Summer is Finally here! And after the cool, wet spring temperatures we all experienced, warmer sunshine days are something to celebrate!
Now that school is out, extra caution when travelling through the surveys or driving near park areas is required. Children at play rarely think about safety and have been known to dart out onto a road way for a ball or run across a road to meet a friend. Parents, please help prevent children from darting out into the road by ensuring that your children are always supervised. Every parent knows if you look away for a split second that children could be in danger. Drivers, for the care of everyone, please slow down; a little extra caution in the neighbourhoods makes for a much safer summer.More ->
People have enjoyed lingering outside and enjoying the warming weather since the beginning of time. An outside porch or yard is the perfect gathering place to visit with neighbours, pass the time comfortably and watch the world go by. Just as you enjoy your freedoms and rights so do your neighbours. Everyone is entitled to enjoy their properties inside and out, without feeling infringed upon by loud noises (blaring music, barking dogs), smelly garbage, unclean backyards and screaming or fighting neighbours. With a little consideration from each person for the people who live nearby, a sense of community can be created.More ->
Public Safety Alert
Date: April, 2019
Issue: Increase in Suspected Opioid Overdoses
Since January 2019 there has been a higher volume of suspected opioid overdoes in Brantford and Brant County. Over the past weeks we reached a critical level for overdoses and deaths from suspected opioids. The number of overdoses are more than double of those during the same period for 2018, and are comparable to 2017.
Illicit drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil are known to be circulating in the community. Know your drug, don’t use alone, and call 911 if you suspect someone is overdosing.
For more information about opioids, including what to do if someone has an overdose and where to access harm reduction services, please visit the Brant County Health Unit website.
Naloxone kits and training are available from:
- Brant County Health Unit (194 Terrace Hill St.)
- St. Leonard's Community Services (133 Elgin St. and 225 Fairview Dr., Unit 1)
- Towards Recovery Clinic (95 Darling St.)
- Colborne Street Clinic (349 Colborne St.)
- Rosewood House (42 Nelson St.)
- Many pharmacies in Brantford and Brant County
This Alert is provided by Brant County Health Unit in collaboration with Brant/Brantford Paramedic Service, Brantford Police Service, and St. Leonard's Community Services.