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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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Canada Revenue Agency - Income Tax

Information, services, and applications that help promote compliance with Canada's tax and regulations, including forms, publications, and guides.more info

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Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-959-8281
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Topics: Legal

Food Safety

Environmental Health Officers conduct more than 7,000 inspections of restaurants, food facilities and stores annually. We also educate food handlers and consumers about safe food handling practices.more info

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Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 750-1113
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Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Nutrition, Public Health
Community Headings: Food Security

Health Canada Product Safety

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Phone: (604) 666-3350
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Health Insurance BC

General information about the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare benefits and services.more info

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BC
Toll-free: 1-800-663-7100
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Human Rights Issues & Complaints

Employers are required to provide a workplace free from sexual harassment, and from discrimination because of race, religion, gender, colour, ancestry, place of origin, marital and family status, physical and mental disabilities, political belief, or a criminal conviction if unrelated to work responsibilities.more info

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BC Human Rights Tribunal
1170 - 605 Robson Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5J3
Phone: Phone: 604 775-2000
Toll-free: 1-888-440-8844
Fax: 1(604) 775-2020
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Topics: Employment, Legal
Clinical Headings: Counselling

Justice Access Centre

Provides help with family and civil law issues that affect everyday life, such as separation or divorce (incl. family law advice), income security, employment, housing or debt. Offers a resource room and information/services to reach solutions to your problems.more info

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302 - 65 Front Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5H9
Phone: (250) 741-5447
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Legal Services Society

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BC
Toll-free: 1-866-577-2525
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Topics: Legal

Mid-Island Legal Aid

Denice Barrie, Barrister and Solicitor, helps people with low incomes resolve their legal problems and facilitates access to justice.more info

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210 Milton Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2K6
Phone: (250) 753-4396
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Topics: Legal
Community Headings: Education, Income Assistance

Ministry of Social Development - Child Care Programs and Services

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BC
Toll-free: 1-888-338-6622
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Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation focuses on providing British Columbians
in need with a system of supports to help them achieve their social and economic potential.more info

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Toll-free: 1-800-663-7867
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