On the agenda tonight at St. Catharines council

CKTB- News- St. Catharines council

St. Catharines council will consider an electric scooter ride sharing program in the city.

Councillor Kevin Townsend is expected to ask for a report on the viability of having a scooter sharing program during tonight's meeting.

Previously, Lime, a ride sharing company, was operating a similar program in Waterloo but they have decided to wrap up operations.

A company official told the CBC the decision was made due to the Ministry of Transportation's current consultation on electric scooters.

Right now, e-scooters are not allowed on public streets.

Also tonight at council, Councillor Townsend will ask for a staff report on Naloxone training for city staff and councillors.

The report would also look at the possibility of putting Naloxone kits in the trunks of city vehicles.

According to Niagara Public Health, EMS responded to almost 500 suspected opioid overdoses last year.

Health officials have frequently cited the Garden City as a hotbed for opioid activity.