January Newsletter - Save the Date Jan 18!
As we welcome the new year, I hope you all enjoyed a happy and restful holiday, and your 2023 is off to a good start.
As your Richmond Steveston representative in our BC government, we’re continuing to tackle the issues affecting British Columbians most. Alongside our new Premier, David Eby, we’re working hard on issues like affordability, housing, community safety, and healthcare for British Columbians.
Save the date! -- our office is running a virtual tenants workshop next Wednesday January 18! More information below.
In this newsletter, you will see how these government investments are making people's lives better right here in Richmond. Our newsletter contains a Lunar New Year greeting and drug user safety and destigmatization resources. We also have upcoming community events which we are also promoting in our window display. If you have a Steveston community event you would like to promote, please email your poster to our office or come by on a weekday afternoon to drop it off! As always, reach out to my community office if you need support navigating provincial services, or if you just want to share your thoughts on how our government is doing!
Thank you TRAC for providing the workshop!
TRAC’s Tenant Infoline (604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185) provides tenants across BC with free legal information and referral services.
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Stigma shames people into using drugs while alone, which can be fatal. Addictions should be treated as a health care issue, not a crime. That's why as of Jan. 31, 2023, adults aged 18 and over in BC will no longer be subject to criminal penalties for personal possession of small amounts of certain illegal drugs, and, Vancouver Coastal Health is partnering with organizations to provide take-home & onsite fentanyl test strips.
The exemption (Health Canada) will make it easier for people to get treatment and access harm reduction services. Learn more at gov.bc.ca/decriminalization and visit our government social media to amplify this message:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnP8Mi5yYIQ/ Foundry Richmond & Anne Vogel Clinic have take-home test strips in Richmond. Onsite fentanyl testing is available throughout multiple Vancouver sites found here.
For general BC vaccination info, visit this page.
For financial supports for people, visit this page.
To read and better prepare for road safety, visit PreparedBC webpage.