New, dan­ger­ous drug emerges

North Bay Nugget - - OPINION - Nugget Staff Bobby Ray is gen­eral man­ager of the North Bay Gran­ite Club

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.

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