Category Archives: Drug injection sites

Tragic deaths far more important than politics

According to health statistics, more than 100 people will die across Ontario during the next few weeks while our uncaring provincial government stalls and plays politics on a decision to permit or reject proposed supervised injection sites. One eye always … Continue reading

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Be prepared when municipal candidates come calling

Four questions I would suggest you ask Kitchener and regional council candidates at public meetings or if they come tapping on your door leading up to the Oct. 22 election: 1. Why has there been a shortage of neighbourhood public … Continue reading

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Snail-pace approach toward regional opioid-overdose issue

Alarming increases in opioid-related deaths continue as regional council this week crawled toward a solution. Part of that solution would be a rapid decision on two supervised drug injection sites — one in downtown Kitchener and another in Cambridge’s drug-troubled … Continue reading

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Two drug-injection sites for Kitchener but none for Waterloo

Regional officials have recommended two possible drug-injection sites in  downtown Kitchener. A regional report urges that two similar sites be considered in downtown Cambridge but, as usual, opioid-free Waterloo has no need of such a facility. Eventually, regional officials want … Continue reading

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