opioid crisis

Outreach van staff Stacey Taylor (left) and Shae-Lynn Boyko (right) pose for a photo inside the Blood Ties Four Directions van. The program delivers harm reduction supplies around Whitehorse. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Supervised consumption site opening delayed until end of September

Whitehorse marked Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.


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The overdose crisis, largely driven by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil was the topic of an online discussion hosted by Blood Ties Four Directions Centre and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition on June 8 and 10.

Discussion of overdose crisis in Yukon leaves participants hopeful for future

The forum brought together people including some with personal drug use and addiction experience.


Number of opioid deaths in the Yukon increases to 18

The news out came during a Dec. 13 panel discussion on the crisis


Minister Pauline Frost says Yukon’s opioid action plan to be released

Frost also said the Yukon now has a bilateral funding agreement worth $500,000 to combat the crisis