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Bear Clan scoops up more than 1,100 used needles in single day

Buckets of needles found behind a home on Mountain Avenue. Bear Clan Patrol Inc

A local neighbourhood patrol group says they stumbled upon buckets of used needles in a Winnipeg back alley last week.

The Bear Clan Patrol said they recovered between 1,100 and 1,300 used syringes on Thursday.

“The amount of used needles is growing at a staggering rate,” The Bear Clan wrote to Global News.

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They said the needles were found by the group behind 363 Mountain Ave., calling it the second-largest number of needles they have ever recovered.

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“It was a secluded spot, and the users went unchecked for a long time, I’m assuming,” they wrote.

The Bear Clan said they return the syringes to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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