A man prepares heroin to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver. Photograph By DARRYL DYCK, The Canadian Press

As Island Health moves toward establishing a supervised-injection site for drug users, Victoria is being asked to confirm its support for the idea.

Catherine Mackay, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Island Health, has written Mayor Lisa Helps seeking confirmation that the city considers a supervised-consumption site a priority. The letter is expected to be discussed by councillors this week.

Source: City of Victoria to start supervised-injection site dialogue

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