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Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an Atco trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer overdose prevention site gets six-month extension

3,021 site visits from 226 clients in August

 

A review of overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption sites in Alberta was released by the UCP government Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A review of overdose prevention sites and supervised consumption sites in Alberta was released by the UCP government Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer awaits drug consumption site review

Turning Point’s overdose prevention site often at capacity

Red Deer’s temporary overdose prevention site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Five people died from fentanyl-related overdoses in Red Deer between January and June. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Fentanyl fatalities decline in Red Deer

Alberta Health releases new opioid report

Five people died from fentanyl-related overdoses in Red Deer between January and June. (File photo by Advocate staff)
New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported

New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported

Overdose prevention site saw more overdoses than ever in July

New wave of Red Deer drug overdoses reported
Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta

Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta

Province looking at testing and public awareness

Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta
75% of people who die of opioid overdose have a permanent address. The real face of Red Deer’s drug crisis may surprise you.
75% of people who die of opioid overdose have a permanent address. The real face of Red Deer’s drug crisis may surprise you.
Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Overdose prevention site helps reduce fentanyl deaths in Red Deer

Two fentanyl-related deaths in first three months of 2019

Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
An educational exhibit, Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience, is in Red Deer College’s Learning Common until Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Opioids Don’t Discriminate opens in Red Deer

Educational exhibit runs until Thursday at Red Deer College

An educational exhibit, Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience, is in Red Deer College’s Learning Common until Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Meet three fictional characters — Natasha, David and Max — who are based on the real-life experiences of people affected by opioid use at Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience. (Contributed photo)

‘Opioids don’t discriminate’ exhibit coming to Red Deer

Learning about the impact of the opioid crisis

Meet three fictional characters — Natasha, David and Max — who are based on the real-life experiences of people affected by opioid use at Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience. (Contributed photo)
Executive director Stacey Carmichael had boxes of syringes piled high in her office, one of the harm reduction supplies available from Turning Point. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer sees highest rate of fentanyl deaths

47 fentanyl-related deaths in 2018

Executive director Stacey Carmichael had boxes of syringes piled high in her office, one of the harm reduction supplies available from Turning Point. (File photo by Advocate staff)
In this file photo, Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne speaks with Dr. Michael Mulholland and Safe Harbour Society’s executive director Kath Hoffman in 2017 after the official opening of Safe Harbour’s medical detox beds. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Implant for opioid addiction coming to Red Deer

Another weapon in the treatment arsenal

In this file photo, Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne speaks with Dr. Michael Mulholland and Safe Harbour Society’s executive director Kath Hoffman in 2017 after the official opening of Safe Harbour’s medical detox beds. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Turning Point will be moving to 5233 54th Ave. in Rail Lands, where it will operate a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city council gives final approval for supervised drug consumption site

Business license subject to twice daily cleanup within 150-metres

Turning Point will be moving to 5233 54th Ave. in Rail Lands, where it will operate a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)
With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With the city moving ahead with a fenced-off supervised drug consumption site…

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move
Turning Point executive-director Stacey Carmichael. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Fenced-off SCS site development approved by Red Deer city council for seven years

‘Sunset clause’ means a new permit will be needed in 2025

Turning Point executive-director Stacey Carmichael. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Deborah Watson, of the national group Moms Stop the Harm, had been advocating for a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Community hyper vigilance anticipated by Red Deer harm reduction agency

Turning Point moves forward with supervised consumption plans

Deborah Watson, of the national group Moms Stop the Harm, had been advocating for a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site, operated by Turning Point, is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site, operated by Turning Point, is located in an ATCO trailer on the property of Safe Harbour Society, at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Overdose Prevention Site in Red Deer to extend hours

More registered nurses still needed

Red Deer’s Overdose Prevention Site is located in an ATCO trailer at 5246 53rd Ave. (File photo by Advocate staff)