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Public Health Reminds Beach-Goers to Safeguard Against “Swimmer’s Itch”

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 2013

June 28, 2013 – Itchy Rash Caused By Larvae Found in Shallow Waters Where Snails Abound The Peterborough Public Health reminds local residents to avoid swimming in areas where snails thrive to prevent exposure to larvae which cause “Swimmer’s Itch”. Swimmer’s Itch is often described as an itchy rash that swimmers develop after swimming in lakes and […]

Heat Alert Lifted

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 – 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 Alert issued on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Even though the Heat Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in hot weather, including drinking […]

Heat Warning Downgraded to Alert for City, County, & Curve Lake & Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 25, 2013

June 25, 2013 – Heat Alert Continue for Affected Areas With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, Peterborough Public Health is downgrading the Heat Warning issued on Monday, June 24, 2013 to a Heat Alert. Peterborough City and County, as well as Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, continue to be under a […]

Having a Bad Air Day?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 25, 2013

June 25, 2013 – Air Quality Health Index Makes Its Debut in Peterborough With summer approaching Peterborough Public Health is recommending that residents use a new online tool called the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).  The Air Quality Health Index is a public information tool that helps Canadians protect their health on a daily basis from […]

Heat Warning Issued for Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is upgrading its previous Heat Alert to a Heat Warning for Peterborough City and County based on forecasted temperatures for today and tomorrow to help residents cope with the continuing hot, humid weather. A Heat Warning is issued when one […]

Heat Alert Issued for Peterborough City and County for Sunday, June 23

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness  The Peterborough Public Health is issuing the area’s first Heat Alert of the season for Peterborough City and County.  The alert is issued for Sunday, June 23.  The Public Health has been closely monitoring the weather forecast for this weekend and early […]

Blue-Green Algae Has Arrived

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 – 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 […]

Conditional Sale of 185 King Street

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 – Public Health and AON Announce Conditional Sale of 185 King St. AON Inc. and Peterborough Public Health announced today that they have reached a conditional deal to purchase the downtown office building at 185 King St. “While there is still a great deal work to do to remove the conditions on our […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary – June 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 –  Click here to view the Board of Health Summary, June 12, 2013

Fighting the Bite

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 –  Peterborough Public Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves This Summer The Peterborough Public Health is encouraging local residents to take precautions against West Nile virus (WNv), a potentially dangerous disease transmitted by mosquitoes from infected birds. The Public Health has begun its 2013 Vector-borne Disease Prevention Program which includes mosquito surveillance of storm […]

Dental Treatment Assistance Fund Gets a Fundraising Hand

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 – Residents Encouraged to Support Tag Day at Local Retailers on June 14 Peterborough union workers will be out in full force this Friday, June 14 encouraging residents to donate to the Dental Treatment Assistance Fund, the Peterborough and District Labour Council’s (PDLC) charity of choice for this year’s Day of Caring. “We are […]

New App Launched Today Featuring Health Service Provider Info for Youth

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 – Free Download Provides Youth and Adult Allies with Credible Health Information at Their Fingertips Today Peterborough Public Health launched the new Peterborough Youth Service Provider Information (YSPI) app to help local youth and their adult allies easily access credible health services and information on demand. “Wallet cards are a thing of the past […]

Yaz and Yazmin Birth Control Pills

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 – At this time, it is Health Canada’s view that the benefits of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills continue to outweigh the risks, when used according to Health Canada’s approved labelling instructions. Health Canada has been monitoring the safety of contraceptive pills on an ongoing basis, as it does for all […]

Board of Health Meets June 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2013

June 7, 2013 –  Location: Hiawatha First Nation The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. in the Lower Hall, Administration Building, 123 Paudash St., Hiawatha First Nation. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: http://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/about-us-2/board-of-health/meeting-agendas […]

Which Way to the Beach?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 06, 2013

June 6, 2013 – Follow @PCCHU for Beach Water Quality Updates With the official summer countdown underway, Public Health Inspectors from Peterborough Public Health have begun regular inspections of area public beaches to ensure water quality conditions are safe for the upcoming months. Peterborough residents are able to check the most recent status of all beaches […]

First Charges of the Season Laid for Smoking Outdoors in Prohibited Areas

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 05, 2013

June 5, 2013 – Last night the first charges of the season were laid under the City of Peterborough’s bylaw prohibiting smoking in all municipally-owned parks. Three charges were laid against individuals violating the no smoking bylaw on June 4 by Peterborough Public Health’s Tobacco Enforcement Officer.  The fine for smoking in a city park […]

Hundreds Celebrate International Trails Day on June 1

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2013

June 3, 2013 – Trails throughout the City and County of Peterborough were full of cyclists, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts on Saturday, June 1 in celebration of the second annual International Trails Day. Dozens came out to enjoy the day’s feature event and take part in the first supported ride of the newest section of […]

Bike & Trails Fest Kicks Off Weekend Full of Trail Celebrations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2013

June 1, 2013 – Hundreds of local residents joined in today’s Bike & Trails Fest to kick off International Trails Day on June 1 to celebrate the beauty and benefits of outdoor trails. A number of local dignitaries were also on hand to voice the important role trails play socially, environmentally and economically, including MPP […]