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Lethbridge EMS responses, drug deaths up in Jan & Feb 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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City of Lethbridge appealing court dismissal of charges against LOPS

Last month, the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society had 17 charges dropped against them by the provincial court. The City of Lethbridge is appealing that decision.

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Lethbridge cops seized over $600,000 in drugs since January 2020

But has it changed anything?

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Alberta pilots new overdose app after lobbying from former UCP staffers

Three of the lobbyist were staffers for Jason Kenney.

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Lethbridge’s 2020 drug-related death rate highest in Alberta

December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.

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AB justice minister opposes efforts to address racism in federal justice system

The Canadian government is changing the criminal code to address racism in the federal justice system. Kaycee Madu doesn’t like it.

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EMS responses to Lethbridge drug events at highest level since SCS closed

Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge EMS responses in November 2020 were at their highest levels since the SCS closed last summer.

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High SCS usage linked to low deaths and EMS responses

Recent Alberta government data shows that when Lethbridge SCS usage was high, deaths and EMS responses were low.

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Alberta Sheriffs shut down yet another Lethbridge drug house. Again.

Here’s the thing though: shutting down drug houses doesn’t make communities safer.

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Opinion

My response: Drug tent another black eye

In today’s issue of the Lethbridge Herald, the publisher and advertising manager, Brian Hancock, took the liberty to use his platform to share his personal opinion about recent developments regarding the drug crisis in Lethbridge. He disparaged the now-defunct supervised consumption site, which was operated by ARCHES, as well as the mobile overdose prevention site […]