With the disposal of needles becoming a more prominent issue of late, the City of Terrace could be taking a page out of Quesnel’s book.
Discussions during the most recent meeting of the city’s Safe Needle Disposal Task Force centered around possibly bringing a “clean team” to Terrace.
The team would be tasked with performing morning sweeps of areas with heavy traffic to rid them of improperly disposed needles.
Clean team duties would also include engaging with drug users and informing them on proper needle disposal.
The program is already currently in use in the City of Quesnel.
Northern Health would support the program and guage public interest in participation, while funding could possibly come from the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Costs of the initiative are in the 5 thousand dollar per year range.