As the City of Dryden continues to respond to homelessness and overdose crises across Canada, community members and agencies are coming together to offer new programs and services for the most vulnerable in the northwestern Ontario city.
Dryden is among northwestern Ontario communities that have seen a growing number of overdoses and mental health and addictions-related emergency department visits, according to data provided by the regional hospital.
But unlike larger urban centres, Dryden doesn’t have several key resources.
Shauna Pinkerton has been living with addiction for decades, and is now on her journey of recovery.
As a community support worker, she provides harm reduction supplies and
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