A naloxone kit ready for use. File Photo.

VIDEO: A guide for overdose survival

How people can save a life with or without a naloxone kit

In conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31, the Record met with Sarah Sullivan, manager of AIDS Vancouver Island to discuss how people can save a life with or without a naloxone kit.

Sullivan encourages everyone to get basic CPR training, and if necessary, a naloxone kit.

Signs of opioid overdose include a clammy face, a limp body, difficult speech, and slow breathing and heartbeat. Sleep is deep and cannot be woken.

The issue of fentanyl overdose has been declared a health crisis in B.C.

There is an event planned Thursday at Simms Park in Courtenay. The purpose of the event is three-fold: to provide a time for people to remember those lost to overdose; provide information about what to do, and to recognize signs of overdose; and to provide a message of support and strength to those fighting addiction and those in recovery.

The City of Courtenay, the John Howard Society and AIDS Vancouver Island are supporting the Aug. 31 event, which runs from 6-8 p.m.

Just Posted

Man flees Bay Centre after daytime sexual assault in downtown Victoria

The suspect physically and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl shopping with a friend

Chinese New Year takes to the streets of Victoria

Hundreds brave chilly temperatures to usher in the Year of the Dog

Storm snuffs out lights on Saanich’s Ten Mile Point

Environment Canada wind warning calls for a brief “respite” before winds of up 90 kilometres resume

Sidney fire fighters get their first truck back

After years of neglect, the truck is running just fine

Sidney’s taxes going up this year

Town calls increase “modest,” represent a $34/year jump for the average household

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

School shooting unfathomable to Saanich student

Claremont Grade 10 student reflects on the carnage inflicted on U.S. schools

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

Vancouver Island’s Teal Harle finishes fifth in Olympic Men’s Slopestyle skiing

‘I’ve definitely surpassed every expectation I had for the Games’ – Harle

Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

Most Read