With a Supervised Consumption Site location now known, many in the city are wondering why downtown instead of an industrial area.

Mayor Ted Clugston says HIV Community Link wanted a downtown location because that’s where a lot of users are.

Clugston says a Supervised Consumption Site was forced on the city by the province.

The Mayor says, “If we were attempt to block it in some way, we would have a ministerial order that said this council is out of order and we will be putting one in your community, AND they could put it anywhere they like.”

Clugston says people with concerns or grievances about the site should contact MLA Bob Wanner’s office.


Mayor Ted Clugston

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