Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "May 2019"


Two Firsts Recognized at World No Tobacco Day Event

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 31, 2019

Celebrating Community Leaders in Tobacco Use Prevention for Better Public Health During today’s seventh annual World No Tobacco Day celebrations Peterborough Public Health noted two firsts as it recognized several local residents and organizations for their leadership creating a tobacco-wise community here at home. “We always have such an impressive range of community partners deserving of […]

Let’s Go! Calendar of Free Children’s Activities in June Launches Today

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 27, 2019

Local Community Organizations Support  “Peterborough Gets Active Month” for Families Today Healthy Kids Peterborough launched a calendar of free family activities throughout the month of June to mark “Peterborough Gets Active Month”.  This calendar of events features a wide range of activities generously offered by 28 local recreation organizations and businesses at no cost during the […]

Riverview Manor LTC – Outbreak – Over – Alert #040

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2019

This table is updated 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. Alert Date: 2019-05-21 Time: 11:30 am (Alert #040)

Spring Showers Lead to More Mosquitoes

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2019

Risk of West Nile Virus May Be Higher A damp spring has Peterborough Public Health advising residents to take extra precaution avoiding mosquito bites this season to prevent the risk of a West Nile virus infection. “We could see more mosquitoes this year so it’s even more important to protect yourself by cleaning up and […]

County Motion Calls on Province to Maintain 70% Funding Ratio for Public Health Programs  

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 16, 2019

Proposed Changes to Public Health Reducing Provincial Share to 60% Would Burden Tax Payers Today Deputy Warden and Board of Health member Andy Mitchell tabled a motion calling on the Ontario government to maintain the 70/30 funding ratio shared by the province and municipalities. “The provincial government wants to create a large regional public health unit […]

Extendicare Peterborough – Outbreak – Over – #039

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2019

This table is updated 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. Alert Date: 2019-05-13 Time: 2:15 pm (Alert #039)

May 8 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2019

Board of Health Budget Working Group Update re: Provincial Funding Cuts and Restructuring of Public Health in Ontario The Working Group met three times since April 23 and two board members along with local elected officials met with MPP Dave Smith on May 3. The Board of Health representatives prepared a briefing note for MPP […]

May – Board of Health Advocates to Address the Harmful Legacy of Asbestos

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 07, 2019

Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens causing about half of all deaths from occupational cancer.  Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos in the workplace, and at least 90,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures. In addition, it is believed […]

Pleasant Meadow LTC – Norovirus Outbreak – Over – #038

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 06, 2019

This table is updated 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. Alert Date: 2019-05-06 Time: 3:15 pm  (Alert #038)

Board of Health Meets May 8 at 5:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 03, 2019

Location: Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake Health Centre Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place at Curve Lake First Nation on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The location of this meeting will be: Curve Lake Health Centre / Oshkiigmong MnoBmaadziwin Gamiing 38 Whetung […]