Category: Overdose

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At Least 3 Overdoses Since Yesterday

At Least 3 Overdoses Since Yesterday

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The opiate epidemic rages on in Thunder Bay and across the nation. Every 5 minutes in Thunder Bay, someone, somewhere is getting high on opiates. The dangerous and often fatal opiate “purple down” has hit the streets of Thunder Bay by storm and has taken over a majority of the opiate...

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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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Police Lay Manslaughter Charges After Overdoses

Police Lay Manslaughter Charges After Overdoses

(ONTARIO) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had 13 occurrences where charges have been laid for Manslaughter and/or Criminal Negligence Causing Death in relation to fatal overdoses since 2016. Eight of these occurrences were this year. The 13 overdose-related death investigations have led to 20 Manslaughter and 12 Criminal Negligence Causing Death charges. The...

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OVERDOSE: Oddfellows Narcan Shots and Cocaine

OVERDOSE: Oddfellows Narcan Shots and Cocaine

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A south side overdose had woken up the south downtown core to a disturbing scene. A male was overindulging in some recreational cocaine and possibly various other drugs early this morning around 5:00 am. The incident unfolded at the Oddfellows, which is located near the corner of May and George. The...

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OVERDOSE: Narcan Shots on East Victoria

OVERDOSE: Narcan Shots on East Victoria

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As the opiate epidemic rages on throughout North America, so do overdoses and the harm they cause to communities. Shortly before 4:00 pm a person had overdosed in the 400 block of East Victoria Avenue. The suspected family of drugs is opiates. Narcan was administered by a citizen and upon coming to,...

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OVERDOSE: Cumberland Purple Down

OVERDOSE: Cumberland Purple Down

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A north side neighbourhood is in the wake of yet another overdose in the city. We have been told that first a male had overdosed after using the notoriously dangerous drug “Purple down”. This incident unfolded near Elevate. Purple down is often a mix of fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin and sometimes other...

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OVERDOSE: Algoma Street Mouth Foaming

OVERDOSE: Algoma Street Mouth Foaming

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another concerning event has unfolded in the city’s north side this evening. Residents in the area have tipped us off to a male that was terrorizing the neighbourhood while on the verge of or possibly during an overdose. ”Around 9 pm the guy was walking around 93 Algoma Street South. He...

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OVERDOSE: Marina Park Playground

OVERDOSE: Marina Park Playground

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An overnight overdoses has happened in the city’s north side around 1:00 am. We have received information about a male that overdosed at the playground located at Marina Park. The male was located in an unconscious state. After being brought back to consciousness, the male was taken to the hospitals emergency room...

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OVERDOSE: Finlayson and Brodie ROCKED

OVERDOSE: Finlayson and Brodie ROCKED

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The perfect storm was brewing at the intersection of Brodie and Finlayson this afternoon. The two streets have a long history of drug trafficking and substance abuse. A woman in her mid 20’s was found unresponsive and blue in the face from a lack of blood flow. A 911 call was...

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OVERDOSE: Kam River Park Narcan Shots

OVERDOSE: Kam River Park Narcan Shots

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Last night, a real concerning situation unfolded in the city’s south side. A woman was found unresponsive with clear signs of drug abuse scattered around her. The person who located the woman, ran to the shelter house to obtain a Narcan kit while a 911 call was made. First responders arrived...

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Overdoses Finally Declared A Community Crisis

Overdoses Finally Declared A Community Crisis

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Local emergency first-responders joined representatives from the health and harm reduction sector for a joint news conference Wednesday, June 26 to discuss how the growing opioid overdose crisis is expected to impact emergency services and the community in the coming months. This month Public Health Ontario released preliminary numbers for the final...

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Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Awareness Campaign

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Awareness Campaign

(ONTARIO) – Opioid overdoses are claiming the lives of thousands of people across Ontario and are steadily increasing. The statistics and numbers related to overdoses do not capture the profound distress being felt by those impacted. Observers may hesitate to call 911 in fear of police involvement. To encourage people to seek life-saving assistance the Ontario...

