The number of supervised injection sites in the City of Hamilton could be on the rise.Two new community agencies have applied to Health Canada for a permanent site in the city.De dwa da dehs nye s Aboriginal Health Centre has applied for a site in the lower city.Wesley Urban Ministries is requesting a mobile unit.There is already a safe injection site in Hamilton.The Urban Core Community Health Centre has been running a temporary site downtown on Rebecca St.That group has plans to apply for a permanent site in the lower city.Between January and October 2017, there were 75 opioid deaths in Hamilton, putting the city’s opioid death rate at almost 80 per cent higher than the provincial average.

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