Plans for Rutland OD prevention site quashed

Plans for OD Prevention Services at Living Positive Resource Centre quashed.

Interior Health and Living Positive Resource Centre will not be opening an overdose prevention site at Living Positive Resource Centre in Rutland as initially planned.

“As we worked through the process it became apparent that we would not be able to offer the service at this location,” reads an Interior Health press release.

The health authority is now looking at other options for an overdose prevention site in Rutland.

The downtown overdose prevention site at the former Kelowna Health Centre (1340 Ellis St.) will open today from noon to 5 p.m. and will begin regular hours of operation next week which will be Tues-Sat noon to 7:30 p.m.

Hours of operation are subject to change based on need. Staff from Living Positive Resource Centre are partnering with Interior Health to deliver harm reduction and overdose prevention services at the Ellis location.