Drug use in Saskatoon rises as city tries to contain COVID-19 virus

With 162 cases, the City of Saskatoon is the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus spread in Saskatchewan.

But the use of drugs in the city is also on the rises since the crisis.

Staff at one organization that helps drug users says the provincial government is letting the city’s most vulnerable fend for themselves.

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.