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OVERDOSE, Church Steps on Mackenzie

OVERDOSE, Church Steps on Mackenzie

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A early morning overdose rocked the McKenzie Street area around 4:00 am. The area is no stranger to drug overdoses, violent crime, trap houses and general criminal activity. Sources indicate that a male in his mid 30’s overdosed on heroin, likely laced with fentanyl, on church stairs. The incident is said to...

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Overdoses up 35% Year to Year

Overdoses up 35% Year to Year

(ONTARIO) – Today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP...

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Numerous Overdoses Keep First Responders Busy

Numerous Overdoses Keep First Responders Busy

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Opiate overdoses continue to be a constant in the city and across the continent as fentanyl use whether directly or through laced drugs continues to become more and more frequent. Earlier today near Walkover and Regina residents in the area reported to TRCCTB.COM that a male had overdosed in a vehicle...

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OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots on Lake/Manitou

OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots on Lake/Manitou

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The afternoon started off mostly pleasantly as citizens around the city are enjoying the long weekend. At least one citizen seems to have over indulged in some fentanyl laced heroin. A male in his early 40’s went tits up early this afternoon near the corner of Lake Street and Manitou. First responders...

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DOUBLE OVERDOSE: Heroinwood Lake Narcan Shots

DOUBLE OVERDOSE: Heroinwood Lake Narcan Shots

(LAPPE, ON) – As the long weekend festivities were in full swing this weekend, at least 3 men around age 30 decided they would do heroin. Well it appears their heroin was spiked with fentanyl or possibly carfentanil. The three men were up at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area and decided to snort their illicit heroin....

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OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots on Finlayson

OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots on Finlayson

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another overdose has been reported to our news complex today, this time the south end has been rocked, foiled and smoked out. Reporrts hit us about city police, firefighters and paramedics swarming the 200 block of Finlayson this evening in response to an apparent opiate overdose. The victim was revived with Narcan...

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FATAL OVERDOSE: “Purple Down” Claims Another Life

FATAL OVERDOSE: “Purple Down” Claims Another Life

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A very sad and unfortunate situation has unfolded on the outskirts of the city this morning. “Purple Down” is expected to be the culprit combined with an addiction issue. “Purple Down” also known as “Purp” is an often fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl that consistently contains lethal amounts of carfentanil....

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OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots

OVERDOSE: Opiates and Narcan Shots

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The ever increasing opiate epidemic seems to have no end in sight. No matter what politicians, police, or the justice systems does to try and deter this behaviour, it seems to continue to grow. Today was no different. During the noon hour near Clarkson a male had become unresponsive after abusing opiates....

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OVERDOSE: Academy Trap House

OVERDOSE: Academy Trap House

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another opiate overdose has rocked the city, this time it occurred at a well known trap house. A “Trap House” is a term used to define a crack house, or the surroundings in which a drug dealer or(trap star) would use to make their profit.Also refered to as “up tha way”....

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OVERDOSE: McKenzie and Pacific – Flails and a Shot of Narcan

OVERDOSE: McKenzie and Pacific – Flails and a Shot of Narcan

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Near the Circle K at the corner of the infamous McKenzie Street and Pacific Ave today saw a woman overdosing. First responders arrived on the scene and attended to the woman. Onlookers were commenting about her erratic behaviour before the paramedics arrived. She was flailing heavily. Her behaviour is considered similar...

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OVERDOSE: Double Shot of Narcan Outside Shelter House

OVERDOSE: Double Shot of Narcan Outside Shelter House

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As the Easter long weekend continues to pass us by, yet another overdose has rocked the south downtown core of the city. A woman believed to be about 20 years old has overdosed outside the Shelter House late this afternoon. Multiple people rushed to her assistance including a resident of the Royal...

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