Their previous contract expired 3 years ago.
October 2023 saw EMS responding to less than half the number of drug responses the same time last year. This was the second time this year the numbers dropped below 30.
These workers have been without a new contract for over a year and a half.
September 2023 saw EMS responding to almost half the number of drug responses. This was the first time this year the numbers dropped below 30.
Lethbridge got 13 more physicians in 2023, so far, but it still has fewer than it did when the UCP took power.
During the first 6 months of 2023, the Alberta government recorded 81 opioid-related deaths in Lethbridge. During all of 2022, there were 79, the previous high.
August 2023 marked 3 full years since the defunding of the Lethbridge supervised consumption site led to its closure. Responses by local EMS over the last year skyrocketed compared to previous years.
Lethbridge EMS responded to the second highest number of drug-related events last month than in any other month so far this year.
Lethbridge doctors, on average, are responsible for 37 more people than they were 4 years ago.
Lethbridge’s crime severity dropped last year, compared to 2021, making 4 years in a row the city has seen decreasing crime rates.