addiction

Sask. Government issues Request for Supplier Qualification for Addiction Treatment Spaces

Sask. Government issues Request for Supplier Qualification for Addiction Treatment Spaces

Dec 24, 2023 | 8:04am
The provincial government is taking strides in fulfilling its commitment to increase addiction treatment spaces across Saskatchewan by issuing a Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) for an additional 250 spaces. This initiative builds on the government’s broader plan to add a total of 500 treatment spaces throughout the province. The primary objective of the RFSQ […]
‘The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken’: ‘Friends’ creators, actors, family mourn Matthew Perry.

‘The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken’: ‘Friends’ creators, actors, family mourn Matthew Perry.

Oct 29, 2023 | 6:28pm
Matthew Perry was widely mourned this weekend by friends, co-stars and some very famous fans, including his childhood classmate, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; his “Friends” mom Morgan Fairchild; and even Adele. Perry, who played Chandler Bing on NBC’s “Friends” for 10 seasons, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 54. “This truly […]
‘Continued resistance’: Saskatchewan government won’t fund supervised consumption

‘Continued resistance’: Saskatchewan government won’t fund supervised consumption

Oct 27, 2023 | 5:46am
The Saskatchewan Party government has made it clear it won’t fund supervised drug consumption services, a move one researcher says is not based on evidence.  The province pledged in its throne speech this week it won’t allow illegal drugs to be supplied through hospitals or public clinics.  And Tim McLeod, who is minister of mental health and […]
Regina police warn of dangerous illicit drug

Regina police warn of dangerous illicit drug

Oct 18, 2023 | 4:32pm
Regina police are warning about the presence of Xylazine in the city. A tested substance sold as fentanyl was found to contain both fentanyl and Xylazine, a combination they say presents a heightened risk of overdose and death. Xylazine is a tranquilizer used in veterinary medicine and it’s sedative effects can’t be reversed by naloxone. Police […]

Regina and Saskatoon see Overdose Outreach Teams extended

Jul 21, 2023 | 11:59am

A pilot program to help people reduce their risk of overdoses has been extended in both Regina and Saskatoon. Overdose Outreach Teams in the communities will continue for another six months to further develop the outreach process and expand the reach of the teams. The teams comprise a mental health and addictions counsellor from the […]

RCMP respond to seven calls involving suspected fentanyl overdoses in Saskatchewan

Jul 14, 2023 | 2:26pm

RCMP say they have responded to seven calls involving suspected fentanyl overdoses in an area of southwestern Saskatchewan. Mounties say three people died, with the other four requiring officers to administer naloxone to resuscitate them. RCMP say the deaths happened on May 14, July 4 and July 12 in the Kindersley area, about 380 kilometres northwest […]

Community, Indigenous drug rehab programs across West get $20M in federal funds

Jul 8, 2023 | 10:06am

Dozens of community and Indigenous groups across Western Canada will share $20 million in federal funding to boost the mental health and drug awareness, treatment and rehabilitation services they offer. The money is to be shared between 42 local drug-related programs across British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett […]