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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit:

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Unitarian Winter Shelter

Beginning in 2008, men and women without fixed lodging have found shelter in the lower level of our fellowship building at 595 Townsite Rd. This year will be no different. The congregation voted to continue operating a “low barrier” cold-wet Extreme Weather Shelter for 2014-15. For most nights between November and March, the shelter will open at 7 p.m. with twenty-four beds available, along with a hot meal at night, breakfast in the morning, washers and dryers, companionship, and great staff on hand. In addition pets can be accommodated at the site as well as the provision of nightly storage space for our guests’ belongings.more info

Address / Contact Info
595 Townsite Rd.
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1K9
Phone: (250) 754-3720
Classification Tags
Topics: Drop-ins, Shelter

United Way Northern & Central Vancouver Island

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) changes people’s lives for the better by tackling pressing social issues in your community.more info

Address / Contact Info
#9 - 327 Prideaux St
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N4
Phone: (250) 591-8731
Fax: (250) 591-7340
Web Links Website Email
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Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Uplands Dental Clinic

At Uplands Dental Clinic we offer patients a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services designed to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include: dental cleanings & exams, dental x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, root canal therapy, periodontal treatments, extractions, teeth whitening, tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers & dental implantsmore info

Address / Contact Info
4-5769 Turner Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6L8
Phone: (250) 729-8060
Fax: (250) 729-8061
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Dental Care, 45
Community Headings: 23