Category: Health

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WARNING: “Blue Down” Hits Thunder Bay

WARNING: “Blue Down” Hits Thunder Bay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A new version of illegal opiates has hit Thunder Bay by storm. This new drug is dirtier, nastier, and cheaper than it’s purple cousin. “Blue Down” is a relative of “Purple Down”. “Purple Down” mainly contains: Fentanyl Carfentanil Heroin Crystal meth Various cutting agents such as dog-dewormer. The “Blue” variant has...

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FATAL OVERDOSE: Found Cold Stiff on Birthday

FATAL OVERDOSE: Found Cold Stiff on Birthday

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Recently, a woman who was battling a drug addiction lost the battle and was found dead in a family home. The woman was known to many as having a big heart but getting wrapped up in the drugs scene and before she knew it, addiction had taken its hold on her...

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OVERDOSE: Needles, Narcan and Narcotics

OVERDOSE: Needles, Narcan and Narcotics

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – We have been tipped off about a approximately 30-year-old man that was found in a south side motel room, unresponsive and with a needle still stuck in his arm. Fort Motel on Kingsway. The man was not responding to any shouting in attempts to get him to wake up. In a...

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County Park Overdose: Cocaine and Alcohol

County Park Overdose: Cocaine and Alcohol

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A late evening overdose has ruined a young woman’s plans for this evening. After consuming what she thought was just cocaine, she thought she would level out with some alcohol to help balance out the buzz. People she was with suspect that the cocaine may have been laced with fentanyl as the...

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Public Health Inspector Closes “Odd Fellows”

Public Health Inspector Closes “Odd Fellows”

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A building, notorious for drug overdoses, violence and drug trafficking has been shut down today. A sign posted on the outside of the south side wound known as the “Odd Fellows” building states that a public health inspector has closed down the building. Our source in the area tells us that...

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RECALL: Sweet Kale Product Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

RECALL: Sweet Kale Product Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

(HEALTH) – Sobey’s has issued a recall of their Compliments brand Sweet Kale Blend over concerns sparked surrounding possible listeria contamination. Below are the details from the Canada Food Inspection Agency. Recall date: October 30, 2019 Reason for recall: Microbiological – Listeria Hazard classification: Class 1 Company / Firm: Sobeys Inc. Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia,...

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Three Years Sober After Narcan Shots Blast

Three Years Sober After Narcan Shots Blast

(HOPE, INDIANA) – A woman, 28-year-old Erika Hurt was found by police in Indiana to have a syringe clenched in her fist while apparently overdosing while her infant was in the back seat. This happened three years ago. Police say that her infant son was found crying in the back seat while her mother was...

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7 Months of Using Meth has Mother Worried

7 Months of Using Meth has Mother Worried

The face of heroin and meth…… is reality for so many people and families in this world today. This may be long so i apologize. For my family and friends who know me know that my oldest son Cody Bishop is suffering from his addiction. I am hesitant on sharing but many people ask how...

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OVERDOSE: George Street Narcan Shots

OVERDOSE: George Street Narcan Shots

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – With the amount of awareness surrounding how dangerous using “purple down”, otherwise known as “purp”, you would think overdoses would slow down. Some people are so wrapped up in addictions grip, that even the fear of death does nothing to stop or slow down their consumption. Today, a male in his...

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Another Massive Beef Recall: Ontario & Quebec

Another Massive Beef Recall: Ontario & Quebec

(ONTARIO & QUEBEC) – Certain beef products have been recalled nationally, but appear to be mostly regarding stores and other businesses in Ontario and Quebec. Numerous Metro locations, Super C locations, Fortinos locations and various other shops appear to be at the retail end of this recall. It is suggested that if you have any...

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Possible Fatal Overdose: Brodie Street South

Possible Fatal Overdose: Brodie Street South

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Last night shortly after 1:00 am a male in his late thirties consumed some “purple down” also known as “purp” and soon became unresponsive. Panic’d people that were with the male, consuming drugs along side him in the same trap house, became alarmed when his lips started to turn blue as...

