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Windsor Hospital Increasing Security After Patient Stabbing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:51
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A Windsor, Ont., hospital is increasing security after one mental health patient stabbed another, but the facility says it is trying to strike a balance between safety and patients' rehabilitation needs.

David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, said a 17-year-old male patient stabbed a 26-year-old female patient as he returned from a day-pass visit with his family over the weekend.

The hospital currently has a security checkpoint for patients in the mental health ward, but Musyj says the incident happened just before the checkpoint in a general hallway of the hospital.

The hospital is now introducing handheld metal detectors as part of its security screening, but Musyj said the detectors still wouldn't have prevented the incident because they'd only be used at the mental health ward.

Musyj says the hospital is looking at whether the security checkpoint for mental health patients should be moved forward.

But Musyj says security that is too intensive could have a negative impact on mental health patients.

He says that the hospital will be in talks with other mental health units and security experts to decide how they might further improve their security measures.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Huron County OPP Search For Missing Person

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:53
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Huron County OPP is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing man who was last seen at a gas bar in Exeter on August 19th. 53 year old Scott Reginald Hodgert has not been seen since.

He is described as a white male, grey hair, with green eyes, 160 cm and a slim build.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers right away.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Three Homes Ordered To Vacate In London

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:31
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Three houses near Langton were ordered to vacate their homes today due to a hydrogen sulfide gas leak. The order comes from the acting medical officer of health for the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit after a gas well on a rural property on 10th Concession Road in Langton. Dangers of the leak are hazardous to people within 400 metres of the gas well.

The health unit has been advised that the ministry of natural resources and forestry is working to remedy the leak and the ministry of environment and climate change continues to monitor the air at the property.

As a precaution, Norfolk County has cancelled Decoration Day at the Sipprell / Riverside Cemetery located near the property at 1580 10th Concession and the cemetery will be closed until further notice.

No injuries are reported.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Port Burwell Camp Shuts Down

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:21
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A shut down at a faith-based girls camp in Port Burwell Monday night left parents scrambling to pick up their children Tuesday. The shutdown happened due to a dispute between health authorities and camp administrators over its legal classification.

Allegedly, the all girls camp called the anchor camp shut down due to the wrong colour pool liner and the camp itself was misclassified under provincial law. Monday night's routine inspection found the liner of the camp's pool was too dark, and officials ordered it drained and the liner replaced.

The camp costs $350 per camper.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

Point Pelee Park Visits Up This Summer

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:53
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Point Pelee National Park has seen the biggest increase in visitors this year under a free national parks admission program to mark Canada's 150th birthday.

More than 130-thousand people have passed through the gates of the southwestern Ontario park billed as the southernmost point of Canada and a bird watcher's paradise.

To the end of July, visitors were up 66 per cent and local businesses say people started coming in May and haven't stopped.

The federal government will consider what to do with admission fees next year after the free program has been exceptionally popular across the country.

(The Canadian Press)

 

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