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Wear Silver on Sunday, August 31 for International Overdose Awareness Day

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 – 2014 Theme is RETHINK AND REMEMBER This Sunday, August 31, a day known around the globe as International Overdose Awareness Day, is a day to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Wearing silver on August 31 honours the thousands of lives lost to preventable overdoses, while also acknowledging and […]

Give Our Students the Best Start Possible: Volunteers Needed for School Breakfast Programs

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 – 1,350 Students Starting the School Year Without a Breakfast Program Schools need volunteers to get their breakfast program started. Food For Kids and Peterborough Public Health reported today that over a thousand students are at risk of not having a breakfast program this school year unless volunteers are recruited. “At this point, a […]

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Millbrook Residents

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 25, 2014

August 25, 2014  – The Peterborough Public Health has lifted the boil water advisory issued for Millbrook residents on Friday, August 22. The Public Health received two sets of sampling results within 24 hours indicating zero total coliforms and zero E.coli in the Millbrook municipal water system. The residents of Millbrook can return to use their municipal water […]

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Millbrook Residents

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the residents of Millbrook who use the municipal water system. Residents should bring water to a rolling boil for at least a minute before using it for things such as drinking, cooking or brushing teeth. This precaution should be taken until […]

Blue-Green Algae: Know the Risks and How to Protect Yourself

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents to protect themselves from blue-green algae which may bloom on area lakes. The Public Health with the assistance of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is monitoring lakes in Peterborough County and City area. To date, no reports have been received of […]

Twice as Many Ontario Residents Support Community Water Fluoridation Than Oppose It

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 – Research shows that twice as many Ontario residents support community water fluoridation than oppose it. A Provincial Health Indicator report shows that 56% of Ontario residents are in favour of fluoridating community water supplies, while only 23% opposed it.  More than 1,800 adults 18 years and older from Ontario households were surveyed […]