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Fatal Overdose Rocks Friends and Family

Fatal Overdose Rocks Friends and Family

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s terribly sad when someone who struggles with substance abuse manages to get clean but then relapses and dies. It’s all too common for addicts to relapse after a substantial period of sobriety and use a little too much of the drug that their body is not used to, which causes...

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Police Investigate Triple Overdoses, Same House Party

Police Investigate Triple Overdoses, Same House Party

(STRATHMORE, AB) – RCMP continue to investigate after three youths were taken to hospital on Saturday after apparent overdoses. Police have confirmed the 16-year-old male youth has succumbed while in hospital to the medical distress assistance call that was reported on Sept. 22, 2019. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident. The name...

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Massive Beef Recall: Metro

Massive Beef Recall: Metro

(ONTARIO) – An Ontario-wide beef recall has hit Metro hard. Below are the details provided by the Canada Food Inspection Agency, dated October 3rd, 2019z Recall details Ottawa, October 3, 2019 – The food recall warning issued on October 1, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the...

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FOOD RECALL: Metro Brand Deli Trays

FOOD RECALL: Metro Brand Deli Trays

(ONTARIO) – Citizens, if you shop at the grocery store Metro, you should check your fridge for any of these products that come from their deli. The Canada Food Inspection Agency sent out this food recall. The details are below. Recall details Ottawa, September 27, 2019 – Metro Ontario Inc. is recalling Metro brand deli...

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Kolbassa Sausage Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Kolbassa Sausage Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

(CANADA) – The Canada Food Inspection Agency has reported a food recall involving kolbassa sausage. Below are the details from them. Recall date:September 26, 2019 Reason for recall:Microbiological – Listeria Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. Distribution:National Extent of the distribution:Retail Recall details Ottawa, September 26, 2019 – G. Brandt Meat...

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OVERDOSE: Fentanyl and Narcan Shots at the Midtown Inn

OVERDOSE: Fentanyl and Narcan Shots at the Midtown Inn

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A noon hour overdose on fentanyl has the north-side downtown in shambles after numerous police officers, paramedics and fire fighters responded to the scene. The Motor Inn, which has been dubbed the “Oddfellows of the North” was the location of the overdose which happened on the third floor in one of...

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Water Crisis Sparks Evacuation to T-Bay

Water Crisis Sparks Evacuation to T-Bay

(NESKANTAGA, ON) – Neskantaga First Nation issued the following statement regarding their current water crisis. Neskantaga First Nation issued an elevated Statement of Emergency (SOE) with respect to the denial of an emergency evacuation request made to Indigenous Services Canada this morning due to an exacerbated water crisis. On Thursday, they experienced a break down in...

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Crack and Mushroom Overdose Ends in Handcuffs

Crack and Mushroom Overdose Ends in Handcuffs

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A resident in the area of Sills Street tells us that an unfortunate event had unfolded on their street. A man was terribly high and acting erratically which resulted in a 911 call to get the man some help, according to a person who was with the man. Upon paramedics arrival,...

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Infant Formula Powder Recalled

Infant Formula Powder Recalled

(CANADA) – The Food Inspection Agency has put out the following recall regarding infant formula with concerns surrounding rancidity and being off-colour. Recall date: September 13, 2019 Reason for recall: Microbiological – Other Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: Abbott Laboratories Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan Extent...

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Why Am I Waiting? – Emergency Department

Why Am I Waiting? – Emergency Department

(THUNDER BAY, ON) –Over 300 patients visit the Emergency Department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre every day. Despite being one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the province, our wait times are lower than most other hospitals and our patient satisfaction scores continue to improve. Why do some people have to wait longer...

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A Brief Story of an Addict

A Brief Story of an Addict

(ADDICTION) – It started with pills, mainly percocet when I was 21. I was really sick one day and a friend gave me heroin. I started shooting it at 24. (Shooting means using a needle). I tried meth for the first time at 25. I was shooting them both in no time. Over the next 3...

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(VIDEO) – Thunder Bay, Overdose Capital of Ontario

(VIDEO) – Thunder Bay, Overdose Capital of Ontario

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay has caught some national media attention surrounding the overdose situation. CTV news reports that Thunder Bay has the most overdoses per capita. We are the overdose capital of Ontario. Certain local politicians have been attempting to sweep our issues under the rug and even go as far as attempting to...

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