,500 addiction treatment spaces while seeing record drug deaths

Last week, the Alberta government announced that they had passed 8,500 addiction treatment spaces. But their singular focus isn’t fixing the drug crisis.

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50 drug deaths in Lethbridge since UCP govt defunded SCS

This is the highest number of deaths seen in Lethbridge during the same 12 month period over the previous 4 years.

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Lethbridge saw record number of drug deaths in 1st half of 2021

Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge saw more drug-related deaths between January and June 2021 than in the same period any other year.

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Election 2021

Using addictions funding to build supportive housing

Yesterday, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidate forum. Given recent restrictions implemented by the Alberta government, the chamber chose to have no public audience and livestreamed the video, which you can view below. As part of their livestream, they allowed viewers to submit questions, which then the moderator would share with the candidates. […]

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2021 has 2nd most drug deaths in Lethbridge in just 5 months

Lethbridge has seen 25 drug-related deaths so far in 2021. That beats out every other year except last year, but we’re on track to beating that, too.