By Herald on August 12, 2020.
ARCHES will be ceasing all its supervised consumption services and needle collection.
A letter sent out by ARCHES to neighbouring business owners, dated Aug. 7, says supervised consumption, needle collection and outreach services will end Aug. 31, and that the organization will vacate the downtown site entirely by Sept. 30.
The impending closure of the current SCS comes on the heels of a decision announced by the province last month to defund ARCHES as an organization after an audit revealed serious fiscal mismanagement.
An update will follow with more details on the repercussions of this announcement.