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Straight dope: June info session set for overdose prevention site near elementary school proposal

"We want to be let in on the plan."
The northern way.

There will be a meeting between Northern Health and School District 60 officials. Both sides confirm a June sesh date has been lit.

“Northern Health greatly values the long-standing collaboration and communication with School District 60 on matters of public health, school and youth health and other matters of shared interest, and we’re committed to maintaining that relationship,” said Northern Health in a statement.

 We have communicated with both school district and school board representatives over the several weeks about the planned Community Health Services Centre on 100th Avenue,  and have been working toward a formal presentation to the School Board which is now set for June.”

Chair of SD 60 Helen Gilbert said they just want to be let in on the plan.

“We’ve done our due diligence and asked – we want to understand why this is the location and how they are going to deal with safety concerns,” said Gilbert Friday.

Both sides said they look forward to seeing more details.

"We look forward to providing trustees with more details and answering their questions about the important health, mental health & substance use, overdose prevention and harm reduction services that the health centre will provide, as well as the methodology and considerations that went into selecting the chosen location,” added Northern Health officials.

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