Wentworth Park service remembers overdose victims
A service was held in Wentworth Park yesterday to remember those who have died from drug overdoses.
The service was organized by the Ally Centre of Cape Breton to mark Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day.
The service included people coming forward and reading the names of their loved ones who have died.
Provincial chief medical officer Doctor Robert Strang says the Nova Scotia government has committed stable, annual funding to combat the problem, which has resulted in the opening of three new treatment centres, a substantial increase in the number of people receiving treatment, and reduced waiting lists and wait times.
Between January and August of this year, 38 Nova Scotians have died of opioid overdoses.