Health official criticizes Nanaimo council for inaction on opioid, homeless crisis



Vancouver Island’s health authority wants Nanaimo to do more to combat the overdose crisis in that city.

Dr. Paul Hasselback, the medical health officer for central Vancouver Island, presented Nanaimo’s mayor and council with a report that called a local zoning bylaw an “obstacle to substance use treatment” in a city with an overdose death rate that is 50 per cent higher than the rest of the province.

Hasselback called for change to the bylaw that requires rezoning approval for supervised consumption sites, as well as liquor stores, drug rehab facilities and methadone clinics.

Nanaimo currently has one overdose prevention site that provides clean injection supplies, naloxone and staff to reverse overdoses. Supervised consumption sites, on the other hand, also provide access to health and social services.



Abortion Clinic Botches Another Abortion, Employs Doc Who Tried to Force His Girlfriend to Abort Her Baby

An abortion facility employing an abortionist who was caught on video trying to force his girlfriend to get an abortion has sent another woman by ambulance to a hospital emergency room.

Pro-life activists recorded an ambulance at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, shortly before noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Operation Rescue obtained a recording of radio traffic from Camden County Fire and EMS that revealed an ambulance was dispatched for someone suffering a “respiratory emergency” at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center. The patient’s current condition is unknown.

This is the fourth known time since September 2015, that an ambulance has been called to the Cherry Hill Women’s Center for emergency help the abortion facility was not equipped to provide.

One abortionist who is known to work there is Eric Yahav, who was recorded by his girlfriend in December 2015, as he attempted to force her out of their home and take her against her will to abort their baby. The girlfriend later fled to safety and obtained a protective order against Yahav. A complaint with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners was closed without action, despite the hair-raising evidence of domestic abuse that was submitted in that case.