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City rejects offer from province to help winterize Overdose Prevention Ottawa tent

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OTTAWA – A controversial pop-up injection site in Ottawa’s downtown won’t be receiving the help they asked the province for to help winterize their facility.

The city of Ottawa denied the province’s offer to provide a generator, a heater, and other supplies for Overdose Prevention Ottawa through the colder winter months.

Mayor Jim Watson told the CBC he doesn’t believe a temporary site in the cold in a city park is an appropriate use of resources, and once a recently approved safe injection trailer is set up, the group will have no reason to continue operating in the park.

OPO has already been forced to close numerous times due to inclement weather this year.

While Watson and other top city officials have made a clear stance against their operations, no one has stepped forward to close the site down.

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