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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 – Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year.  During the summer months and early fall, […]

Smoking Prohibited in City Outdoor Public Spaces for Everyone’s Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 13, 2017

July 13 – Local Public Health Partners Remind Residents about Smoke-Free Laws Peterborough Public Health is partnering with Peterborough Police, The City of Peterborough, and Peterborough Musicfest to remind residents and visitors that both the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Peterborough Smoking Bylaw prohibit smoking in area parks, playgrounds, beaches and sports fields. “Smoking rates continue […]

Peterborough Public Health Celebrates 20,000 Local Safe Food Handlers Since 1997

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Jul 06, 2017

July 6, 2017 – Today Peterborough Public Health paid tribute to the 20,000 food handlers who have been certified to protect the public from foodborne illness since the Food Handler Training Certification course began in 1997. “Today’s group of 25 students helps us reach an important milestone of 20,000 certified safe food handlers since 1997 who […]