Media & Resources

P5 Project Media Coverage:

Usask Researchers Highlight Voices of People with Addictions to Improve Services (September 16, 2021)
KBOO FM: Century of Lies Podcast Feature with James Dixon: Decriminalize People Who Use Drugs (September 15, 2021)
Hard Knox Talks – Going Live with the P5 Project YXE (September 11, 2021)
Letter of the Day: Better response needed on opioids (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, May 16, 2019)
Study Recommends Saskatoon Provide Supervised Consumption (CJWW 600, March 28, 2019)
U of S study takes aim at province’s growing opioid crisis (CKOM News, March 28, 2019)
Opioid response should include safe consumption site, crisis plan: U of S study (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, March 28, 2019)
Multi-layer approach needed to deal with opioid crisis in Saskatoon: study (Global News, March 27, 2019)
USask study on opioid use offers solutions (College of Medicine, March 27, 2019)
Perspectives on Saskatoon’s evolving opioid crisis (Global News, October 29, 2018)

Substance Use in Saskatchewan:

A bad day for Saskatchewan’: Overdose crisis continues to worsen (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, October 28, 2020)
Former opioid users share how losing someone was the turning point of their recovery (CTV National, October 16, 2020)
Sask.’s addictions crisis is a campaign issue. Will parties deliver? (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, October 19, 2020)
‘It’s a start’: Saskatchewan’s first safe drug consumption site opens during a crisis (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, October 1, 2020)
‘These are preventable deaths’: Saskatchewan’s growing drug crisis (The Pigeon, September 25, 2020)
People with addictions weigh in on why Sask. overdose deaths are at record high (CBC, September 14, 2020)
Sask. health minister not interested in feds’ ‘safer supply’ pitch (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, September 13, 2020)
Overdose awareness day coincides with ‘disturbing’ surge in Saskatchewan deaths (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, August 31, 2020)
‘It’s our kids who are dying’: Saskatoon mom raises overdose awareness (CTV News, August 31, 2020)
‘The shame of the country:’ 2020s reported overdose deaths tentatively break records, and it’s only August (CKOM, August 20, 2020)
Preliminary Sask. stats suggest record overdose deaths in 2020 (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, August 18, 2020)
Sask. mom doing everything she can to prevent overdoses (CBC, August 16, 2020)
‘It’s not acceptable’: Prairie Harm Reduction wants better reporting of overdoses from SHA (CTV News, August 10, 2020)
Saskatoon paramedics record over 100 overdose calls in single week (CBC News, August 8, 2020)
More than numbers: The faces of Saskatchewan’s overdose crisis (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, August 7, 2020)
AIDS Saskatoon changes name, sets opening date for safe consumption site (Global News, July 28, 2020)
Saskatoon consumption site set to open Oct. 1 (CBC News, July 28, 2020)
‘Left behind’: Addiction moves far beyond city limits in Saskatchewan (Global News, July 17, 2020)
Opinion: Time is now to ‘do better’ on mental health, addictions funding (Regina Leader-Post, July 17, 2020)
Saskatoon addictions expert says more treatment options needed to combat overdoses (CBC News, July 15, 2020)
Police and paramedics see spike in overdoses in Saskatoon over the past few months (CBC News, July 8, 2020)
‘An epidemic:’ Six people die of overdoses in Regina in 36 hours (CKOM News, July 2, 2020)
The pandemic within a pandemic: Regina’s overdose numbers skyrocket through 2020 (CBC News, June 29, 2020)
AIDS Saskatoon says site must open, with or without government support (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 19, 2020)
AIDS Saskatoon vows to open safe consumption site, despite being left out of provincial budget (CBC News, June 16, 2020)
May was a record month for overdose calls in Saskatoon (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 11, 2020)
Climbing overdose numbers in Sask. compounded by COVID-19: experts (CBC News, May 5, 2020)
AIDS Saskatoon denied funding for supervised consumption site in provincial budget (Global News, March 18, 2020)
A look inside Saskatchewan’s first-ever supervised injection site (CBC News, February 10, 2020)
‘Enforcement alone is never solving the problem’: Local agencies outline 29 actions to tackle crystal meth in Saskatoon (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, February 4, 2020)
Saskatoon addictions workers, doctors have biggest caseloads in province (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, December 5, 2019)
Saskatchewan’s first safe consumption site aims to foster community (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, November 5, 2019)
Methadone prescriber shortage continues amid Sask. opioid crisis (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, October 8, 2019)
‘This is the new normal’: Fentanyl suspected in 3 overdoses in Saskatoon this weekend (CBC News, September 16, 2019)
Saskatoon overdose calls nearly doubled since 2013, but data on causes is limited (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, September 9, 2019)
Users say Saskatoon’s supervised consumption site will reduce harms, stress for people who use drugs (CBC News, September 7, 2019)
Local groups push for more naloxone kits on Saskatoon streets (Global News, August 29, 2019)
Health Canada approves Saskatoon safe consumption site (CTV News, August 19, 2019)
Major scholarships awarded to USask students (University of Saskatchewan, July 17, 2019)
AIDS Saskatoon says door-to-door consultation found support for safe-injection site (CBC News, April 25, 2019)
Nine overdoses reported at Saskatoon Correctional Centre in last two weeks (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, November 23, 2018)
Sask. doctor calls for better addictions services after six overdose deaths in 4 weeks (CBC News, November 1, 2018)
Hooked: Opioids taking their toll on Sask. families and communities (Regina Leader-Post, July 19, 2018)
Saskatoon mom fights for change after son’s fentanyl death (CBC News, August 12, 2015)