Community group plans peaceful protest at Burgoyne Bridge

A concerned group of citizens is planning to gather together to call for action after two deaths at the Burgoyne Bridge in less than a week.

A Facebook event called Stand Up For Mental Health in Ontario invites community members to the Burgoyne Bridge on Sunday night at 7 p.m. to stage what organizers call 'a peaceful protest' calling for more free resources and a new mental health plan in the province.

A candlelight vigil will be held from 7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to remember all who have ended their lives at the bridge.

Organizers encourage anyone interested in taking part to join them at the memorial gardens by the bridge starting at 6 p.m.


If you, or someone you know is in crisis, call 911.

Pathstone Mental Health is reaching out to the youth of Niagara in crisis, saying crisis workers are available 24/7, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-263-4944.

The Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition asks adult residents to call 911 if someone is in immediate need, or call a Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) 1-866-550-5205.