Tag Archives: addiction

Investigation into man killed over bag of chips in Don Jail begins

An inquest opened Monday into the death of a man who was murdered in a Toronto jail over a bag of chips, with the jury hearing that protections for prisoners may have been inadequate. It’s been nearly 15 years since Jeffrey Munro, 32, a man who struggled with mental illness and addiction, died in the Don Jail. He was attacked …

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Advocates criticize the time it took to confirm that a mother and two children from Harrow, Ontario, died from intimate partner violence

WARNING: This story contains discussions of intimate partner violence and suicide. Advocates working to raise awareness about domestic violence say they are devastated to learn that the deaths of a family in their Harrow, Ontario, home last month were the result of intimate partner violence. On Saturday, police confirmed that Carly Walsh and her two children were fatally shot and …

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The controlled consumption ends in Timmins, the only one in northeastern Ontario, due to a lack of funding

Northeastern Ontario’s only supervised drug consumption site will stop offering the service at the end of June due to a lack of funding. In April, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Cochrane-Timiskaming offered temporary funding to the Safe Health Site so it could remain open until June 30. The organization says it has not received additional funding from the …

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City of Believers: Edmonton ready for Oilers to take home the Cup

As the minutes ticked down in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, thousands of Oilers fans rose to their feet. As one they sang Bon Jovi’s Living on a prayer, they shouted Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go Girls” lyrics and finally sang “We want the Cup” over and over until the final buzzer sounded. Outside, the excitement continued: 104th Avenue …

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