Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police were called after kids were found using syringes as darts in a local park on Monday, March 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Police find kids playing darts with used syringes

No children were hurt

Children can be quite creative but when Saanich Police responded to a call Monday afternoon after reports of kids playing darts in a local park, they found something a little troubling.

Instead of darts, the children were tossing used syringes they had found.

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Police noted none of the children were hurt, but they are reminding the public where used or found syringes can be dropped off at.

If you find an improperly discarded needle, Island Health encourages people to pick it up carefully — with gloves if possible — and put it in a container with a lid such as a plastic bottle. After washing your hands, you can drop off the container with the needle at your community drop box, a participating pharmacy, a nearby waste bin or your local public health unit.

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People can also contact Solid Outreach to pick up the needles if they are spotted in the downtown core.



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