Oakville Beaver, 23 Feb 2023, p. 1

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2023 -OakvilleBeaver., $2.00 | CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY | INSIDEHALTON.COM HALTON = IMPACTING YOUR OVERDOSES ‘ i COMMUNITY CONTINUE TO RISE Rich Demille, CIP, Agent www.richarddemille.com ie) Desjardins Insurance n f $10 OFF SERVICE w ad SEWING CENTRE NAXOLONE KITS CREDITED WITH LOWERING a oS beter FATALITIES = a DAVID LEA ‘SALES & SERVICE TO ALL MAKES & MODELS dlea@metroland.com ‘OTTAWA 51 tSmin mininos from the GPW] 908-549-0082 rnowasewing.com | MON-SAT 10-3 The number of annual over- doses taking place within the Halton community is continuing to move in the wrong direction. Halton police say they re- sponded to 408 suspected over- dose, or drug poisoning, calls last year, which is a significant jump m the 361 incidents police re- sponded to in 2021 or the 241 inci- dents police attended in 2020. J These calls include both acci- [iy dental and intentional drug poi- | | sonings involving both licit and illicit substances. ‘ville had the most over- dose incidents in 2022 with 154, followed by Burlington with 143, Milton with 81 and Halton Hills START THE DAY OFF RIGHT WITH IMPORTANT UPDATES ON TRAFFIC, WEATHER, SCHOOL CLOSURES AND BUS CANCELLATIONS NEWS YOU CAN USE DELIVERED TOYOUR INBOX BY 7 A.M SIGN UP FOR THE MORNING UPDATE AT INSIDEHALTON.COM NEWSLETTER Metroland Media Group Ltd., 211 Pritchard Road, Unit 4, David Lea/ Metroland Hamilton ON L8J 0G5 See POLICE, page 16 Halton police Const. Steve Elms shows a naloxone kit, which has helped prevent many drug overdose fatalities. FEATURING THE BEST NAMES (N THE BUSINESS Whiripéot EEE) Panasonic Oakville AEG won GAS & ELECTRIC APPLIANCE SPECIALIST — Gy 476 KERR ST.,OAKVILLE just sourTH OF SPEERS ROAD Bluest? myeNN-AR cs FES 905.845.2933 Be

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