(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ The NorWestย Community Health Centre, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, Superior North EMS, Janzenโ€™s Pharmacy, and the Thunder Bay Police Service are having a Drug Amnesty Day.


The event, which will allow people to turn in various items without consequence, is scheduled for the end of August.

Items included in the amnesty are:

  • Prescription medication
  • Over the counter drugs
  • Cough syrups
  • Cold and flu medication
  • Illicit drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Vitamins and minerals

The idea is that disposing of these items properly will help reduce the chance of these items being used illegally, improperly, or being disposed of in a way that damages the environment.

The event will take place at the NorWest Community Health Centre, at 525 Simpson Street, ShoeMakerโ€™s Garden.


Anyone and everyone who wishes to dispose of an item on the list may stop by between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Thursday August 30th.



  1. There should never be consequence to anyone on any day if they are turning in the stuff n not throwing it on street or hiding it where it can land in the wrong hands. It would make a lot of ppl that do use feel more at ease if they could do it and not have to worry. Shoppers u can bring back scripts if someone passes of u didn’t use them all,shelter let’s u dispose of used needles no questions or punishment, superior points will pick bins of used needles so to say one day no consequences.. Should be Any day No consequences. If you want proper disposal then offer it.

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