York Street wrong place for safe injection site

While these services are needed, this is the worst location they could choose!

York Street wrong place for safe injection site

I am writing in support of A Voice for Our Children. VIHA is showing how insensitive they are to the community by putting a safe injection site 400 metres from over 2,000 students.

Our local elected leaders, the Cowichan Valley Leadership Coalition (comprised of councils of North Cowichan and City of Duncan, CVRD, Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Vally School Board, two MLAs and one MP) are showing how insensitive they are as they were partners in this decision, with VIHA. Yes, they were all part of this.

While these services are needed, this is the worst location they could choose! VIHA and all our local elected leaders who were partners in bringing this to York Street need to pause and find a new location away from this area. The adults in our community are not looking after the needs of our kids by not providing our children with a safe, positive nurturing environment.

Randy Doman

Trustee, Cowichan Valley Board of Education

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