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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: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Low Income / Support - Transportation

BC Bus Pass Program

Annual bus pass for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities on restricted incomes. Allows unlimited travel on the Regional transit system. Cost is $45 per calendar year.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
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Classification Tags
Community Headings: Service BC

BC Ferries - Departure Bay Terminal

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-1261
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Community Headings: Income Assistance

BC Ferries - Duke Point

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Ferries - Duke Point
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 722-5888
Web Links Website
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Classification Tags
Community Headings: Income Assistance

BC Ferries - Gabriola Terminal

Seniors ride for free from Monday to Thursday (must show ID). Call 1-888-223-3779 for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-9344
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Income Assistance

HandyDART

Convenient door-to-door transportation for people with special needs. 5 tickets for $17.50 or 20 tickets for $65. Call for vendor locations. Does not operate on statutory holidays.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-3000
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Nanaimo Regional Transit System

Offers a variety of fare options and kids under age 5 ride free. The "Kids Ride Free" program allows a paying family member or guardian to bring 2 children (age 14 and younger) on board for free travel between 5 pm Friday to the end of service Sunday.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-6565
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Wheels for Wellness

Volunteer Transportation to non-emergency medical specialists appointment. A driver will pick you up at your home, deliver you to your appointment and deliver you back to your home. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Phone: (250) 338-0196
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Community Headings: Volunteer Resources

Wheels for Wellness Society

The Wheels for Wellness Society was formed in Comox by the owner of Designated Drivers in 1997. The purpose is to provide transportation to centralized medical appointments for those requiring it.more info

Address / Contact Info
1894 Bolt Avenue
, Comox, BC, V9M 2J4
Phone: 1(250) 338-0196
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Clinical Headings: Aboriginal Health, 45
Community Headings: 23