Volunteers preventing overdose deaths in Vancouver demand government help
Volunteers who have set up a series of pop-up safe injection sites in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood are calling on the provincial and federal governments to intervene in the ongoing fentanyl crisis plaguing drug users.
The founders of the Overdose Prevention Society, a group which has been running pop-up safe drug injection and consumption sites since September, are calling for more injection sites and help from two levels of government.
"The government needs to do something, I don’t know how many times I need to say it, we're doing what we're doing but there but there needs to be more than this, it's ridiculous," said Sarah Blyth, the society's cofounder.
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