Grande Prairie residents will soon be able to share their opinions on supervised consumption sites with the people set to review them. The eight members of the government’s supervised consumption site review panel will be holding a town hall in the city on September 17th.
The group was assembled by Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan back in August. They will travel around to hear about the impacts supervised consumption sites have on communities when it comes to topics like crime rates, needle debris, complaints of social disorder, residential property values, business impacts and emergency medical service calls.
Grande Prairie is one of six locations the group will visit. People interested in sharing concerns or opinions at the event will need to register in advance here. Each person will have a maximum of three minutes to talk.
A stakeholder session will also be held separate from the public meeting. Registration forms for that event can be found here.
The public town hall will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Grande Ballroom in the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.