Tsuut’ina Nation receiving funds for addiction support

By Justin Sibbe Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The need for more beds and more funding to help fight the drug epidemic in Alberta is constantly a topic of concern, with recent numbers showing an alarming rate of overdosing across the province. Opioid deaths are on the rise in Alberta, with the province seeing 179 fatalities in the month of April alone, according to Health Analytics Alberta. As a result, treaty seven territory, Tsuut’ina Nation, will be receiving up to $30 million in capital funding from the provincial government for the construction of a new addictions recovery community with 75 beds and an annual capacity of 300 patients. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Premier Danielle Smith, Chief Roy Whitney and Minister of health and addictions, Dan Williams, on Wednesday…

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