(THUNDER BAY, ON) – In a tip sent into our news room, we have received information about a south side incident which is unfolding at this moment.
The back alley between May Street South and Brodie Street South, closer to Donald Street East currently contains three people that are passed out and intoxicated off hand sanitizer.
Empty bottles of hand sanitizer were witnessed in the area along with the unmistakable smell of germ free hands.
Substance abuse is an ongoing issue that plagues the city and across the nation. When people are short on money, they will opt in to get some hand sanitizer.
The triplets will likely be hauled off to the emergency department of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (A.K.A. “The Hilton”), where they will be monitored by medical staff to ensure they recover properly. I’ve spoken to numerous Thunder Bay Police Service officers and most of them feel defeated regarding the public intoxication that is rampant in our city. It’s been explained to me that being drunk in public only amounts to a fine and that most of the people on the streets drinking just rip up the fine and carry on with what they are doing. The fine doesn’t matter or change their behaviour. Unless the person is on bail conditions not to be drinking out in public, they will find somewhere to house them for the night, such as Grace Place or the Shelter House.
The Thunder Bay Counselling Centre has options and programs for you to obtain sobriety. Reach out to them at 807-684-1880 and get started today.
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