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Overdose prevention funding freeze ‘huge step backwards’ for Ontario, Vancouver mayor says

Vancouver’s mayor has decried a decision by Doug Ford’s government to freeze funding to overdose prevention sites in the midst of a deadly and worsening opioid crisis. “It is a huge step backwards to ... read more

Fate of Ontario safe injection, overdose prevention sites in limbo

TORONTO — The fate of Ontario ... injection and overdose prevention sites, though his party says Ford has since committed to reviewing evidence on the issue. Critics and advocates said shutting down t... read more

Ontario gov't to address opioid crisis after advocates ask province to declare an emergency

The government of Ontario is set to make an announcement ... harm reduction workers say it could lead to additional funding for front-line staff and establishing more overdose prevention sites. “We’re ... read more

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Ontario can’t afford to fumble on the opioid crisis

Six weeks into her review of the “merit” of supervised injection and overdose prevention sites, Ontario Health Minister Christine ... government this week expressing concern about the funding freeze. ... read more

Reevely: Provincial funding to help Somerset West health centre open injection site in new year

Then a minister shows up with funding ... volunteered at Overdose Prevention Ottawa’s illegal injection site in a Lowertown park in the fall, and both marched on city hall to demand support for that p... read more

Health care, harm reduction workers call on Ontario to declare opioid emergency

TORONTO —More than 700 doctors, nurses, harm reduction workers and academics are calling on Ontario to declare ... would allow for increased funding to front-line harm reduction workers, more overdose ... read more

Millions added to cost of downtown library renovation

Each of the patients survived, thanks to the training and quick response by first responders, but for Overdose Prevention Society ... accents on the streets of Vancouver these days. Over the last five ... read more

News Archive‹ Dec 4 to 10, 2016 ›

Two supervised-consumption sites have been proposed for Surrey in an effort to curb a spike in the number of fatal overdoses. Health Minister Terry Lake says in ... trading as the price of oil took a ... read more

Mayor's decision to block funding for pop-up safe injection site 'heartless,' councillor says

An Ottawa city councillor is calling the mayor's decision to block provincial funding for the ... operated by Overdose Prevention Ottawa (OPO), in Raphael Brunet Park. Kitichissippi Councillor Jeff Le... read more

News Archive‹ Jan 15 to 21, 2017 ›

Merritt Mayor Neil Menard... A Los Angeles judge has put an end to ... The steer car is attached to the back of a... Actors Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are engaged. The pair met on the set of the widely- ... read more

Drug-checking spectrometer available at Vancouver consumption sites

Both facilities also have fentanyl test strips on hand, something the provincial Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions says will be more readily available at other supervised consumption and overdo... read more

NDP will freeze tuition fees for 4 years: Horwath

TORONTO - The New Democrats say they'll freeze university and college ... morning at Ryerson University in Toronto. The Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students says the plan is a good fi... read more

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