Battle over safe-injection sites in southern Alberta heads to court

The Blood Tribe has lost 194 members to substance-related deaths in .


In southern Alberta, the opioid crisis is getting worse.

Most of it is being driven by the deaths of members of the Blood Tribe, south of Calgary.

There have been 194 deaths since the coronavirus pandemic started – nearly all of them off reserve.

That’s why two non-profit organizations want to operate a safe injection site despite resistance from the Kenney government.

Earlier this month,  Moms Stop the Harm and Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society filed a lawsuit against the Alberta government for new rules around safe injections sites.

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