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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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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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Nonprofit doula service and information centre to open in Kingston

    The Doula Support Foundation will be opening in Kingston this fall to provide pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum services and education. Doula Support Foundation (DFS) will be accessible to low-income families, but their services will be available to all community members, regardless of socioeconomic status. DSF will offer three

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Opioid-related deaths up 48 per cent and other key findings from 2018 Vital Signs

Every year, the Community Foundation for Kingston and area publishes ‘Vital Signs,’ a report card on the health and well-being of the population. This year marks a decade since the first Vital Signs report was published, allowing the Community Foundation to reflect on some of the areas critical to well-being

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