Opioid usage is at one of its highest peaks in Toronto homeless shelters, Toronto Public Health says.
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Growing disturbance over COVID-19 has prompted shelters to adapt to a new reality by limiting services and practising physical distance.
Toronto Public Health has launched an education campaign to prevent accidental consumption of cannabis just months before the legalization of edibles set for October. “We know that kids get into everything,” said Toronto Public Health spokesperson Susan Shepherd, in an email statement to the Toronto Observer.
The Toronto District School Board will begin to train secondary school staff to respond to opioid overdoses. Toronto’s annual opioid toxicity death count has been rising since 2013, with fentanyl and heroin now leading in lives claimed.
East Yorkers looking for respite from the record-breaking temperatures currently blasting the city can pop by the East York Civic Centre for a breath of cold air.
The City of Toronto is asking its agencies to consider not selling energy drinks to people under 18.
Friday is World TB Day, a global effort to raise awareness around tuberculosis. Despite being easily treatable in Canada those infected feel isolated and stigmatized.