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Public Health Reports Influenza Outbreaks in Two Local Retirement Residences

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2012

November 27, 2012 –  Flu Shot Advised for All Community Members The Peterborough Public Health reported influenza outbreaks at two local retirement residences today and reiterated the call to community members to get their flu shots. “With further confirmation of influenza activity in our community we strongly advise all local residents, and especially healthcare workers, to […]

Public Health’s Final Community Flu Vaccination Clinic Set For November 28

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2012

November 25, 2012 – Now is the Time to Protect Yourself and Others Before the Holidays! The Peterborough Public Health will be holding its final community seasonal flu vaccination clinic of the season on Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough. “Now is a good […]

Influenza Activity Now Confirmed in Peterborough This Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 22, 2012

November 22, 2012 – The Peterborough Public Health is now reporting several local cases of seasonal influenza today. “Two of the cases are lab-confirmed cases for influenza A, and the others are linked. We now know that seasonal influenza is circulating in our local population,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “Usually there […]

Thousands of Local Carrots Delivered to Support Food For Kids Breakfast Program

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2012

November 21, 2012 – Initiative Part of Ontario Farm to School Challenge Today marked the first organized delivery of 560 pounds of locally grown carrots from Kennedy Farms near Omemee to Food For Kids Peterborough and County school breakfast programs.  “Food For Kids is excited to have locally grown food offered in our Breakfast Programs […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary – Nov 14

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 – Click here to view the Board of Health Summary November 14, 2012 

Have Your Say! Public Health Extends Online Survey

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 16, 2012

November 16, 2012 – Public Health Seek Your Input on Public Health Priorities Community Has Two More Weeks to Help Build Board of Health’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Today Peterborough Public Health announced it will keep its online survey open another two weeks to gather resident opinions about what local public health priorities should be for the […]

Only Three Flu Clinics Left!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2012

November 13, 2012 – Public Health Encourages Residents to Stay Healthy by Getting Vaccinated The Peterborough Public Health announced today there are only three community-wide Flu Clinics left and encourages local residents to get vaccinated to stay healthy this winter. The remaining three Flu Clinics offered by Public Health will take place as follows: Saturday, November 17 […]

Dozens of Women Partake in First-Ever Integrated Cancer Screening Day

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2012

November 10, 2012 – Event Highlights Importance of Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening for Local Residents Today dozens of local women enjoyed a little pampering and fun while undergoing a day of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening in a unique event designed to increase local cancer screening rates. Entitled “The Cancer Screening Day: […]

Board of Health Meets November 14

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2012

November 9, 2012 – Location: Council Chambers, Peterborough County Court House The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Peterborough County Court House located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough. To download the agenda […]

Get Kids in the Kitchen With EatRight Ontario’s Kids Recipe Challenge

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 08, 2012

EatRight Ontario and Dietitians of Canada are working together to get kids excited about healthy eating and creating kid-friendly healthy recipes. To learn more…

Join Tonight’s Interactive Survey to Have Your Say About Public Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2012

November 6, 2012 –  Public Health’s Community Open House at Peterborough Library Uses Clicker Technology to Give Residents a Voice in Guiding Public Health Strategic Direction Tonight’s Community Open House hosted by Peterborough Public Health at the Peterborough Public Library will feature an interactive survey presentation using “clicker technology” to gather resident opinions about public health […]

Reminding Canadians of the Risks of Consuming Unpasteurized Fruit Juice and Cider

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 05, 2012

November 5, 2012 – Health Canada issued the following reminder: Reminding Canadians of the Risks of Consuming Unpasteurized Fruit Juice and Cider

If You Like to Stay Healthy and Avoid Getting Sick, Now’s the Time to Have Your Say About Public Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 02, 2012

November 2, 2012 – Upcoming Community Open Houses Give Residents a Voice in Guiding Public Health Strategic Direction The Peterborough Public Health wants everyone to have a chance to share their ideas about public health priorities for our community. “If you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant, enjoyed safe drinking water from the tap, breathed clean […]