REVISED - Community Drug Alert - Increase in overdose/drug poisonings

Posted On Wednesday September 06, 2023

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing and Overdose Alert for Waterloo Region. There has been an increased number of overdoses/drug poisonings (31 reported cases) from August 31st to September 3rd. There can be increased risk of death from drug toxicity during very hot weather. A list of Cooling Centre locations and hours can be found at: For more information, check the full Community Drug Alert, September 6, 2023 release.

*This alert was revised on September 7th 2023 to reflect the temporary change of operational hours at the CTS. For the month of September the site is open 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday-Sunday (including holidays). The revised alert is linked above.

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