Thank you Kenora for helping the KCDSB Surpass the $100,000 Mark in Donations Raised for the Terry Fox Foundation

Click here to learn more.

The province is hoping to stop more overdose deaths.

Ontario has announced a strategy to provide relief to those affected by the opioid crisis, including adding more front-line-harm-reduction workers, expanding the supply of the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and creating rapid access addiction clinics in every region of the province.

New initiatives from the announcement include: a partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to expand treatment and care. A collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians to mentor health care providers on appropriate prescribing of opioidsm. Working with Indigenous communities to enhance culturally appropriate mental health and wellness programs. Improved data collection. A plan to develop addictions treatments and services targeted at youth.

In total, Ontario is investing over $222 million over 3 years to enhance Ontario's Strategy to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose.

Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown spoke about the opioid crisis.

"Earlier this week, I heard the tragic story of a mother, who told me about losing her son. It was a preventable death," he said. "I don't want to hear from another mother, who has lost their son, knowing we didn't do enough, knowing the government didn't do enough," he continued.

OPP Detective Sergeant Lee Fulford spoke about fentanyl.

"These pills are being disguised as other pills, which makes it very dangerous to the public," he said. "Fentanyl can look like anything. You can't see it. You can't smell it. You can't taste it. It can be disguised as any prescription medication that can be prescribed by a doctor."

Studies show two Ontarians die every day from a fentanyl overdose.

The funding announcement was made by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

For more information:
Brown bids for northern votes
OPP offer update on fentanyl trafficking
Good Samaritan law meant to help overdose save victims, MP 

Thank you Kenora for helping the KCDSB Surpass the $100,000 Mark in Donations Raised for the Terry Fox Foundation

Click here to learn more.

More Local News

Sexual assault awareness

Residents were able to share their stories with the public, as part of the Week Without Violence. The Kenora Sexual Assault Centre, in collaboration with the Northwestern Health Unit, co-hosted the…

Standing up against violence

Local leaders are hoping to create a violence-free world. Each year in the third week of October, the Week Without Violence takes place. The week-long series of community events promote diverse…

Boater facing charges

A boater has been charged on Lake of the Woods. On October 13, members of the Kenora OPP received a call of a vessel operating at high speeds in the area of Keewatin Bay on Lake of the Woods. Police…

Help for small businesses

There's a focus on small businesses this week. Sonja Wainio from the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board talks about gaps in the labour force. "We have to work on getting some of the employees…

Kenora road closure

Drivers will have to find alternate routes. In Kenora, a section of Second Street South, between Matheson Street and Fourth Avenue South, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The closure is…

Search for missing man

Members of the Sioux Lookout OPP are requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing male. On Monday, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Sioux Lookout OPP detachment began a…

Kenora traffic jam

Emergency crews are on the scene of a collision on Lakeview Drive in Kenora. Police, firefighters and paramedics responded shortly after 2 p.m. to the hospital bridge. The OPP said they were…

Warm weather in NWO

Residents can look forward to warmer weather than expected this week. Sun is expected throughout the week and weekend, with highs reaching all the way up to 18 degrees. Environment Canada…

Lakehead, ELA join forces

Lakehead University is hoping to help protect Canada’s fresh water supplies. A five-year memorandum of understanding has been reached between Lakehead and the Experimental Lakes Area to foster…

No talks scheduled

Academic staff with Ontario colleges are on the picket line this morning. OPSEU's media contact, J.P. Hornick, says the employer's claims don't make sense. "It's an interesting thing that they're…

Service back up

Bell Mobility service is restored in the region. Customers reported that they did not have any cell service early this morning. This is the second outage this month. The reason for the outage is…

Bell service down

Residents across the region have been experiencing issues with their Bell Mobility service. Reports have been made that there is no service with the provider this morning. Bell Mobility could not be…

Colleges on strike

College students don't have classes today in Ontario. A strike deadline came and went yesterday. This means Confederation College students across the district can go and study at their local campus,…

Delays in Dryden

Drivers in the City of Dryden should avoid Van Horne and Goodall this morning. Crews are working on underground storm sewers in the area. Work is expected to start at 7 a.m., but there's no deadline…

Secret society speaks out

A coalition in the City of Kenora is raising an important issue. "Women will describe themselves as part of a secret society," says Kristen Patrick. "Anyone who's ever read about the numbers and…

Bridge for Pinecrest

It's good weather for playing a bit of cards, and Pat Peterson says they keep it all in perspective. "It's a fun, social event," she said, noting there were some competitive players. Peterson was…

Strike deadline looms

It's coming down to the wire for staff and students at Confederation College. According to the union, they filed their final offer last night. It included an increase in full-time faculty, more job…

Tea time at St. Louis

It's always great to get together with family and friends, especially when it involves a hot cup of tea, homemade sandwiches and dainties. Liz Montero talks about yesterday's fall tea at St. Louis in…

Brown talks health, taxes

Ontario's Conservative leader -- Patrick Brown -- says he'll put more emphasis on helping patients, rather than paper pushers. "You look at the hospital funding cuts, the nurse positions that have…

Trade talks intensify

Millworkers are watching trade talks closely. While news from softwood lumber talks -- as well as NAFTA updates -- have been discouraging of late, there may be silver linings. In the short term,…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Upcoming Events

Along the Road to Freedom

19 September 2017 10:00 am - 04 November 2017 5:00 pm

Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora





Healthy Relationships: A week without violence

17 October 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Knox United Church, Kenora





Health Symposium

17 October 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Manidoo Baawaatig Seven Generations Education Inst, Kenora





Along the Road to Freedom

19 September 2017 10:00 am - 04 November 2017 5:00 pm

Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora





Healthy Relationships: A week without violence

17 October 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Knox United Church, Kenora





Health Symposium

17 October 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Manidoo Baawaatig Seven Generations Education Inst, Kenora





Dirty Flirty Birds

17 October 2017 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Arts Hub, Kenora





Scary Stop Motion Animation

17 October 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kenora Public Library (Keewatin Branch), Kenora





Login