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Public Health warns of high risk of drug overdose in KFL&A

An extremely toxic batch of drugs circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, prompting the local Health Unit to issue a warning to local residents. According to Public Health, drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl, carfentanil, and benzodiazepine analogues in the local

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OPP warn of opioid danger after suspected overdose in Napanee

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public to consider the potentially-lethal consequences of opioid use after police attended a residence in the Napanee Township last week in relation to a suspected opioid overdose. This case, along with others of the past year,

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OPP warn public of purple fentanyl in Lennox and Addington

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Community Street Crime Unit have issued a warning to the public after finding purple fentanyl in the community shortly after a Public Health warning of a toxic batch of drugs still circulating in KFL&A. The

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New ICH offering ‘life-saving’ services as construction continues

Seventeen days after opening their doors, the managers of Kingston’s new Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at 661 Montreal St. held a press conference to provide an update on their operation. “We’ve served over 100 unique individuals, we’ve given out over 2,500 meals and our rest zone has been at capacity

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OPP encourages public to call 911 if they suspect an overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day is held each year on August 31. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joins individuals and organizations worldwide to mark this important day, and encourage people to call 911 if they suspect an overdose. According to a release, dated Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, observers of an overdose

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KFL&A Public Health warns of presence of carfentanil and fentanyl locally

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a warning regarding the increased potential for illicit drugs being contaminated with fentanyl and carfentanil. “Since February 2019, local data has identified an increase in the presence of carfentanil and fentanyl circulating in the KFL&A community, which may be contaminating

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