Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Island Health Seeks Solutions to Discarded Needles after Three People Pricked

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Island Health Seeks Solutions to Discarded Needles after Three People Pricked

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Island Health seeks solutions after needle pricks

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VICTORIA - Island Health is taking steps to keep residents safe after a third incident involving a Victoria resident being pricked by a needle.

The health authority is calling on its service providers to find ways to reduce the number of needles or other sharp objects that may be improperly discarded, posing a threat to the public.

The discussion comes after a worker at a downtown Victoria salon was pricked while tending a planter box in front of the business.

The woman says the syringe was planted in the soil, needle up, and Victoria police say she reported that it's the second time she has found a needle in nearby planters, although she avoided being injured the first time. …

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