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Blue-Green Algae Has Arrived:

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 2012

June 28. 2012 – Know The Risks and How to Protect Yourself The Peterborough Public Health announced today that the season for blue-green algae has arrived on area lakes and is advising residents to protect themselves from this potential health risk. “Blue-green algae blooms can come and go quickly in lakes, so residents should visit Public […]

First Charges Laid Under City Bylaw Prohibiting Smoking in City Parks

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 – The first charges have been laid under the City of Peterborough’s bylaw prohibiting smoking in all municipally-owned parks. The charges were laid against individuals violating the no smoking bylaw on June 20 by Peterborough Public Health’s Tobacco Enforcement Officer. The fine for smoking in a city park is $305. The charges were […]

Public Health Lifts Heat Warning for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 – Public Health Continues to Monitor Forecast for Extreme Heat Conditions With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Heat Warning issued on Monday, June 18, 2012 effective today, Friday, June 22, 2012. The Public Health has adopted a series of extreme heat thresholds designed to […]

Are You Ready For A Swim At The Beach?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 – Public Health Begins 2012 Beach Sampling Program for Water Quality This week Public Health Inspectors from the Peterborough County City Public Health began monitoring the water quality at public beaches throughout Peterborough County and the City of Peterborough. Residents wanting to know the status of water quality at various beaches can visit Public […]

Public Health Issues Heat Warning for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2012

June 18, 2012 – Residents Advised to Take Precautionsto Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Heat Warning for Peterborough City and County for Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 to help residents prepare for the hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days. A Heat Warning is issued when the […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary June 13, 2012

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 15, 2012

    Click here to view the Board of Health Meeting Summary June 13, 2012

Community Gathers for “Immunize…Why Not?” Event Featuring Child Health Advocate Dr. Peter Hughes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 – Vaccination Rates Directly Linked to Spread of Disease Approximately 50 community members gathered yesterday to learn and ask questions about the importance of vaccinations at the “Immunize…Why Not?” event organized by Peterborough Public Health featuring Dr. Peter Hughes, local pediatrician and child health advocate. “For every vaccine developed, disease rates go down. […]

Chlamydia Remains Area’s Most Frequently Reported Communicable Disease

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2012

June 13, 2012 – Public Health Releases 2011 Reportable Disease Report According to the 2011 Reportable Disease Report released today by Peterborough Public Health, chlamydia tops the list as the most frequently reported communicable disease in our community last year. Of the 710 confirmed cases of all reportable diseases locally in 2011, 402 of those were […]

Fighting the Bite

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2012

June 12, 2012 – Public Health Begins Local Testing forTwo Mosquito-Borne Diseases The Peterborough Public Health encourages local residents to take precautions against insect bites this season as it begins testing local mosquitoes for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE). “While the risk to local public health is low, it’s important to […]

Board of Health Meets June 13

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2012

June 7, 2012 – Location: Hiawatha First Nation, Administration Building The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 starting at 4:45 p.m. in the Administration Building, Lower Hall, located at 123 Paudash Street, Hiawatha First Nation. To download the agenda and the online […]