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Inmate Death at EMDC

Monday, 08 January 2018 09:19 MH
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The Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre has been the site of yet another death.  This one happened Sunday and although the death is not considered 'suspicious', police cannot confirm if the death was the result of a drug overdose.

In the last eight years, there have been 13 deaths at London’s provincial jail.

It was just one week ago that EMDC officers had used naloxone to save an inmate who had overdosed.

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London police issue fentanyl warning

Sunday, 07 January 2018 08:33 BD
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London police have issued a warning after a drug sample seized in the city tested positive for both cocaine and the deadly drug fentanyl. Test results from Health Canada REVEAL the opioid was found in a seizure from a November, 2017 investigation. This is the first time in London that both cocaine and fentanyl were discovered in the same sample. A 33-year-old London man was charged with several offences including possession of a controlled substance and is now before the courts. Police have not confirmed whether the drugs were intentionally mixed. 

 

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Costco recalls croissants

Sunday, 07 January 2018 07:54 BD
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Costco is recalling Kirkland Signature Brand all butter croissants sold in certain stores in Ontario. There's concern about the possible presence of plastic. The croissants were sold in 12-packs with a best-before date of January 7th and a packaged date of January 5th. They were sold at Costco outlets in London, Barrie, Newmarket and West Toronto. The recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. There have been no reported injuries associated with them.

(IM)

 

Relief from frigid temperatures on the way

Sunday, 07 January 2018 07:50 BD
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If the seemingly endless stream of cold weather warnings has chilled you out, take heart. Environment Canada advises southern Ontario will finally start to thaw out somewhat after two weeks of frigid weather. The high for much of our listening area this afternoon will be near minus 7, putting an end to the thermometer plunging to the minus 20 range. Temperatures are expected to climb even further Monday, inching into positive territory in some areas.

(IM)

 

Next step in merger of health units

Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:58 BD
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Oxford County council will be asked at its January 10th meeting to approve the next step in the merger of the Oxford and Elgin-St. Thomas health units. A key requirement for the proposed Oxford Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit is the establishment of an autonomous board. A report to council recommends the new board consist of eight municipal members, four from Oxford, and two each from Elgin county and St. Thomas. The report also asks council to authorize a request to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for one-time funding to support the planning and implementation costs of the merger for the next 12 to 18 months.

(IM)

 

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