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County Residents Can Now Drop Off Well Water Samples at Trent Lakes Administration Office

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 – Testing well water regularly keeps you and your family safe Peterborough Public Health and the Municipality of Trent Lakes is pleased to announce a free new courier service starting today that allows county residents to conveniently submit well water samples at the Trent Lakes Administration Office.  Water samples from there are picked […]

BOH June 14 Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 – To view the meeting summary for the June 14 Board of Health Meeting click image below: 170614 Board of Health Meeting Summary – June

Food for Kids Has a Birthday Party for Canada’s 150th

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2017

June 13 – Good Food is Fun and Healthy at Queen Elizabeth Public School It’s no secret that kids love to play with food! This morning, students at the Queen Elizabeth Public School Breakfast Program made and ate Canada flags for breakfast, using fresh produce and local cheese.  Students sang “Happy Birthday Dear Canada!”, coloured flags, […]

Mosquitoes Can Carry a Nasty Bite: Be Aware of West Nile Virus

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2017

June 13 – Peterborough Public Health is advising residents to avoid mosquito bites this season and reduce breeding grounds in order to prevent the spread of West Nile virus. “With the damp spring so far, we could see more mosquitoes this year so it’s even more important to protect yourself by cleaning up and covering […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues First Heat Warning of the Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 – Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the first Heat Warning of the season.  Temperatures are expected to reach near 31 degrees Monday with an overnight low near 20 degrees Monday night.  This current heatwave has been spreading across southern Ontario for more than two days and is expected to affect the […]

Board of Health Meets June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 09, 2017

June 9, 2017 – Location: North Kawartha Community Centre, Apsley Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Kawartha Community Centre Banquet Hall, 340 McFadden Road, in Apsley, ON. To download the agenda and the online board […]

Peterborough Public Health Identifies First Lyme Disease-Positive Tick of the Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 08, 2017

June 8, 2017 –  Residents Advised to Take Precautions and Be Tick Smart The first Lyme disease-positive tick of the season has been identified by Peterborough Public Health. “The public health lab confirmed this week that a tick submitted recently by a local resident tested positive for Lyme disease,” said Atul Jain, Manager of Environmental […]

Back in the Swim of Things

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 05, 2017

June 5, 2017 – Peterborough Public Health Kicks off Beach Water Quality Testing Today Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for Regular Updates With the official summer countdown underway, Public Health Inspectors from Peterborough Public Health (PPH) started beach sampling for this year’s swimming season today.  Public beaches in the city and county and Hiawatha and Curve Lake […]