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Provincial E-Cigarette Ban Makes Enforcement Easier

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Public Health Calls For More Product Regulation As Concerns Grow Regarding Health Risks of E-Cigarettes Today’s announcement from the Ontario government that it plans to prohibit e-cigarettes use wherever smoking is not permitted, and ban sales to minors, displays and promotion, was commended by Peterborough Public Health. “This helps reduce the confusion when […]

Help Kick Off the Giving Season by Donating to Food For Kids on “Giving Tuesday”, Dec 2

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Online Donations for Healthy Students, a Perfect Holiday Gift for Teachers Looking for an extra special way to celebrate your child’s teachers this holiday season?  Make an easy, online donation to Food For Kids at on December 2 to support your school’s breakfast club. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes […]

STOP Program: Support for Ontario smokers who wish to quit smoking

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 – For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Peterborough five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt. Nicotine replacement therapy has been […]

Food For Kids Honours Minute Maid for 18 Years of Supporting Healthy Students

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 – Free Orange Juice Given to Local Student Nutrition Programs Since 1996 Minute Maid staff were on hand this morning at St. John’s school serving food to students at the breakfast program.  The special event recognized Minute Maid, not only a proud supporter of Breakfast Clubs of Canada across Ontario since 2003, but […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary – November 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 – To view the meeting summary from the November 12 meeting of the Board of Health please click the image below:

Let’s Talk About Sex: Talking With Your Teen

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 – Free Presentation on November 25 by Peterborough Healthy Families Hosts Dr. Rosana Salvaterra Peterborough Healthy Families invites everyone, especially parents of teenagers, to a special presentation on Tuesday, November 25 entitled “Let’s Talk About Sex: Talking With Your Teen”. Featuring Diane Lockman, Public Health Nurse and Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of […]

Poverty and Hunger Still a Problem in Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 – Public Health Releases 2014 Report “Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger” At last night’s Board of Health meeting, Peterborough Public Health released its annual Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger report based on the recent Nutritious Food Basket survey.  This year’s report shows that people living on low incomes in our community cannot […]

Smoking to be Prohibited on Patios, Sport Fields and Playgrounds

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 10, 2014

November 8, 2014 – Ontario Further Protecting Children and Youth from Smoking Click here to read more from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Board of Health Meets November 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 07, 2014

November 7, 2014 – Location: Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Board Room (W5901) The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room (W5901) of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre located at 1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough. To download the […]

Let’s Talk About Sex: Talking With Your Teen

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 04, 2014


Q: What’s Invisible, Causes Cancer and Could Potentially Be in Your Home?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 04, 2014

November 4, 2014 – A: Radon – And Public Health Wants You to Test for It With long term exposure to radon known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, Peterborough Public Health is recommending radon testing for all homes to determine if you or your family is at risk of radon […]