Support from city for fentanyl task force allows leveraging of funds to continue work


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By Timothy Schafer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The city has grasped the gravity of the overdose crisis.
City council has approved a simple resolution that supports the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force (NFTF) and the regional community action teams in finding ways to “reduce the risk of harm to our vulnerable populations due to the overdose crisis.”
The city’s written support will help leverage funding for the task force and to help advance efforts at regional collaboration with neighboring areas.
“This helps to support our recent grants and to support the work of ANKORS,” said NFTF’s Amanda Erickson in a statement.
The resolution also noted that the city would be willing to work with ANKORS, Interior Health and any other organizations through the community action teams to “find collaborative ways to respond to the crisis in our region, to advocate for improved services and to...continued.

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