Residents in south central Edmonton are fighting a safe comsumpion site

The residents say they will continue to fight the safe comsuption site planned for their community.

Old Strathcona residents in south-central Edmonton have started a petition to stop a safe consumption and injection site in their community.

"As you may know, Boyle Street Community Services plans to establish a 'Strathcona health hub' in our midst located at 10119-81 Avenue. The hub includes facilities and support for illegal street drug consumption and injection," the petition said.

Arthur Green is the Alberta Legislative Reporter for the Western Standard and Alberta Report based in the Edmonton Bureau. He is an award-winning journalist and has worked for the CBC and Post Media.

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The injection site in Lethbridge, had just under 1000 injections/day. After 2 yrs, required $10 million from NDP to cover policing & clean up! Nothing learned, apparently


Don’t blame them. I don’t want druggies in my area either. They can go to Rachel’s neighborhood as she supports this type of garbage.


Old strathcona is within the riding of Edmonton-strathcona, which is Rachel Notley’s riding! 🤣


Old Strathcona is a NDP stronghold, seems the woke crowd loves everyone as long as their not in their backyard!


What they don't share NDP values but vote for them? Maybe a wake up call after all...don't hold your breath

Tommy Digger

Old Strathcona makes more sense than WEM. Lol

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