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Dr. Jean Clinton Presentation Cancelled on January 26

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 – New Presentation Date to be Announced The presentation planned for Thursday, January 26 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Queen Mary Public School featuring Dr. Jean Clinton has been cancelled due to illness. This presentation, “The First ‘R’ is Relationship”, is being rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon. Stay […]

The Basic Income We Want

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 – Community Consultation in Peterborough on January 26, 2017 To ensure that Peterborough residents’ voices are included in the Ontario government’s consultations on a basic income pilot project, the Basic Income Peterborough Network, in partnership with a number of local groups, has organized a local consultation event. Called The Basic Income We […]

Child Health Expert Dr. Jean Clinton to Explore How Relationships Develop Young Brains

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 Free Presentation for Parents and Caregivers on January 26: PLEASE NOTE: This event was cancelled and will be rescheduled. Please check back for the new date and time. “The First ‘R’ is Relationship” Peterborough Public Health and the City of Peterborough invite the community to enjoy a free presentation by Dr. Jean […]

“Weedless Wednesday” on January 18 Highlights Opportunities to Quit Smoking

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 – National Non-Smoking Week Runs January 15-21 January 18 is Weedless Wednesday, an annual event held during National Non-Smoking Week (January 15 – 21, 2017) encourages those who smoke to give quitting another try for one day. For those who have committed to quit smoking in 2017, this is an ideal time to […]

January 11 BOH Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2017

January 13 – To view the meeting summary for the January 11 Board of Health Meeting click image below:

Do Your Employees Have the Right Psychological Fit for Their Jobs?  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 – Join the Breakfast Session on “Job Analysis for Psychosocial Risk” on Wednesday, January 25 Job fit is one of 13 psychosocial factors identified in the National Standards on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.  In our more brain-based economy, psychological fit is as important as assessing the physical demands of a […]

New Menu Labelling Rules to Help Residents Make Informed Food Choices

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 09, 2017

 January 9, 2017 – Calorie Amounts Now Required on Menus for Food Service Providers with 20+ Locations in Ontario Local residents will now be able to make more informed food decisions at certain food premises thanks to Ontario’s new “Healthy Menu Choices Act” that took effect January 1, 2017. The new legislation only affects food service providers […]

Board of Health Meets January 11 at 5:30 pm

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 06, 2017

January 6, 2017 – Location: J.K. Edwards Board Room, Peterborough Public Health, Jackson Square, 185 King St., Third Floor Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: This […]

Private Well Water Samples for Testing at 185 King St.  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 05, 2017

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 […]

PRHC Emergency Department seeing 40 additional patients per day

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jan 05, 2017

   January 5, 2017 – ED wait times increase as more patients present with seasonal illnesses (Peterborough, ON) – The number of patients being seen in the Emergency Department (ED) at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) has risen from about 220 to 260 per day in recent weeks. Approximately 20 per cent of these ED visits are […]