Powell River Community Action Team addresses concerns about Overdose Prevention Site

Petition leads to meeting and discussion regarding area around facility
Alexander Cosh / Powell River Peak
DECEMBER 11, 2019 03:10 PM

Powell River Community Action Team (CAT) held a meeting at Carlson Community Club on Tuesday, December 10, to answer questions about the Overdose Prevention Site (OPS), located at Joyce Avenue and Duncan Street.

CAT plans to hold additional public meetings in 2020 to discuss solutions and follow-up questions raised during Tuesday’s gathering.

The meeting was called after a petition raised concerns about a perceived increase in drug paraphernalia in the areas surrounding the OPS, and people loitering near the entrances of the nearby Powell River Gymnastics Society.

CAT coordinator Kathryn Colby said the goal of the meeting was to open dialogue about practical solutions to those concerns.

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