Residents are getting a chance to learn more about the aftermath of Fentanyl use.
Wood Buffalo RCMP are hosting an information session next Wednesday, February 22, at Holy Trinity High School up in Timberlea.
According to year-end numbers released by the Government of Alberta, the opioid was the cause of nine deaths in Fort McMurray. That number is down from the 17 deaths reported in 2015.
Provincially, there were 343 deaths related to fentanyl use last year. To combat the number of overdoses, the Alberta government is expanding its Naloxone program giving firefighters in the province better access to the life-saving kits.
Both Alberta Health Services and CLEAR, Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response Team, will have guest speakers talking about actions law enforcement are taking in response and what resources are available to the community.
Anyone is welcome to attend, free of charge.