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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

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Ontario announces 15 overdose prevention sites across the province

Gillian Kolla, with the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society, called it a major step backward to be cutting back on sites that were open. "This is an absolute disaster for the province of Ontario," ... read more

Evening Update: The latest on the Toronto and Vancouver municipal elections; Ontario to continue funding overdose-prevention sites

Vancouver voters on Saturday chose former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart as mayor by a ... Canada is prepared to freeze a big arms deal with Saudi Arabia if it concludes the weapons have been misused. A ... read more

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Ontario to fund overdose prevention sites but changing name

She says the province will approve a total of 21 overdose-prevention sites. "This is what needs to be done. Thank you to everyone who has advocated for harm reduction strategies in battling," Mayor ... read more

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

Nova Scotia moves to head off overdose deaths amid growing flood of fentanyl

“Our next step is to train our outreach staff to be trainers, to provide overdose prevention, education … so we can distribute ... The public health physician said the funding is an “immediate ... 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 ... read more

Some drug users 'yo-yoing' to avoid an overdose, paramedics say

As the death toll in B.C.'s overdose ... funding to help with the crisis, which will be paying for medical resupply stations in high-overdose areas and additional modes of transportation for ... read more

Ontario takes next step to sell Hydro One

TORONTO -- Ontario's Liberal government took the next step Friday towards selling Hydro One and said an initial public offering in the huge electricity transmission ... mostly in rural and northern ... read more

Next trend in plant-based meat alternatives: Faux fish?

TORONTO - The arrival of plant-based meats at chains including A&W and Tim Hortons is just the first step towards mainstream sustainable eating for Blair Bullus. The Vancouver ... funding and ... read more

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