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Archives for "July 2013"


Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Receives Significant Boost

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 24, 2013

July 24, 2013 – The Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network (PPRN) and its seven collaborative partners launched a major new initiative to address poverty in Peterborough City and County today, thanks to a three-year $224,700 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.   Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, joined Andrea Cohen Barrack, OTF CEO, in congratulating the Network […]

Public Health Lifts Heat Warning for Peterborough City, County and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 19, 2013

July 19, 2103 – Public Health Continues to Monitor Forecast for Extreme Heat Conditions With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, beginning July 20, 2013 Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Heat Warning issued on Monday, July 15, 2013. Even though the Heat Warning has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in […]

Facilities Available to Local Residents to Stay Cool

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 16, 2013

 July 16, 2013 – Public Health Offers Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents at risk of heat-related illness that the following public facilities in Peterborough have air conditioning and water available: Brock Mission (217 Murray St.): fully air conditioned; residents of Brock Mission are able to stay inside, especially […]

Public Health Issues Heat Warning

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Extra 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 and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations based on forecasted temperatures and Humidex values for the coming days to help residents cope […]

Public Health Issues Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County for Sunday, July 14

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 12, 2013

July 12, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County.  The alert is issued based on forecasted temperatures hitting the region beginning Sunday, July 14, 2013.  The Public Health has been closely monitoring the weather forecast for this […]

Heat Alert Lifted for City, County & Curve Lake & Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 08, 2013

July 8, 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, July 7, 2013. Even though the Heat Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in hot weather, including drinking […]

Time is Ticking as Lyme Disease Season Gets Underway

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 08, 2013

July 8, 2013 – Public Health Reminds Residents to be Tick Smart As the summer months arrive, they not only bring sunshine and great weather but also the unfortunate risk of Lyme disease courtesy of blacklegged ticks. The Peterborough Public Health is reminding residents to be on the lookout for the small creature and to […]

Public Health Issues Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County for Sunday, July 7

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 05, 2013

July 5, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Heat Alert for Peterborough City and County and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.  The alert is issued based on forecasted temperatures hitting the region beginning Sunday, July 7, 2013. The Public Health has been […]

Keep Your Vaccinations Up to Date

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 05, 2013

July 4, 2013 –  Ontarians Reminded to Check Vaccinations Before Travelling Dr. Graham Pollett, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, today issued a news release reminding Ontarians of the importance of keeping immunizations up to date in light of recent measles cases in Ontario and  other provinces. http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2013/7/keep-your-vaccinations-up-to-date.html

Public Health Priorities Laid Out for Next Five Years in New Strategic Plan

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 04, 2013

July 4, 2013 – Four Strategic Directions Seek to Tackle Local Health Inequities While Strengthening Capacity and Performance The Peterborough Public Health released its 2013-2017 Strategic Plan today to guide public health work for the City, County and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. This plan was approved by the Board of Health at its June […]