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OPP Communications Centre in Smiths Falls slated for closure

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications Centre in Smiths Falls will be closing in 2022. The Communications Centre, located at 91 Cordelia Street in Smiths Falls, employs just over 100 OPP members, and is targeted for closure in early 2022, according to Bill Dickson, Acting Manager of Communications for the

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Rogers outage creating issues with local 911 services

Rogers customers across Canada are experiencing ongoing outages, and local emergency response systems have been affected. According to Rogers, the outage began overnight from Sunday, Apr. 18 to Monday, Apr. 19, 2021. The outage is also impacting Fido customers, the company said. “We sincerely apologize to our customers. We know

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KFL&A Public Health warns of increase in opioid overdoses

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a warning following an increase in opioid overdoses in Kingston this week observed both in 9-1-1 calls and in emergency room visits. An increase in overdoses has also been observed through provincial monitoring systems. “Other communities in Ontario have reported

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