overdoses

Regina Police report 23 overdose deaths in July

Regina Police report 23 overdose deaths in July

Sep 1, 2023 | 9:02am
July was the second-most deadly month for overdose deaths in Regina’s history. According to the Board of Police Commissioners monthly statistics, the Regina Police Service reported 21 apparent deaths due to overdoses in July, marking the most since December 2021, when the city saw 23 deaths. July’s numbers now brings the city’s total to 93 […]

First half of 2023 sees record number of overdose deaths

Jul 25, 2023 | 1:47pm

The City of Regina has seen a record amount of overdose deaths through the first six months of 2023. According to the Board of Police Commissioners monthly statistics, the Regina Police have reported 72 apparent overdose deaths as of June 30. Police have also reported 1,307 overdose occurrences so far this year. While this year […]

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 […]

Regina Police reports 11 more drug overdoses in May

Jul 5, 2023 | 5:06pm

Eleven more people died due to drug overdoses in Regina, according to the Regina Board of Police Commissioners monthly statistics report. The deaths bring Regina’s total to 66 in 2023, the most through five months the city has ever seen. In May, there were 279 drug overdose occurrences, with 66 per cent happening in Regina’s […]

Local resident looking to raise awareness of fentanyl overdoses through signage

Jun 1, 2023 | 9:36am

After losing three family members in the last year due to fentanyl overdoses, a local woman is taking action into her own hands. Ivy Kennedy, the director of the Women of the Dawn Counselling Centre, is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl in Regina. “I am outraged at the numbers of our […]

Regina sees record number of overdoses through first four months

May 31, 2023 | 10:17am

At the Regina Board of Police Commissioners’ monthly meeting, the board was presented monthly statistics regarding overdoses, monthly crime, and the Ariel Support Unit. Overdoses The City of Regina is on pace to see a record number of drug-related deaths. According to a report presented to the board, the City has seen 55 overdose deaths […]

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 […]

Province notes International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31, 2022 | 3:19pm

It’s International Overdose Awareness Day. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Everett Hindley said in a news release that the day is an opportunity to remind people who use drugs, their family, and the public of the resources available to reduce the risk of an overdose… or potentially save the life of someone who is […]

Drug overdoses down to start 2022 in Regina

May 31, 2022 | 5:08pm

Last year the City of Regina saw its number of overdoses and related deaths skyrocket; however, in 2022, those numbers are down. So far this year, the Regina Police Service has reported 126 overdoses with six apparent deaths. In 2021, Regina saw over 1,800 overdoses and 160 overdose deaths. Cheif Evan Bray said that though […]

Regina saw 160 apparent drug overdose death in 2021

Jan 29, 2022 | 6:28am

2021 provided a record year for drug overdoses in the Queen City. The Regina Police Service (RPS) reported 160 apparent deaths last year, making another increase. In 2018, Regina saw 31 overdose deaths, decreasing in 2019 to 21. In 2020, that number increased to 111. Regina Police Cheif Evan Bray said he expects the number of […]