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

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2016

 June 23, 2016 – Itchy Rash Caused By Larvae Found in Shallow Waters Where Snails Abound 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 rivers.  […]

‘Tis the Season for Blue-Green Algae

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 – Know the Risks and How to Protect Yourself Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents to report and protect themselves from blue-green algae which may bloom on area lakes. Peterborough Public Health (PPH), with the assistance of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, will follow up on blue-green algae blooms […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Heat Advisory

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 19, 2016

June 19, 2016 – Peterborough – Summer officially arrives on Monday, and Mother Nature is delivering weather to match the calendar. The most significant heat episode of the year is expected for much of Southern Ontario. Increasing heat over the past couple of days will peak Sunday and Monday with temperatures forecast to top off in […]

June 8 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 – To view the Board of Health Meeting Summary for the June 8th meeting please click the image below 160608 Board of Health meeting summary for June 8, 2016

Peterborough Public Health Unveils New Brand at Community Open House

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2016

 June 10, 2016 – Peterborough – Today Peterborough Public Health revealed its new visual identity to more than 150 guests and local dignitaries as part of its Community Open House event celebrating its new location at Jackson Square on 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough. “Now we are perfectly positioned both in terms of our new […]

Myrtle’s Kitchen Ready to Nourish Our Community

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 – Peterborough – For the thousands of local residents who struggle to access healthy meals, Myrtle’s Kitchen is now open and ready to not only offer them food skills they need, but some hope as well. MPP Jeff Leal was on hand to acknowledge the support of one of the campaign’s major donors, […]

Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 08, 2016

June 8, 2016 – Residents Reminded to Avoid Contact with Animals That Can Carry Rabies Peterborough Public Health is confirming that a local bat found last week within the City of Peterborough has tested positive for rabies, and is reminding residents to steer clear of wild animals commonly known to carry the disease. “This positive animal case […]

Peterborough Public Health Nurses Showcase Local Cancer Prevention Research at Prestigious International Conference in France  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 08, 2016

June 8, 2016 – International Agency Research for Cancer to Feature Study on Benefits of Customized Care for the Community Today Public Health Nurses Mary Pat Cannon and Catherine Therrien from Peterborough Public Health (PPH) presented their study on improving cancer screening rates for local women at the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) […]

Peterborough Public Health Announces New Harmonized Heat Warning System

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2016

June 7, 2016 – Heat Warning Information System Now Consistent Across Ontario Peterborough Public Health announced today, that starting now, it will use the new harmonized heat warning system to make it easier for residents to take precautions from extreme heat wherever they are in Ontario. “Having a simplified and easier to understand heat warning system […]

Board of Health Meets June 8 at 5:30 p.m.

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2016

June 3, 2016 Location: Curve Lake Community Centre, Curve Lake First Nation  Media and the community are advised that the Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Curve Lake Community Centre, located at 20 Whetung Street East, Curve Lake First Nation. To download the agenda and the online […]

Back in the Swim of Things  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 02, 2016

June 2, 2016 – Peterborough Public Health Kicks off Beach Water Quality Testing June 6: Follow @ptbohealth on Twitter for Regular Updates With the official summer countdown underway, Public Health Inspectors from Peterborough Public Health (PPH) will begin beach sampling for this year’s swimming season on Monday, June 6.  Public beaches in the city and county […]

“Peterborough Public Health” Hits the Scene Today

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 –June 10 Community Open House to Launch New Brand  Today our local public health agency officially changes its name to Peterborough Public Health to better reflect the population-level health programs and services it provides to residents in Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, and in the County and City of Peterborough. “We’re […]