Expanding services across the city may help ease ByWard Market’s overdose crisis, advocates say
Advocates for local addiction programs have raised concerns that clustered shelters and social services in ByWard Market may pose more harm than good for those living with substance use disorders. Alongside these concerns, they call for the city to spread these facilities more across the municipality to address the current overdose crisis better.
Where there’s smoke: Debate over safe drug inhalation sites on a slow burn while overdose deaths rise in Ottawa
The debate over the efficacy of safe drug inhalation sites is raging in Ottawa.
Vanier residents start Good Neighbours safety walks and urge ‘very bold actions’ against opioid crisis
Ottawa has grappled with homelessness and drug addiction for years. A group of concerned residents have decided to act.
The ‘shoppertainment’ trap: As social media apps blur line between socializing and buying, the risks to users soar
Shopping online through social media platforms is expanding exponentially but it also carries serious risks, experts say.
Decriminalization, more funding key to saving lives, say drug reform advocates
Decriminalization is a good first step, but advocates and experts say bigger leaps must be taken to address the overdose crisis.