Newsbrief – September 23, 2020

BRANTFORD – There will be no emergency winter shelter for those living on the streets in Brantford this winter. Brantford city staff recommended a temporary shelter not be open this winter as shelter capacity in the area has increased locally over the past year.

Last October the city opened a temporary shelter at the former police station on Greenwich Street after some seeking a warm place to sleep were turned away from the city’s three shelters which were at capacity.

Norfolk County OPP is asking for public help identifying a suspect who allegedly offered to perform an indecent act on a teenager. Officers are investigating an incident at a Davis Street East, Simcoe address after a 17-year-old boy, walking along the Lynn Valley Trail near the old bridge, was approached by an adult male who asked if he could perform an indecent act on the teen.

The Ontario government is partnering with pharmacies to expand access to COVID-19 testing to track, trace, and isolate cases. Beginning Friday, asymptomatic Ontarians will be able to get tested for COVID-19 at select pharmacies as part of a broader plan to boost testing capacity across the province.

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