Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "May 2015"


Tobacco-Wise Awards 2015

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 – Public Health Celebrates Community Leaders in Tobacco Prevention The greater Peterborough area is a leader in promoting tobacco-wise living. On Thursday, May 28 Peterborough Public Health formally recognized those who have taken measures to make Peterborough a smoke-free environment as part of their World No Tobacco Day celebrations. The award ceremony was […]

Are You Ready For Heat This Summer?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 – Public Health Activates Heat Alert and Response System With summer quickly approaching and warmer temperatures imminent, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Alert and Response System (HARS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. The Public Health monitors forecasted weather conditions daily, as provided […]

Growing Up!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 – Public Health Celebrates School Garden Day Food security, sustainability and nutrition were all on the agenda when Peterborough Public Health was at Highland Heights on Friday, May 22 to celebrate School Garden Day. This was an opportunity to learn about the educational value of growing gardens at local schools, and how we […]

Are You an Outdoor Worker?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015 – Public Health Promotes Sun Safety to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk for Those Who Work Outside In response to higher-than-average local skin cancer rates, today Peterborough Public Health teamed up with Johnston’s Greenhouse to promote sun safety for outdoor workers. The event focused on how those who work outside can reduce their risk of […]

Board of Health Summary – May 13, 2015

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 – ** To view the Board of Health Meeting Summary from April 15 please click the image below:

Taking Dental Care to the Streets

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 – Peterborough Public Health’s Mobile Dental Health Centre rolled into Havelock for Celebrate Havelock on May 9, 2015.  The celebrations took place at the Havelock Community Centre where staff representing Public Health’s dental team were on hand to showcase the range of preventive and treatment dental services available on the Mobile Dental Health […]

Food For Kids Celebrates Local Breakfast Programs

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 – Hundreds of Volunteers Who Served 2.2 Million Meals Last Year Recognized at Appreciation Social Today more than 150 people gathered to celebrate Food for Kids breakfast and snack programs in local schools and to honour the incredible contributions of local volunteers who run this program throughout the community. “This is a proud […]

Self-Regulation and Young Children

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 – May 22 Workshop for Parents, Early Educators, and Child Development Professionals The Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Peterborough (SLHAP) is hosting a workshop for parents, caregivers, educators and child development professionals entitled “Developing Self-Regulation in Young Children.” The event will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Pentecostal Church in […]

Board of Health Meets May 13 at Curve Lake

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 08, 2015

May 8, 2015 – Location: Curve Lake First Nation Council Chambers  The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Administration Building, 22 Winookeedaa Street, Curve Lake First Nation. To download the agenda and the online board […]

Protect Your Pets With Low-Cost Rabies Clinics

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 07, 2015

May 7, 2015 – May 23 The Peterborough Public Health is teaming up with local veterinarians to help combat rabies. On Saturday, May 23 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. there will be multiple clinics running across the County and City to help protect pets against the disease.  These vaccinations are low-cost at $25 per pet. All […]

Clearing the Smoke Off Patios

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 05, 2015

May 5, 2015 – Public Health Reminds Residents of New Smoke-Free Patio Legislation With warm weather finally here Peterborough Public Health wants to remind residents that all outdoor restaurant patios are now smoke-free thanks to changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act that took effect Jan 1, 2015.  The fine for breaking the law is $305. […]

School-Based Vaccine Catch-up Clinics in May

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 04, 2015

May 1, 2105 –  Students who missed the opportunity to receive the meningococcal vaccine or two doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in Grade 7 when they were offered in school can make an appointment to get the vaccine at Public Health in May.  Also, females who missed the opportunity to get all three doses […]