Prince Albert had the most methamphetamines and cocaine in its wastewater per capita in Canada, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
According to the federal agency, Canadian cities had high meth levels compared to other countries around the world.
These observations are based on new data from the Canadian Wastewater Survey (CWS), which began in Canada in 2019.
Wastewater data contributes to a better understanding of current drug use and emerging trends.
“The Public Health Agency of Canada’s most recent report on opioid- and stimulant-related harms in Canada indicates that approximately half of apparent accidental deaths from opioid toxicity are also due to a stimulant drug,” the agency said.