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Safety Precautions Advised for Pedestrians and Motorists to Avoid Injury

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 – Public Health Reminds Residents to Wear Reflective Clothing During Darkest Time of Year As we reach the darkest part of the year, Peterborough Public Health is reminding both pedestrians and motorists to be safe on the roads to avoid injury when it’s harder to see. “Pedestrian safety is for all ages. […]

County Approves By-law for Mandatory Food Handler Training at Local Food Premises

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 – Dr. Salvaterra Commends County for Their Leadership  Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, commended the County of Peterborough for its leadership on Wednesday when it passed a by-law making it mandatory for local food premises to have at least one certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity on site at […]

Public Health Reports Community-wide Influenza Activity

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 20, 2012

December 14, 2012 – Flu Shot Advised for All Community Members The Peterborough Public Health is reporting widespread influenza activity throughout the community and advising all residents to get their flu shot. “With further confirmation of influenza activity in the city and county we strongly advise all local residents to get their flu shot to […]

Do You Know What To Do in Extreme Cold?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 19, 2012

December 19, 2012 – Public Health Activates Extreme Cold Response Plan With the colder winter months ahead, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Extreme Cold Response Plan (ECRP) to advise residents on the best way to protect their health when temperatures plummet.  “Cold weather injuries, such as frostbite and hypothermia, are preventable,” says Dr. Rosana […]

Public Health Reports Salmonella Cases Linked to Ming’s Restaurant in Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 14, 2012

December 14, 2012 – Community Members with Symptoms Asked to Contact Public Health The Peterborough Public Health is investigating an outbreak of lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella linked to Ming’s Restaurant, located at 554 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough.  The Public Health has ordered the restaurant closed until testing can determine the source. The Public Health is asking […]

Public Health Reports Community-wide Influenza Activity

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 14, 2012

December 14, 2012 – Flu Shot Advised for All Community Members The Peterborough Public Health is reporting widespread influenza activity throughout the community and advising all residents to get their flu shot. “With further confirmation of influenza activity in the city and county we strongly advise all local residents to get their flu shot to protect […]

City of Peterborough Bans Public Use of Hookah Water Pipes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 2012

December 13, 2012 – Public Health Commends City Leadership for Protecting Public Health At last night’s Board of Health meeting, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, commended the City of Peterborough for its leadership last Monday when it passed a bylaw banning the public use of water pipes in indoor places and on patios […]

Test Your Home for Radon Gas

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2012

December 11, 2012 – Winter Months the Best Time to Test to Protect Your Health With the colder weather keeping people indoors more often, Peterborough Public Health and Health Canada recommend that residents test their homes for radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. “Long-term exposure to radon significantly increases […]

Board of Health Meets December 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 07, 2012

December 7, 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, December 12, 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 and […]

The Gift of Reading

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2012

December 6, 2012 – Include Books on Your Holiday Shopping List to Boost Children’s Speech and Language Skills Local residents can turn a page on the usual holiday gift-giving ideas by including the printed word for children on their shopping lists. Reading books that are interesting, engaging and age-appropriate can be a great way for […]

Skin-to-Skin Contact Gives Baby Best Start

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 05, 2012

December 5, 2012 – Public Health Launches New Campaign to Promote Benefits of Early Bonding and Attachment for Parents and Infants According to a new campaign launched today by Peterborough Public Health, holding babies skin-to-skin right after birth does more than simply feel good, it offers numerous health benefits to both mothers and their newborns. […]

New Campaign Launched Today Encouraging Smoke-Free Homes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 04, 2012

December 4, 2012 – Local tenants and landlords seeking relief from drifting smoke between rental units now have allies and tools to help them make their building completely smoke-free. The Peterborough Public Health, together with the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, launched a new campaign today that informs landlords and tenants of their abilities […]