New, dangerous drug emerges
a potentially fatal fentanyl analogue may be in heroin, cocaine and fentanyl used in the community, police in sault ste. marie warn.
Cyclopropyl fentanyl was found in a large drug seizure recently made by sault ste. marie police service.
health Canada advises cyclopropyl is associated with overdoses and deaths.
the substance also is dangerous during handling.
ontario provincial police in temiskaming shores, meanwhile, are warning of bootleg fentanyl in ontario’s illicit drug supply.
bootleg fentanyl is a high-dose, illicit opioid that is toxic and has caused an increase in overdose fatalities.
bootleg fentanyl may resemble powder or as counterfeit pills made to resemble prescription opioids. bootleg fentanyl is a threat for fatal poisoning to people who consume substances illegally since they may not be aware of the presence of fentanyl.
“Contact your pharmacy and ensure that you safely dispose of all expired or unused medicines. We share the responsibility with community stakeholders to raise awareness and it is necessary for citizens to report suspicious behavior in order to prevent crime” says Insp. brent Cecchini.
should you wish to remain anonymous, you may report suspicious drug activity by calling Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tIps), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
research has recently revealed that not only is learning to curl good for your mental toughness, cardiovascular health and interpersonal skills, it’s also a proven reliever of back pain.
how it works is you take the wallet out of your pocket, give $245 cash to the granite Club, replace your significantly thinner wallet back in its place – and presto.
that’s but a mere $0.67/day if you paid over the course of a year – money you could literally find walking around while staring at the ground, not to mention a sound investment in your social life this winter.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning to curl, hop on to our website northbaycurling.com/learntocurl and register today.
the first seven-week session begins oct. 4 and runs until nov. 15t. ninety-minute instructional sessions run Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm or 7:30-9 pm.
need to talk to someone in person? the granite Club is hosting an open house and registration night tonight from 7-9 pm at the rink. If you can’t make it, be sure to visit the office monday – thursday 8:30 am-noon or 5-8:30 pm and someone will answer your questions.
North South Cup
For the sixth consecutive season, the north south Cup interclub challenge between the north bay granite Club’s junior tennis team and the midhurst tennis Club’s simcoe skyhawks was held and resulted in a positive experience for all involved.
the clubs take turn hosting this event, and this year our star players travelled to barrie with a mission to take back a trophy that has only been captured by the north once in the previous five bids (2013).
match format was timed 30-minute rounds to a maximum of one set. each match won earned a point for the team. north bay got off to a hot start sweeping the yellow ball doubles matches 4-0. green ball outcomes allowed the skyhawks back in the race, however no pride was lost with matches slipping away by as little as a single point.
nearing the end of the day, the teams were neck and neck. and there was magnificent pressure on those scheduled to play in the final matches. the crowd support for the north bay team was electrifying with several of the 16 players’ parents in the stands. and when the felt hit the asphalt for the last time on saturday the northerners set off like a bomb, winning 13-10.
Celebrations continued beyond the trophy presentation and over to moose Winooski’s where the players, their parents and coach Fransua feasted in the glory of their success.
the 2017 north bay team consisted of andriana nadeau, nate hummel, olivia popp, ava morin, Zach Kizell, Jared gagne, tahlia Cornthwaite, Chloe popp, emma shea, malik bradley, paul Fuzy, adrian Catahan, ryan o’donnell, Justin perron, Keean burman and maggie parker.