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Kenora, Ont., closes only homeless shelter in midst of drug crisis

Opioids and crystal meth have hit the population of Kenora, Ont., hard. TVO reporter Jon Thompson joins us from Kenora to explain why local authorities have decided to temporarily close the city’s only homeless shelter in the midst of a drug crisis.
Knox United Church in Kenora, Ont. (Amy Hadley/CBC)

Kenora, Ont., a small city in the province's northwest, is in the midst of a drug crisis. In an attempt to address the situation, local authorities have temporarily shut down the only homeless shelter in the area. Some view it as a positive move, while others see Nimbyism.

Today on Front Burner, TVO reporter Jon Thompson helps us understand the roots of the city's drugs crisis and how it's affecting the local population.

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