Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "March 2018"

Local Public Health Response to 2018 Ontario Budget

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 29, 2018

The 2018 Ontario Budget proposes a number of important changes to social assistance, but Peterborough Public Health notes that for local residents on Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, the proposed basic needs and maximum shelter rates increase of 3% per year for the next three years, though welcomed, is still not enough to be able to afford housing and healthy food.

Free Well Water Sample Drop-Off Service Resumes at Trent Lakes Administration Office

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 28, 2018

Peterborough Public Health and the Municipality of Trent Lakes are partnering again this year to provide free water sample drop-offs for county residents starting Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Free Well Water Sample Drop-Off Service Resumes in Apsley for County Residents

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 2018

 March 27, 2018 – Testing well water 3-4 times per year keeps you and your family safe Peterborough Public Health and the Township of North Kawartha are partnering again this year to provide free water sample drop-offs for county residents starting Tuesday, April 3.  County residents who draw drinking water from a well can conveniently pick […]

Public Sector Salary Disclosure – 2017

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 – Peterborough Public Health In compliance with the Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, a listing of Peterborough Public Health’s salaries and benefits exceeding $100,000 for 2017 has been posted on Public Health’s website and is available from the link below: 2017-Public-Sector-Salary-Disclosure  

Public Health & 2018 Municipal Elections

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 22, 2018

Learn how your vote on October 22 can help shape local public health priorities.

March 14 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 20, 2018

The Case for Smoke-Free Movies Peer Leaders Logan Kelly and Meagan Lecompte gave a presentation about the importance of smoke-free movies. This refers to an initiative to remove on-screen tobacco use in movies rated for children (G, PG, PG-13, and 14A), and preventing youth from smoking by prohibiting unnecessary social exposure to tobacco use in […]

March – Overdose Prevention Sites Save Lives

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 19, 2018

In 2018 we find ourselves battling an opioid crisis that has been years in the making. Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain and were originally derived from opium but now also include synthetic preparations.

Board of Health Meets March 14 at 5:00 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 – 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, March 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: This […]

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health: Annual Report

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 01, 2018

Public Health Sector Serves Key Role in Advancing Health Equity.