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Three Mumps Cases Confirmed in Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 26, 2017

September 26, 2017  – Residents advised to watch for symptoms and prevent the spread of mumps Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is reporting three confirmed cases of mumps in the Peterborough area. “Mumps is circulating in our community, so we are asking residents to watch for symptoms and see their healthcare provider if they are feeling ill,” […]

Child Health Expert Dr. Jean Clinton Presents Two Workshops

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 – Free Child Development Workshops Designed for Parents, Educators and Early Years Professionals The City of Peterborough and Peterborough Public Health and invite parents, educators and early years professionals to enjoy two free workshops by child health expert Dr. Jean Clinton on October 12, 2017.  Dr. Clinton is highly regarded as a knowledgeable and engaging […]

Three Local Beaches Safe for Swimming Today

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 – Beach Water Quality Testing Extended Due to Heat Wave Extended Heat Warning in Effect Peterborough Public Health has confirmed the following three local, high-use beaches are safe for swimming today: Beavermead and Rogers Cove in the City of Peterborough, and Lakefield Beach in Selwyn Township. Peterborough Public Health has resumed beach water quality […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Second Heat Warning of the Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 – Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the second Heat Warning of the season.  Humidex values are expected to approach 40 on both Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24.  The unseasonably warm and humid conditions could persist into next week. Peterborough Public Health will resume beach water testing at Rogers Cove, Beavermead […]

Peterborough Public Health Launches Online Portal for Immunization Record Updates

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 –  New Online System Makes Immunization Records Easier to Access and Update Peterborough Public Health is pleased to announce a new online portal that residents can use to keep immunization records updated for themselves and family members. “We’re thrilled to launch this new online system to make it even easier for people in our […]

September 13 BOH Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 – To view the meeting summary for the September 13 Board of Health Meeting click image below: 170913 Board of Health Meeting Summary – September 13, 2017

2016 Annual Report Highlights Impact of Local Public Health Strategies

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 –  Report Showcases New Community Kitchen; Compares Student Vaccination Coverage Rates to Provincial Average At today’s Board of Health meeting, Peterborough Public Health released its 2016 Annual Report to highlight the many ways public health strategies protect and promote healthy living in Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, and the County and City […]

Peterborough’s Healthy Playspace Policy Featured at International Conference in Calgary This Weekend

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 – Health Promoter from Peterborough Public Health Showcasing Local Efforts to Support Safer and Healthier Outdoor Playspaces Monique Beneteau, Health Promoter with Peterborough Public Health, will draw global attention this weekend to local efforts to develop a healthy, complete outdoor playspaces at the 20th International Play Association (IPA) Triennial World Conference in Calgary, Alberta. […]

Residents Invited to Hear Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee on September 26

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2017

 September 12, 2017 – Truth and Reconciliation – How Well Are We Doing in Redressing the Legacy and Closing the Gap? Local residents will have a unique opportunity to hear Grand Chief Patrick Wedahseh Madahbee share the latest developments relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action on Tuesday, September 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 […]

Board of Health Meets September 13 at 5:30 p.m.

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 08, 2017

September 8, 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, September 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: This […]

New Nine-Strain HPV Vaccine Available to Better Protect Grade 7 Students

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 07, 2017

 September 7, 2017 – Peterborough Public Health Hopes to Boost Student Vaccination Rates with More Powerful HPV Vaccine Peterborough Public Health is pleased to offer local youth greater protection from cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) following the provincial government’s recent announcement that a new nine-strain vaccine will be made available to Grade 7 students […]