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Category Archives: My Home & Environment

Peterborough Public Health Wishes You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner!

October 5, 2017 – Ensure Proper Food Handling to Prevent Illness Peterborough Public Health would like you to enjoy a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. One way to ensure this is through safe food handling methods.  In general, the most popular choice for a Thanksgiving dinner is turkey.  “Poultry can contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella,” […]

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus

August 18, 2017 – Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Today Peterborough Public Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired locally. “With confirmation of our first human case of the season, we encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of West Nile virus in our area,” said Dr. Rosana […]

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Peterborough Public Health Issues First Heat Warning of the Season

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 […]

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Are You Ready For Heat This Summer?

May 30, 2017 -Peterborough Public Health Activates Heat Warning System With summer quickly approaching and warmer temperatures imminent, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue Heat Warnings 18 to […]

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Private Well Water Samples for Testing at 185 King St.  

January 5, 2017 – New Drop Off Service at 185 King St. Starts January 16, 2017 Starting January 16, residents can drop off their private well water samples at Peterborough Public Health offices located at 185 King St. and these will be sent to the local Public Health Ontario Laboratory for testing. “We are pleased to […]

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