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Board of Health Ratifies Agreement with ONA

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 29, 2018

New Three-Year Contract Approved by Both Parties Today the Board of Health for the County and City of Peterborough ratified the tentative agreement reached on Monday with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). Now that both parties have ratified the agreement, the three-year contract is in effect and aligns with collective agreements already in place with […]

Well Water Testing Service Paused for Winter

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2018

Service at Trent Lakes Administration Office Resumes Spring 2019 Peterborough Public Health and the Municipality of Trent Lakes are pausing their joint well water sample drop-off program for the winter. The final date for county residents to drop off their samples to the Trent Lakes Administration office is Thursday, November 29, 2018. It is important […]

Peterborough Public Health Reaches Tentative Agreement with ONA

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2018

Agreement to be Ratified by Board of Health and ONA Members After yesterday’s mediation session, Peterborough Public Health announced this morning that it has reached a tentative agreement with ONA members. The next step will be for both parties to ratify the agreement. The Board of Health and ONA members are expected to have ratification […]

List of Public Health Services Impacted by Potential Strike Now Available

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 23, 2018

Visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca for updates Peterborough Public Health (PPH) would like to advise residents that a potential strike could impact operations at 185 King St. and in the community as early as November 28. The Board of Health and Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) have agreed to a mediation meeting on November 26, 2018 in an effort […]

PRHC Respiratory Outbreak Over #66

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 22, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000.  This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca Alert Date:  2018-11-22 Time: 0930 […]

Potential Strike Will Impact Some Public Health Services

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 20, 2018

Visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca for updates on November 27 Peterborough Public Health (PPH) would like to advise residents that a potential strike could impact operations at 185 King St. and in the community as early as November 28. The Board of Health continues its efforts to negotiate a fair collective agreement with its Registered Nurses however, if […]

November 14 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 16, 2018

Staff Recognition – 30 Years of Service at Peterborough Public Health Public Health Inspector Kathleen Shepherd was recognized for her 30 years of service in the Septic Inspection Program at Peterborough Public Health (PPH).  When she started in 1988, she became the first female Public Health Inspector to ever work at PPH. Her work inspecting […]

Needle Drop Box Program Expanded in City

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 15, 2018

More Locations Added to Increase Community Safety There are now more needle drop boxes available in downtown Peterborough as part of a coordinated effort by several local health agencies and the City’s Public Works Division to increase community safety. Four new boxes have been installed, one behind the Peterborough Library, one along the Millennium Trail, […]

November – Sounding the Alarm on Vaping

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 14, 2018

Just in case you thought we were winning the war against tobacco, think again. Recently released results from the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs …

Peterborough Public Health to Celebrate its 130th Anniversary in 2019

BY kerri | PUBLISHED: Nov 14, 2018

Peterborough Historical Society and Peterborough Public Health Partner for an Anniversary Event Planned for Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Save the Date! Peterborough Public Health (PPH) will be marking a very special milestone in 2019 – the 130th anniversary for the Board of Health for the County and City of Peterborough. “We’re really looking forward […]

Parents Invited to Free Presentation on Tuesday, November 27

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2018

Self-Regulation Techniques to Help Children & Teens Featuring Brian Russell, Dad Central Ontario Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled “Learn Self-Regulation Techniques that can lead to less Anxiety, Loneliness and Depression in Children and Teens” on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public […]

PRHC Respiratory Oubreak #65

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000.  This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facility in Peterborough […]

Get Your Flu Shot Early for the Best Protection over the Holidays

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 08, 2018

Flu Shot Clinic Offered in Millbrook on November 19 Flu season is here! To avoid becoming ill and spreading the influenza virus to others, Peterborough Public Health encourages residents to get their flu shot well before the holiday season. “The beginning of the influenza season is the ideal time to be immunized. It can take […]

Residents Invited to Free Radon Education Sessions in County and City of Peterborough

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 02, 2018

Peterborough Public Health Giving Away Radon Test Kits to Local Homeowners at No Cost Peterborough Public Health is hosting four free radon education sessions in the County and City of Peterborough to raise awareness about this public health risk that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Ontario. “Radon is responsible for anywhere from […]

Lakefield Extendicare – Outbreak Over #64

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 02, 2018

This information is posted when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000.  This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facility in Peterborough […]