Sponsors: City of Terrace
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership
Whereas the January 31, 2023 BC Coroners Service report identifies a disproportionately higher illicit drug toxicity death rate outside of large urban centres, and furthermore the First Nations Health Authority identifies that Indigenous people are dying at a rate five times greater than other BC residents; and
Whereas the long distances and limited public transportation options required to travel to the nearest withdrawal management facility creates unrealistic access to services for people living in rural communities across the province;
Therefore be it resolved that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Province of British Columbia to provide withdrawal management services in rural centres in British Columbia in an expedited manner.