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Public Health warns of toxic batch of drugs still circulating in KFL&A

Earlier this month, KFL&A Public Health issued a warning to residents about a toxic batch of drugs circulating in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington and Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Today, Friday Dec. 11, 2020, Public Health has issued another media release to inform residents in KFL&A that the

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Public Health: multiple drug-involved overdoses observed in recent weeks

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is once again warning residents of a toxic batch of drugs circulating in the area.  According to Tia Maatta, Public Health Promoter for KFL&A Public Health, they’ve seen multiple overdoses in the past several weeks. “We are convinced there is a heightened

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Council approves new relocation date for Integrated Care Hub

City Council voted to continue operating the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at Artillery Park for one more month at their meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020. The decision comes after a report from City CAO Lanie Hurdle said staff need more time to secure and prepare the new permanent location.

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KFL&A Public Health reports increase in drug-involved overdoses

KFL&A Public Health is warning residents of a toxic batch of drugs circulating in the KFL&A area. Increases in overdoses have been noted in emergency departments, 9-1-1 calls for overdoses, and local harm reduction programs, Public Health said in a release dated Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020. Initial reports indicate that

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COVID-19 ‘absolutely’ a contributing factor to overdose rise in KFL&A

Public Health Nurse Rhonda Lovell said COVID-19 is “absolutely” a contributing factor to the rise of overdoses in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) public health region this year. For the past three years, Lovell has worked on the opioid overdose portfolio at KFL&A. “We are at an intersection

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Public Health reports increase in drug overdoses in KFL&A

A toxic batch of drugs is circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) area, and the local health unit wants residents to be aware. According to KFL&A Public Health, increased numbers of overdoses have been noted in emergency departments, as well as through 911 calls and local harm

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