Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Sites Getting Consultation

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A public hearing will begin tonight (Monday, April 9th) in regards to the proposed supervised drug injection sites.

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Elevate NWO with partners Joseph Esquega Health Centre, Anishnawbe Mushkiki wants to provide this service under its existing programs for drug users.

The other partnership aiming to provide the service is NorWest Community Health Centre with Dilico Anishnabek Family Care.

Before these supervised drug injection sites go forward, Health Canada would need to approve them, which they already have in other cities across Canada.

People that are for the sites have said that the program will reduce lethal overdoses, reduce the spread of diseases, and provide access to drug users to the treatment they wouldnโ€™t have had in front of them otherwise.

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People that are against the sites, have said that the program enables drug users, and promotes drug use in the community, adding that our tax dollars could be spent better elsewheTonightโ€™s

Tonightโ€™s meeting will be held at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at NorWestย Community Health Centres located at 525 Simpson Street.

Tuesdayโ€™s meeting will be at the Joseph Esquega Health Centre located at 401 Donald Street East.

Wednesdayโ€™s meeting will be held at Elevate NWO located at 106 Cumberland Street North.

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