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18 drug deaths in Lethbridge during first 4 months of 2021

Lethbridge has seen 32 drug-related deaths since the supervised consumption site closed last summer. EMS responses are also up over 2020.

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What the Toronto Sun got wrong about kids & COVID-19

Last month, Anthony Furey of the Toronto Sun published a story with a headline that read, “Fewer Canadian kids hospitalized with COVID than previously thought”.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 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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Alberta reports lower COVID-19 cases, but are they really falling?

Earlier this week, the Alberta government reported new COVID-19 daily cases that were 70% lower than they were at the end of April.

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NDP & UCP cut health spending by $220M over 4 years

Between 2016 and 2020, the NDP & UCP governments cut health spending for the 16 largest health sites by a combined $220 million, under the guise of “finding efficiencies”.

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Physician shortages shut down ER service in 3 rural communities

The Alberta communities of Fairview, Rocky Mountain House, and Elk Point temporarily lost their emergency departments this week.

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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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What Matt Wolf got wrong about ADHD and AISH

Last September, Jason Kenney’s executive director of issues management said some things about AISH that weren’t quite correct.

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UCP increase diagnostic spending by $35M after cutting it by $40M

In this year’s budget, the UCP plan to spend $35 million more on diagnostic, therapeutic and other patient services. Their first year in power, they cut spending in that area by $40 million.

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UCP to spend $50 million on capital health projects

Yet they’re spending nearly $200 million less per year than the NDP had planned.