Public Health Sends Warning After Six Drug Poisoning in an Hour

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an opioid crisis. It’s not unusual to get an alert from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy about drug poisonings in the area, we’ve gotten more than a few this year already, but multiple poisonings in an hour? That is something that’s definitely worthy of a health alert! Continue reading “Public Health Sends Warning After Six Drug Poisoning in an Hour”

High Number of Overdoses Has Police and Health Workers Issue Warning

A high number of overdoses in the last 24 hours has both the Guelph Police Service and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health raising warnings about dangerous drugs in the area ahead of the long weekend. Continue reading “High Number of Overdoses Has Police and Health Workers Issue Warning”

Guelph Police Warn of Fentanyl Use in the Royal City

Recent deaths in the Toronto area have raised new warnings about the use, or rather misuse, of the painkiller Fentanyl. Forty times for portent than heroin, there have been 655 deaths attributed to Fentanyl alone from 2009 to 2014, and in the last week alone there was a high profile theft of patches in Toronto, two high-profile arrests in Halton Region, and 16 overdoses in a single day in Vancouver. In the shadow of that recent news, and a bulletin from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, the Guelph Police Service has issued their own warning. Continue reading “Guelph Police Warn of Fentanyl Use in the Royal City”