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Public Sector Salary Disclosure

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 28, 2013

March 28, 2013 – In compliance with the Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, a listing of Peterborough Public Health’s salaries and benefits exceeding $100,000 for 2012 has been posted on Public Health’s website and is available at: -30- For further information, please contact: Brittany Cadence Communications Supervisor (705) 743-1000, ext. 391

Service Information Fair for Professionals

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 2013

March 27, 2013 –  Who’s supporting families in Peterborough City/County? Find out at the: Service Information Fair for Professionals Tuesday, April 16, 2013 • 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Evinrude Community Centre 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough 12:15 Presentation: The Changing Face of Peterborough Who does what | How to Access Services | Referral […]

Better Than Tobacco?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 2013

March 27, 2013 – The impact of marijuana and tobacco on lung health and cancer risk Presentation held on March 26 Last night Dr. John Vlasschaert, Respirologist, gave a presentation to 40 people at the Peterborough Public Library about the different effects of marijuana and tobacco on lung health. “It is well known that tobacco […]

The Roots of Literacy:Play and Language

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 25, 2013

March 25, 2013 – ‘Without play, a child’s ability to develop and function effectively in the world is at best impaired and at worst as good as impossible’ (Hubbuck 2009, p. 127)   Upcoming Workshop: The Roots of Literacy: Play and Language Friday, May 10, 2013 8:00– 3:30 Registration 8:00 – 8:30 Showplace Peterborough, Ontario […]

Parents Invited to Free Presentation on April 2

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 21, 2013

March 21, 2013 – “Social Skills for Children and Youth with Special Needs” Featuring Autism Experts at the Peterborough Public Library  Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a presentation entitled “Social Skills for Children and Youth with Special Needs” on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library. […]

City Approves By-law: Mandatory Food Handler Training at Local Food Premises

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 19, 2013

March 19, 2013 – Food Handler Training Courses Offered Free of Charge at Public Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, commended the City of Peterborough for passing a by-law last night making it mandatory for local food premises to have at least one certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity on site at […]

Drug Strategy Partners Introduce Drug Early Warning System

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 19, 2013

March 19, 2013 – New System to Increase Safety and Reduce Harm for People Who Use Illicit Drugs Peterborough Drug Strategy partners introduced a Drug Early Warning System today designed to increase safety for people who use drugs in the local area. The new system creates an easy way to rapidly inform agencies and users […]

Health Risks of Proposed Casino Presented to Board of Health Tonight

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 13, 2013

March 13, 2013 – Studies Show Certain Populations  At Higher Risk of Problem Gambling At tonight’s Board of Health meeting, staff from Peterborough Public Health will present a report detailing the social and health effects of problem gambling to help inform the community as it debates whether a new casino should locate in Peterborough. “The research is […]

Put Your Best Food Forward!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 –  This Nutrition Month, Work with Your Local Registered Dietitians to Plan, Shop, Cook and Enjoy Healthy Food! March 2013 is Nutrition Month and Peterborough Public Health (PCCHU) is encouraging residents to take full advantage of the nutrition services available in the community, starting with the Registered Dietitian.  Registered dietitians (RDs) are […]

Important Reminder for Ontarians to Have Vaccinations Up to Date

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 11, 2013

March 11, 2013 – Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Williams, is advising Ontarians to be sure that their and their family’s vaccinations are up to date. This is even more important when families are travelling. Read more here…

Board of Health Meets March 13

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 08, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, March 8, 2013, Peterborough  Board of Health Meets March 13 Location: Council Chambers, Peterborough County Court House  The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Peterborough County Court House located […]

Thousands of Students Take Part in Great Big Crunch!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 07, 2013

 March 7, 2013 – Event Celebrates Healthy Eating and Student Nutrition Programs as Part of 2013 Nutrition Month Today more than 5,000 local students and staff from 20 schools took part in a Canada-wide synchronized bite of locally grown crunchy fruit or vegetables to promote healthy eating during 2013 National Nutrition Month. “The Great Big […]

Ontario Taking Action to Help Protect Youth from Cancer

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 07, 2013

March 7, 2013 – New Ontario Government Introducing Ban on Tanning Beds for Youth Under 18 Read more here…

Marijuana: Better than Tobacco?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 05, 2013

Tobacco and Marijuana Lung Health and Cancer Risk TUESDAY MARCH 26TH 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m Peterborough Public Library 345 Aylmer Street North FREE  DR. JOHN VLASSCHAERT, RESPIROLOGIST Dr. Vlasschaert will compare the impact of tobacco and marijuana on lung health. He will be joined by a community panel, including: • an addictions counsellor • two […]

Proposed Casino Could Double the Number of Problem Gamblers

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Mar 04, 2013

March 4, 2013 –  Public Health to Present Public Health Costs of Increased Gaming Access to Mar 5 Public Consultation Forum According to Peterborough Public Health, the number of problem gamblers locally could double should a new casino come to Peterborough. “There are a number of long-term social and public health costs associated with greater […]