Back-alley tent in Vancouver offers safety for addicts in bid to curb overdoses

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VANCOUVER - Sarah Blyth was weary of rushing to counteract an overdose every time someone screamed "Narcan!" from a nearby alley in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, so she joined other activists to set up a supervised drug-consumption tent for addicts.

Blyth acknowledged the so-called pop-up site is illegal, but said she couldn't stand by and watch as people overdosed in what she said is one of the most popular back alleys in the impoverished neighbourhood for drug use.

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