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Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to make ‘important announcement’ with B.C. on overdose crisis

Public health approach focused on reducing harms and saving lives to be revealed

 

Newly appointed Minister of Community and Social Services Jason Luan takes the oath during a cabinet shuffle at Government House in Edmonton on Thursday, July 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Confusion after Alberta government halted overdose prevention pilot: emails

‘I’ll admit I’m a bit lost here as to what is happening’

 

Sarah Fleck, clinical manager of Turning Point, says Red Deer’s Overdose Prevention Site is seeing more overdoses lately caused by contaminated opioids. (Advocate file photo)

Contaminated street drugs causing a spike in overdoses in Red Deer

Turning Point’s clinical manager says 12 overdoses have happened in the last 24 hours

 

Sarah Fleck, Turning Point’s clinical manager, said the Overdose Prevention Site prevented 30 overdose deaths last week, caused by more potent opioid street drugs. (Advocate file photo)

More dangerous opioids caused 30 overdoses last week in Red Deer: OPS manager

Even long-term street drug users are O.D.-ing, says Sarah Fleck

Sarah Fleck, Turning Point’s clinical manager, said the Overdose Prevention Site prevented 30 overdose deaths last week, caused by more potent opioid street drugs. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by Central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site hits three-year milestone

3,553 overdoses reversed since site opened in 2018

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by Central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)
A man prepares heroin to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver on May 11, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts

More than 105 people died each month from drug poisoning between May 2020 and April 2021

A man prepares heroin to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver on May 11, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)

Many standards for overdose prevention site already met, says Red Deer agency

Alberta is first to develop standards for supervised consumption services

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point. (Contributed)
The latest overdose data is available in the Alberta Substance Use Surveillance System. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATED: Overdose deaths in Red Deer jumped in 2020

Alberta Substance Use Surveillance System update released

The latest overdose data is available in the Alberta Substance Use Surveillance System. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site has no facilities for those who smoke opioids. Instead, people who inhale drugs are encouraged to stay close by in case they need assistance. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site has no facilities for those who smoke opioids. Instead, people who inhale drugs are encouraged to stay close by in case they need assistance. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Overdose warning system aims to alert drug users

VANCOUVER — Medical health officers in the Vancouver area are aiming to…

Turning Point interim operational manager Sarah Fleck, left, and registered nurse Tricia Hogan talk about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in the office Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Good Samaritan law arrives to save lives

Seeking help for overdose no longer leads to jail

Turning Point interim operational manager Sarah Fleck, left, and registered nurse Tricia Hogan talk about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in the office Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)