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Frostbite Alert Lifted

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 – With the forecast of warmer temperatures Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Frostbite Alert issued earlier this week for residents of Peterborough County and City and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Even though the Frostbite Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in cold weather, including dressing […]

Medical Officer of Health Reassures Community that Fluoride Safe and Effective

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 – Community Water Fluoridation Offers Important Health Benefits to Those Most in Need During last night’s public meeting organized by a local advocacy group to discuss the merits of community water fluoridation, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health with Peterborough Public Health, reassured residents that fluoride is not only safe and effective but […]

Frostbite Alert Issued for Tues, Jan 28

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 28, 2014

January 28, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert because of a forecasted wind chill of -37. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, and the marginally housed.  Local […]

Public Health Lifts Frostbite Alert

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 24, 2014

January 24, 2013 – With the forecast of warmer temperatures Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Frostbite Alert issued earlier this week for residents of Peterborough County and City and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations effective Saturday, January 25, 2014. Even though the Frostbite Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in […]

Family Literacy Day on January 27 Encourages Talking, Playing, or Reading with Children

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 – Free Special Event on January 25 at Peterborough Square Open to All Families Talk is not cheap when it comes to helping children develop strong literacy skills like reading and writing. Family Literacy Day is Monday, January 27 and in the lead up to the event, Peterborough Public Health and the local Preschool […]

Public Health Seeks Truth in Advertising

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2014

January 21, 2014 – Freeze the Industry Campaign Aims to Protect Youth from the Tobacco Industry When most people hear mention of flavours like “cherry”, “vanilla berry”, or “cotton candy” they immediately think of sweet desserts or ice cream flavours, but in reality, these are also the flavours of a much more sinister product that is catching […]

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2014

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Frostbite Alert Issued for January 20 & 21

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for Monday evening, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21 because of a forecasted wind chill of -32. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, […]

Lack of Tenants Forces Public Health to Cancel Deal to Purchase 185 King St. Property

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2014

January 10, 2014 – Board of Health to Pursue Alternative Site for Relocation The Peterborough County-City Board of Health and AON Inc. announced today that plans to purchase 185 King St. property will not proceed due to a lack of prospective tenants needed to rent the excess space. “The Board of Health and AON Inc. […]

Frostbite Alert Lifted

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 08, 2014

January 8, 2014 – With the forecast of warmer temperatures Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Frostbite Alert issued yesterday for residents of Peterborough County and City and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Even though the Frostbite Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in cold weather, including dressing warmly and […]

Public Health Adds Extra Flu Shot Clinic for Families with Young Children

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 07, 2014

January 7, 2014 – Community Encouraged to Book Appointments for Clinic this Saturday, January 11 To accommodate community flu shot demand, Peterborough Public Health has added an extra flu clinic for families with children five years and under this Saturday, January 11 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at 185 King Street, Peterborough. Residents with young children can […]

Frostbite Alert Issued for January 7

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 06, 2014

January 6, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for Tuesday, January 7 because of a forecasted wind chill of -38. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, and […]

Frostbite Warning Downgraded to an Alert for Saturday & will be Lifted Sunday

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2014

January 3, 2014  – With the forecast of slightly higher temperatures on Saturday January 4,  Peterborough Public Health is downgrading the frostbite warning issued earlier this week to alert status and with warmer temperatures forecasted for Sunday, January 5,  the alert will be lifted. Even though we are expecting warmer temperatures over the next few […]