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Archives for "May 2018"

Are You Ready For Heat This Summer?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 30, 2018

Peterborough Public Health Activates Heat Warning System With summer quickly approaching and warmer temperatures imminent, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue Heat Warnings 18 to 24 hours in […]

Peterborough Public Health Launches New Website

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 29, 2018

Inspection Results and Online Course Registration Now Easier to Access Today Peterborough Public Health (PPH) launched its new website in a move to make it easier for residents to access public health information and sign up for services. The web address remains the same at “It’s very exciting to launch a new website designed […]

How Effective are Local Public Health Programs?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 17, 2018

Local Residents Will Be Randomly Called As Part Of Provincial Phone Survey That Now Includes Peterborough Area County and City residents will have an opportunity to voluntarily take part in a province-wide phone survey that, over time, will shed valuable light on the effectiveness of local public health programs. Peterborough Public Health encourages local residents to […]

Precarious Employment in Peterborough: Survey Results Are In

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 15, 2018

First in Series of InfoBriefs Released Today Almost two-thirds of local workers are precariously employed.  This is just one result found from a survey on the status of employment and working conditions in the Peterborough area which included the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. In the fall of 2016, 800 […]

May 10 Board of Health Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 10, 2018

Early Development Instrument – Presentation Caren Thayer, Data Analysis Coordinator with the Social Services division of the City of Peterborough presented on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) as a tool to assess the early childhood environment in our communities. The EDI is a teacher-completed survey that measures students’ readiness to learn in school in five […]

May 14 All Candidates’ Meeting on Health and Social Issues

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 08, 2018

All Welcome to Attend – Doors Open at 6 p.m. The media and members of the community are invited to attend a provincial All-Candidates’ Meeting for the Peterborough-Kawartha riding on Monday, May 14 to discuss health and social issues. All locally registered candidates who are running for provincial election have been invited to participate. The […]

Peterborough Public Health: Focus on Public Health Issues During Spring Election

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 08, 2018

Health promotion is a non-partisan issue that affects everyone in Ontario With a provincial election in the air, no doubt health care funding will get loads of that air time. That’s not the case for public health: it usually takes a crisis like SARS or Walkerton to grab the public’s attention and propel us onto […]

Mayor Proclaims Screen Free Weeks in Peterborough

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 07, 2018

Today more than 200 Queen Elizabeth Public School students joined Mayor Daryl Bennett as he declared the weeks of April 30-May 13 “Screen Free Weeks” in the City of Peterborough. “Encouraging kids to unplug electronics and engage in more physical and social activities will help improve their overall physical and emotional health and well-being,” said […]

Board of Health Meets May 9 at 5:00 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 04, 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, May 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: This meeting is open to […]