By Letter to the Editor on August 23, 2019.
Nice to see the thoughtful letters from Kim Siever and Michelle Brown in the Aug. 15/19 Lethbridge Herald. It has been said many times that the SCS is about saving lives and it is up to the mayor, councillors and citizens to pressure the federal and provincial governments to take the next steps such as recovery centres and more to provide these people with a place to stay and a chance for possible recovery.
Some will fall through the cracks but others will be able to recover and become regular citizens. This, in and of itself, will more than make up for the cost of refurbishing some of the downtown buildings for detox and rehabilitating centres. Emergency funding should be made available immediately and note that this situation would be a lot worse if the Supervised Consumption Site was not here.
For any of you out there who can support the SCS working the way it is you need to support this site as it is proven to be the best path forward. Be immune to the messages coming from prejudice and intolerant bigots.
Glenn W. Harrison