Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR04 - (Alta-Opioid-Lethbridge)

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta. x-12s. Another Alberta city is asking for approval from Ottawa to set up a safe consumption site where drug users can get help. Lethbridge joins Calgary and Edmonton in asking the federal government for approval. Jill Manning is managing director of the AIDS Outreach Community Harm Reduction Education Support Society. She says the application is to be submitted at the end of July. She says it could help the three-thousand individuals in Lethbridge alone who consume drugs.

("...H-I-V epidemic.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Manning says drug overdose deaths in Lethbridge stood at about one a day last year, but not it's looking more like two daily. …

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