Parksville council finally had a chance to discuss the issue of improperly discarded needles with public health officials.
The special council meeting with representatives from Island Health, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions is set for Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.
“We want a conversation. This problem is getting worse. It’s not getting better,” said Mayor Ed Mayne during council’s Sept. 20 meeting.
Parksville city council will meet with Island Health officials to discuss solutions to address improperly discarded hypodermic needles in parks and public spaces.
Mayor Ed Mayne has written a letter to express his disappointment with the provincial ministry of health’s rejection of a city bylaw that would regulate needle distribution in the City of Parksville.

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