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In the News…

Ottawa News Items

Februrary 2024

Drug-paraphernalia debris a parent’s worst fear: mother
Toddler taken to hospital after putting needle in her mouth | CBC News
Growing concerns around the toxicity of the unregulated drug supply | City of OttawaPréoccupations croissantes au sujet de la toxicité de l’approvisionnement en drogues non réglementées | Ville d’Ottawa
Have your say on the City of Ottawa’s draft Waste Plan | City of Ottawa / Partagez vos réflexions sur la version provisoire du Plan de gestion des déchets de la Ville d’Ottawa. | Ville d’Ottawa
Overdose crisis: 22 suspected overdose deaths in Ottawa in January | CTV News
Building a path to stability: new transitional housing to help 170 unsheltered families | City of Ottawa / Tracer une voie vers la stabilité : de nouveaux logements de transition pour aider 170 familles non hébergées | Ville d’Ottawa
Animal tranquilizer in street drugs raises alarms | CBC News

January 2024

City opens overflow beds in Britannia as downtown shelters fill up | CBC News

December 2023

Keys, phone, naloxone: In downtown Ottawa, the antidote to opioid overdoses has become an item some people won’t leave home without – The Globe and Mail
Two Ottawa health centres to deliver ‘safer alternate response’ pilot | Ottawa Citizen
State of emergency declared in Pikwakanagan due to opioid crisis | Ottawa Citizen

November 2023

Does Ottawa need a safe inhalation site for drug users? | Ottawa Citizen
Downtown drop-in centre hopes washroom sensors help prevent overdose deaths | CBC News
Inhaling drugs surpasses injections in Ottawa, and experts want new tools to fight it | CBC News
How Ottawa’s public health unit wants to fight the fentanyl crisis | Ottawa Citizen

October 2023

The human side of Ottawa’s fentanyl crisis | CBC News
She called 911 during a break-in scare, but says the operator left her feeling helpless | CBC News

September 2023

What’s really in Ottawa street drugs? New machines will find out | CBC News
Sandy Hill daycare closes citing safety concerns | CBC News

 

National News Items 

Februrary 2024

A surge in open drug use has sparked difficult debates in cities across Canada – The Globe and Mail
Red Deer council passes motion asking province to close overdose prevention site | CBC News
Neighbours suing supervised injection site linked to fatal shooting of Toronto mother | National Post
Tent encampments result of ‘persistent failures’ of government: federal advocate | National Post
Un opioïde « 25 fois plus puissant que le fentanyl » inquiète les autorités sanitaires | Radio-Canada
NP View: The safer supply farce is unravelling | National Post
B.C. acknowledges problems with safe supply, looks to expand it anyway | National Post
Stem the diversion ‘catastrophe’ by making safe supply drugs traceable | National Post
BC knows “safer supply” isn’t working. They’re expanding it anyway | National Post

January 2024

Court’s shaky logic puts open drug use above rights of general public | National Post
Eby underscores ‘fundamental’ disagreement with B.C. chief coroner on safe supply | CBC News
Itinérance à Lachine | « La présence, c’est de la prévention » | La Presse

December 2023

Whitehorse’s downtown safety plan promises much, but some wonder if it will deliver | CBC News
Yukon gov’t to decentralize some support services downtown, as part of safety response plan | CBC News

September 2023

Harm reduction missionaries block my community’s path to safety | National Post