Friday, May 10, 2013


On Saturday, May 11, 2013 the Winnipeg Police Service will open their doors to members of the public wishing to dispose of unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.

The event is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and is being held in partnership with the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse and Public Safety Canada.

Many citizens have unused and expired prescription medications in their home as their safe disposal can be difficult.  Flushing them down the drain or tossing them in the garbage can be an environmental hazard.

As well, the misuse of prescription drugs has become a crisis in many communities across the country.  Research suggests that approximately 75% of young people who misuse these drugs have obtained them from home.

“Every unused prescription turned in has the potential to save the life of a citizen who may not be fully aware of the dangers of taking medication that has not been prescribed for them,” said Chief Devon Clunis of the Winnipeg Police Service.

This coming Saturday drugs can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at any of our Service Centres. The one for the North End is D
istrict 3 Service Centre - 260 Hartford Avenue.

This one-day Drug Drop service is free and anonymous.

Please note that the proper disposal of medication is available year round at participating pharmacies.  For more information visit

Upcoming Workshops at the St. John's Library

One upcoming workshop is the Metis Genealogy. Randy Ranville of the Métis Resource Centre will present the various resources available to anyone interested in researching their Métis ancestry. These resources include census data and records kept in archives and genealogical societies. This will be offered on May 28 at 500 Salter Street from 6 - 8 pm. It is free of charge though the library does require you to register. You may do so by calling 204-986-4689.

The second upcoming workshop is Personal Safety on June 3rd. Whether it be safety at home, when walking, or in your vehicle, it is important that you incorporate personal safety strategies into your lifestyle. Information will also be provided by the Winnipeg Police Service in this hour-long presentation. It will start at 6:30 pm and to register you can call 204-986-4689.

Questions? Head down to our local library!