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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 […]

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Lethbridge drug crisis worsens

In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.

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Trudeau government to spend over $500K on safe drug supply project

Last week, the federal government announced that it’d be spending over half a million dollars for a safe supply project in the Toronto area.

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13 opioid-related deaths reported in Lethbridge since SCS defunding announcement

Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.

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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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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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Lethbridge City Council appoints SCS critics to board overseeing affordable housing

On 28 October 2019, Lethbridge City Council appointed the following 3 people to the Lethbridge Housing Authority.

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Opinion

My response to Jason Luan’s opinion on safe supply

Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.

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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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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.