So Why Do You Text & Drive?

No SmartphoneThis short video from the Western Cape government Safely Home initiative will have you rolling on the floor with laughter — before it punches you in the gut. Paired with the hashtag #itcanwait, the video emphasizes that nothing is more important that getting home safely without hurting yourself or others. Of course, the thought applies just as well here in Oceanside as it does in Africa. Leave the phone alone and just drive.

2020 Child Car Seat Clinics

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Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers will once again be doing child car seat inspections in the new year 2020 at Oceanside Public Health Services, 494 Bay Ave. Parksville. Child Car Seat Technicians are trained by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada. You might wish to consider seeing us for help with choosing, installing and using your child restraint before your first child is born.

Medication Safety

sick person Flu season is upon us. It's a good time of year to ensure your medication list is up to date in case you need to seek medical treatment or have family or friends look after you while you are ill. Information on the medications that you take could be critical to medical and emergency services. It can also help temporary caregivers make sure that you take your medications when you need them.

Come in to the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteer offices and pick up your free Medical Alert Kit. The kit will help you make the list and store it in a place that is accessible to those that may need it if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Know the New Rules About Cannabis Use in Canada

Get Cannabis ClarityCannabis edibles, topicals and extracts became legal in Canada on October 17, 2019.

You must be 19 years or older to buy, use, possess or grow non-medical cannabis in B.C.

It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to begin to feel the effects of edible cannabis and up to four hours to feel the full effects. The intoxicating effects can last up to 12 hours, with some residual effects lasting up to 24 hours.