The London Police Service is warning Londoners that a recent drug seizure is suspected to be deadly “purple fentanyl”.
There have been seizures in neighbouring municipalities where the substances, that has the consistency of play dough, has continued a mixture of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil.
Police are concerned that the substance puts those who inhale, ingest or inject it at an increased risk of an overdose.
This news comes at a time when the City of London is working to establish two permanent Supervised Consumption Facilities in an effort to prevent overdoses and reduce harm in our city.
These sites will also distribute naloxone kits free of charge. The kits can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose and are just one of the tools in our toolbox when it comes to battling the opioid crisis. They are available at several pharmacies across London. Click here for more information.
As these situations arise and we are faced with new challenges, they draw attention to the need for harm reduction services in our community.
This week, I had the honour of meeting with the incoming Western University Student Council Executives.
These engaged students help make our campuses and city a better place. I am very much looking forward to seeing what these leaders will accomplish over the next year.
Congratulations to all of those newly elected USC members.
Meeting with Giusippe Raffa, Honorary Italian Vice Consul for London area
Events and Occasions:
- Meeting with Cristian Diblasi
- USC Partner's Breakfast
- Meeting with Giusippe Raffa, Honorary Italian Vice Consul for London area
- Meeting with Peter McMahon
- Suite Reveal at Delta London Armouries by Marriot
- Meeting with New USC Executives, President Elect Mitchell Pratt & Vice President Danny Chang
Representatives from Maples for Vimy, Scouts Canada and Girl Guides Canada at Council on Tuesday
- Business Buzz: Delta Opens Door to $2M Makeover
- Push On to Get Young Voters Out to Polls
- Province's Most Energy-Efficient High-rise Breaks Ground in London
- Why a London Comic Book Store has Hired Employees with Autism
- City Seeks Input on Rezoning of Former Public School
- New Play Highlights the Struggles of ADHD
- Art Auction Supports Multi-Organ Transplant Program at LHSC
- Leukemia Bottle Drive Returns for Another Year
- Students Find a Social Bottom Line
- A New London Agency Aimed at Fueling New Tech Businesses has Launched
Council welcomed representatives from Maples for Vimy, Scouts Canada and Girl Guides Canada to honour the work that these organizations did to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. On behalf of the City of London, Mayor Matt Brown presented this group with a cheque for $10,000 towards the cost of 10 Vimy Centennial Maple Trees. These trees will stand in recognition of the sacrifices made by Londoners during WW1, and the bond the community shares with our allies in France and across Europe.
In other Council business:
Council received a report informing them that Moody’s Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis, affirmed the City of London’s Aaa credit rating and stable outlook, the highest rating possible.
Council approved new policies within The London Plan and the Official Plan (1989) and added definitions to zoning by-laws that will allow for Supervised Consumption Facilitiesand Temporary Overdose Prevention Sites.
Council approved the necessary actions to move forward with the creation of the Hamilton Road Business Improvement Area.
Council voted to approve, in principle, the expansion of the Old East Village Business Improvement Area.
Council announced the sale of final plots of land in two of the City’s industrial parks. Lands were sold in the Trafalgar Industrial Park and Cuddy Industrial Lands.
Meeting with new USC Executives, President Elect Mitchell Pratt & Vice President Danny Chang