Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
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BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
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QC
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Atlantic
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North60
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Island Health launches needle-awareness campaign – Chemainus Valley Courier

Feb. 4, 2019

Island Health is launching a campaign to encourage people who use needles to return them safely.

The campaign will remind people to “make it your gig to return your rig” and support local needle-recovery efforts.

The Cowichan Valley, like much of the rest of the province, is grappling with addiction and drug issues that have led to a provincial emergency being called in 2016 to try and deal with the growing crisis.

The ongoing emergency is also seeing drug paraphernalia, particularly used needles, being discarded in parks, alleys and other public places. This has added to the urgency of the situation.

Read More: https://www.chemainusvalleycourier.ca/news/island-health-launches-needle-awareness-campaign/

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