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Archives for "June 2015"

2014 Annual Report Released: The Video

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 – Innovative Format Designed to Foster Community Conversation about Public Health Today Peterborough Public Health launched its 2014 Annual Report – this time as a three-minute video designed to make it easier for residents to understand the importance of public health and its progress last year on the local front. “We wanted to […]

Sweet News: Proposed Nutrition Labels Make it Easier to Know What You’re Eating

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 –  Changes to Food Product Labels Make Nutrition and Sugar Information Clearer New nutrition facts tables are coming to food packages, which aim to make it easier for Canadians to make more informed choices for themselves and their families.  Earlier this month, the federal Minister of Health unveiled the newest set of […]

Public Health Confirms Move to 185 King Street

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 –  November 2015 Occupancy of  Planned for Building’s First Three Floors, Centralizing All Public Health Services Under One Roof Today Peterborough Public Health announced that it will be moving into the first three floors of 185 King Street in November 2015. “This is an exciting milestone that represents years of hard work […]

Blue-Green Algae: Know the Risks and How to Protect Yourself

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 – The Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents to protect themselves from blue-green algae which may bloom on area lakes. The Public Health with the assistance of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is monitoring lakes in Peterborough County and City area. To date, no reports have been received […]

Board of Health June 10 Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 – To view the Board of Health June 10 Meeting Summary please click the image below  

Join the Fun on the Longest Day of Play on June 21!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 – On the longest day of the year, Sunday June 21, all residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the extra daylight hours, turn off the TV, and get out and play in the park, schoolyard, or your local recreation centre. ParticipACTION is launching Canada’s Longest Day of Play on Sunday, June […]

Communities Can’t Do It Alone: Local Groups Advocate for Basic Income Guarantee

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 – Last night over 50 local residents joined Peterborough Public Health and community partners to discuss the idea of a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) at Traill College. They learned that despite the best efforts of the local governments to address the issue poverty remains a serious concern within the community. When everything is […]

Investing in Quality: New Strategic Plan to Benefit Children Who Fill Nearly 3,000 Local Child Care Spaces

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 15, 2015

June15, 2015 – Investing in Quality (IIQ) Early Learning and Child Care Peterborough is a collaborative partnership between the early learning and child care sector, the City of Peterborough Children’s Services and Peterborough Public Health. This committee is working together to advance quality in early learning and child care in the city and county. Our local […]

Itching to Start the Search for West Nile Virus

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 -As the warmer weather brings on mosquito season, staff from Peterborough Public Health are ready to begin their search for any local evidence of the West Nile virus. Vector-borne Disease Prevention program staff will commence surveillance activities for West Nile virus beginning Monday, June 15. They will continue to collect mosquitoes for […]

Drawing Life’s Breath: Love My Life Art Program

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 – Teaches Youth to be Tobacco-Wise Tonight a unique, youth-led art exhibit opened entitled “Love My Life” featuring the creative expressions of 10-14 year olds as they learned about living tobacco-wise. What are you passionate about that you need your lungs for? This was the question posed to the group who participated in […]

What’s the BIG Idea? Communities Can’t Do it Alone…

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2015

June 11. 2015 – Community Invited to Free Event on June 15 to Learn About Ways to Impact Health On Monday, June 15 all residents are invited to a community event that will present research that shows despite great community work, people still cannot afford basics such as housing and food.  Speakers will also raise awareness […]

What Makes a Good Job?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 – Community Members Encouraged to Attend Good Jobs Summit on June 16 The Peterborough Public Health and United Way Peterborough & District are teaming up to host a Good Jobs Summit for all community residents. The rise of precarious employment in Peterborough is a growing issue, and this free event will bring together […]

Board of Health Meets June 10

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 05, 2015

June 5, 2015 – The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. North. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: The meeting is […]

Did you get an immunization notice from Public Health?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 05, 2015

June 5, 2015 – Parents advised some students need new or additional shots The Peterborough Public Health is sending letters to hundreds of local parents advising them that their child’s immunization records need to be updated. These “Request for Immunization Information” letters list any outstanding vaccinations students must receive to avoid suspension from school, and more […]

Hungry for Results?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 04, 2015

June 4, 2015 – Public Health Encourages Diners to View Food Safety Inspection Results Online The Peterborough Public Health would like to remind residents and visitors that food safety inspection results are available online at The Public Health launched a food safety inspection disclosure system on their website in 2014, and this system allows […]

‘Fresh from the Farm’ Fundraising Initiative for Schools Applauded

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 01, 2015

June 1, 2015 -Local Farms Provide Local Food to Help Local Schools Raise Funds As Local Food Week gets underway, Public Health is trumpeting a unique fundraising program for schools that promotes Ontario grown food. Now in its third year in Ontario, the Fresh from the Farm fundraiser recently expanded to the Peterborough area. The […]

Back in the Swim of Things

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jun 01, 2015

June 1, 2015 – Public Health Kicks off Beach Water Quality Testing Today – Follow @PCCHU on Twitter for Regular Updates With the official summer countdown underway, Public Health Inspectors from Peterborough Public Health will begin beach sampling for this year’s swimming season on Monday, June 1.  Public beaches in the city and county will […]