Canada’s first mobile overdose-prevention sites will soon hit the road in the Okanagan

Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun, April 5, 2017

Kelowna resident Helen Jennens, a member of drug-policy advocacy group Moms Stop The Harm, said the mobile service is “a step in the right direction.”

But Jennens, who lost two sons to overdoses, said she wishes the federal government was quicker to approve supervised-consumption sites. She thought Kelowna would have one by now, considering the ongoing deaths.

“We know that the wheels move slowly when it comes to anything that’s political or in our health system,” she said. “But I don’t think this is the time to be dragging our heels.”

Canada’s first mobile overdose-prevention sites will soon hit the road in the Okanagan