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Two lives saved at overdose prevention site over weekend

Last Updated Sep 11, 2017 at 10:51 am EST

A pop-up supervised injection site tent set up on St. Patrick Street, in Raphael Brunet Park. (Photo courtesy: Overdose Prevention Ottawa)

OTTAWA – Two people were saved at the overdose prevention pop-up site at Raphael Park this weekend.

There were 66 visits were recorded at the site this weekend and the group tweeted, by doing “monitoring and stimulation,” they prevented the two overdoses.

Overdose Prevention Ottawa says, so far, they have had 508 visits in 17 days.

The site hasn’t been without controversy — a local group called “Take Back Raphael” said initially, they would protest the site.

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