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Mayor promises needle exchange and possible safe injection site

needle-exchange3.jpgA permanent fix: It's now three years after Victoria's needle exchange closed its doors for good. Advocates for injection drug-users say a needle exchange and all of the counselling and support that go along with it are still desperately needed in Victoria, along with a safe-injection site. Gregor speaks with Mayor Dean Fortin and councillor Marianne Alto, who vow there will be another exchange in this city and  a supervised injection site too.
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North Island MLA Claire Trevena says that unless fares are dealt with, problems will grow for people living and working in coastal communities who are dealing  with ferry fares that are rising much faster than the cost of living.
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Bob MacInnes has been cycling every day for three quarters of a century. He has some advice for commuters who are getting back on the saddle for Bike To Work Week about how to ride safely in traffic.
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Turning scrap metal into fools gold: Whenever the price of metal rises, so do the number of metal thefts. Just last week Telus lost 50 thousand dollars worth of telephone cable. And police in Nanaimo reported a 1000 metres of street light cable was taken. All of this ends up in the hands of scrap metal dealers.
B.C. Solicitor General Shirley Bond says it time to crack down on metal thieves and the people buy it from them.
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