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Can Halloween Be Healthier and Still Have Fun?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 2013

October 30, 2013 –  Is it Possible to Make Halloween Healthier and Still Have Fun? Yes! And Make it Safe Too! The Peterborough Public Health is offering the following tips and advice to parents and caregivers to make Halloween healthier, safer, and especially more fun for our children. “Celebrating Halloween in a healthier way isn’t about giving […]

Cycling Summit Highlights How Active Community Design Fights Chronic Disease

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 – Sell Out Crowds For All Summit Events Sell out crowds and representatives from every local municipality were on hand to learn about the substantial public health and economic benefits that result from active community design during the 2013 Peterborough and the Kawarthas Cycling Summit that took place today. “Being physically active helps […]

Is Your Workplace Psychologically Safe?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 – November 6 Workshop to Help Employers Promote Mental Health at Work The Peterborough Health at Work Committee in partnership with the Peterborough Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is co-hosting a two-part workshop on psychological health and safety in the workplace on November 6, 2013 at The Venue (286 George […]

Healthy Eating Not an Option in Ptbo for Residents on Low Incomes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 – Public Health Releases 2013 Report “Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger” Today Peterborough Public Health released its annual Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger report to recognize the United Nations’ World Food Day.  This year’s report shows Peterborough’s most vulnerable residents continue to suffer from an inability to eat nutritiously based on current […]

It’s Easier This Year to Get the Flu Shot!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 – Pharmacies Providing Free Flu Shots to Everyone Over 5 Years; Public Health Offering By-Appointment Clinics For Families with Young Children; Healthcare Providers Offering Flu Shots to Patients Getting the flu shot this year just got a whole lot easier for local residents to help them ward off the virus that causes thousands […]

Wishing You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner! Ensure Proper Food Handling to Prevent Illness

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 11, 2013

Ocotber 11, 2013 – The 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,” said Atul Jain, Manager of […]

Local Residents Warned Not to Eat Certain Frozen Beef Burgers

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2013

October 10, 2013 – Residents Advised to Discard Recalled Products The Peterborough Public Health is warning local residents not to consume certain frozen beef burger products produced by Belmont Meats because they may be contaminated with E Coli O157:H7. A recall announced last week by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that affected certain Compliments brand […]

Ingrid Cathcart Receives National Award for Outstanding Work in Tobacco Control

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 08, 2013

October 8, 2013 – Many of Peterborough’s Smoke-Free Firsts Credited to Her Leadership The Peterborough Public Health is proud to announce that the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association (NSRA) has awarded the 2013 Non-Smoker of the Year Award to staff member Ingrid Cathcart, Tobacco Enforcement Officer, for her outstanding leadership in tobacco control at the local level. The […]

Public Health Reports 2012 Influenza Vaccine Rates for Local Healthcare Workers

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2013

October 4, 2013 – Average Vaccine Coverage Rates for Long Term Care Homes is 75% Today Peterborough Public Health reported the rates of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake by healthcare workers (HCWs), including those who work in long-term care homes, retirement residences, the hospital, and at Public Health. “I am concerned about the low staff immunization […]

October 9 Board of Health Meeting Cancelled

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2013

October 4, 2013 – Business Items Brought Forward To November 13 Meeting Please note that the Board of Health meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2013 has been cancelled.  Due to a number of factors Board of Health members determined it more efficient to bring business items forward to the regularly scheduled meeting on […]

Health Hazard Alert – Certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 03, 2013

October 3, 2013 – Please choose the link below for more info from Health Canada   Health Hazard Alert – Certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Ontarians Warned Not To Consume Bottled Water Produced by Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd. (Caledon Clear Water Co.)

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 03, 2013

October 3, 2013 –  Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, is warning consumers and businesses not to consume or serve bottled water manufactured by Blue Glass Water Co. Ltd., also known as Caledon Clear Water Corporation, based in Caledon Ontario. Samples of water taken from the company’s products have been found to […]

OHS: Peterborough Counts reaches 25% of Campaign Goal

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 02, 2013

October 2, 2013 – The numbers are in for the Peterborough Counts-Ontario Health Study campaign, and since its launch two weeks ago, an additional 43 people have registered locally for this important research initiative, bringing it to 25% of its 11,000 goal. “While we still have a ways to go to reach our 11,000 goal, […]