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Kitchener receives twelve month exemption to open safe consumption site

On July 26, Kitchener received a federal exemption from Canadian drug law to open a safe consumption site in the downtown sector. The exemption will last for a duration of 12 months before a renewal is needed. 150 Duke Street West was chosen as the concrete location for the safe consumption site and rented out by the city. The interim […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Safe injection sites in Kitchener and Cambridge coming closer to reality

The Region of Waterloo is in the midst of hosting public consultation sessions regarding proposed supervised consumption sites in Kitchener and Cambridge.  These sessions, which began last week, are being held to open the floor to the public’s questions and concerns regarding several candidates for supervised consumption sites for opioid usage, as part of the region’s action plan to enact […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin/File photo

Waterloo Region moves forward with safe injection sites

As the opioid epidemic prevails, there is talk of progress among Waterloo regional councillors. The community services committee of Waterloo Region, responsible for reviewing and reporting on public health, emergency and community services, agreed to move forward with implementing safe injection sites earlier this month. Proposals have been made regarding the future locations of sites; however, these currently remain undetermined […]

by Margaret Russell· · Local, News ·