Northern Health withdraws temporary permit for proposed drug consumption site

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John says the temporary use permit for the proposed harm reduction site on 102 Avenue has been withdrawn by the property owner on behalf of Northern Health.

There are currently no other temporary permit applications for the use of a different location. The city says if one does arise, it will be shared through their website.

According to a Northern Health presentation to council, the centre would offer a range of wrap-around health services, including services provided by professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and counsellors.

The proposed centre would also include overdose prevention services (OPS) such as supervised inhalation and injection, peer support work, drug testing, and distribution of harm reduction supplies.

Energeticcity reached out to Urban Systems and Northern Health. Neither were available for comment.

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