CHCH February 27, 2018
St. Catharines council has unanimously passed a motion in support of a temporary supervised injection site. We spoke to one Beamsville mother [MSTH and NAMES memer Sandi Tantradini] whose son died of a fentanyl overdose and says this move is a small victory in the war against opioids.
28-year-old Scott Tantradini died of a fentanyl overdose. He had 4 times the anaesthetic dose of fentanyl in his system. Following his death, his mother Sandi turned to advocacy and has been fighting to get a supervised injection site in Niagara. On Monday her dream got a step closer to reality. St. Catharines council gave the green light for a pilot program in the city to help combat the growing crisis.