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KCHC partners with Spectra Plasmonics for street ‘drug-checking’ pilot project

Kingston City Council has approved a contribution of $269,000 to a new drug-checking pilot project from Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) The pilot project will see KCHC partner with local technology firm Spectra Plasmonics over 15 months, and submit a final report to Health Canada on their findings. The City

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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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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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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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Police seize drugs, weapons in investigation into two overdose deaths

Kingston Police executed a search warrant this week in connection to an investigation into two overdose deaths that occurred in Kingston earlier this month. The warrant was in relation to two opioid overdose deaths that occurred on the same date in Kingston: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Police confirmed that a

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OPP: Opioid overdoses and deaths increasing

  An alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario was highlighted in the Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses, and relevant strategies. The OPP stated

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