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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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Lethbridge 2019 crime severity index lower than 2018

During the first year the SCS was open, Lethbridge CSI increased at a slower rate than the previous year. During the second year, it actually decreased.

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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 […]

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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.