drug overdoses

Regina sees decrease in overdoses for 2022

Jan 25, 2023 | 1:19pm

Regina saw a decrease in the number of people who died due to overdoses in 2022. There were 118 apparent drug-related deaths in total, 46 fewer than the record 146 apparent drug-related deaths in 2021. Despite the decrease, 2022 marked the third year that over 100 people died of overdoses in the Queen City. Of […]

Regina hits 100 overdose deaths for third-straight year

Nov 25, 2022 | 12:12pm

Regina has hit triple digits in drug overdoses for the third straight year. As of the end of October and City has seen 102 deaths related to drug overdoses after police reported 12 apparent drug deaths in the month. That number is down compared to last year, when the City saw 118 deaths related to […]

‘Always more we can do’ Minister of Addictions on overdose deaths

Jan 23, 2022 | 11:10am

Last year marked another increase in overdose deaths in Saskatchewan. According to the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, there were 225 confirmed overdose deaths with 239 suspected overdose deaths, bringing the total to 464. “These are tragic numbers, they are heartbreaking, and they are devasting for families, for communities across this province to see these sorts of […]

St. John Ambulance, Health Canada offering more Naloxone training

Apr 5, 2021 | 6:40am

St. John Ambulance has announced it is partnering with Health Canada to help reduce opioid-related deaths across the country. The new programs are aimed at providing more people with Naloxone kits, increasing the survival rate of someone overdosing. Spokesperson Kevin McGowan said these programs are desperately needed right now. “Obviously, the crisis has been coming […]

Regina centre gets preliminary approval for an overdose prevention site

Mar 5, 2021 | 4:27pm

Preliminary approval has been given for a Regina centre to open an overdose prevention site. The executive director of the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre says approval came from the provincial government this week with the hope being everything can be up and running in two weeks. Michael Parker says the site will operate out of […]

Regina friendship centre looking for approval to run safe consumption site

Dec 21, 2020 | 7:11am

A Regina friendship centre is hoping to host an in-house safe consumption site in the New Year, pending approval from the Ministry of Health. The Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre submitted documents Friday looking for exemption from the province to operate as an Urgent Public Health Need Site as soon as January. Executive Director Michael Parker […]

Fentanyl believed to be linked to three recent drug overdose deaths in Regina

Nov 23, 2020 | 3:54pm

Regina Police is reporting three more deaths from overdoses in Regina. Police attended to three separate scenes Monday morning  where a 30-year-old man, 32-year-old man and 36-year-old man all died. The investigation has not yet connected these victims together, but they do believe fentanyl is involved in each of the deaths. 15 people have died […]

Regina Police issue public advisory on drug overdoses after six deaths on Canada Day

Jul 2, 2020 | 12:53pm

Over the course of 36 hours, Regina Police responded to seven overdoses, six of them were fatal. The recent surge of overdoses correlates with statistics showing an alarming number of overdoses that have happened in the Queen City since the beginning of the year. Since January 1st, there have been 451 overdose events in Regina, […]

Regina Police repeating warning about the dangers of illegal drugs after 5 overdoses Friday

May 1, 2020 | 12:33pm

Regina Police are once again warning about dangerous, illegal drugs, after another five apparent drug overdoses Friday, including one death believed to a result of an overdose. Since January 1st, there have been 208 overdoses in Regina, with 11 confirmed deaths, and 9 unconfirmed deaths. RPS is repeating it’s call for residents to be vigilant […]