Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "June 2024"

Peterborough Public Health Receives Funding to Tackle Youth Substance Use  

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 26, 2024

Region is 1 in 7 Communities Across Canada Selected Peterborough Public Health is excited to be one of seven communities in Canada selected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to begin implementing and adapting the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) for youth substance use prevention. “Substance use harms, in particular the opioids crisis, is one […]

Peterborough Public Health Advising Residents to Get Up to Date on Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunizations

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2024

Pertussis Cases Spreading in Community Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising residents to review immunization records and get up to date with pertussis immunizations. “Multiple cases of pertussis have been reported to PPH over the last week. Some of these cases are linked to local schools,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “The […]

Extended Heat Warning in Effect Monday to Thursday  

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2024

Precautions Urged to Prevent Illness  Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing a Level 2 Extended Heat Warning. A heat event is expected to affect the local area starting today, through to Thursday night. Daytime temperatures will reach up to 33°C, with a humidex expected to reach 43°C, and high temperatures expected to continue into the […]

Board of Health Meets June 12 

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2024

Audio Access for Media and Members of the Public Will be Available  Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place in-person on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.   This meeting is open via teleconference line to the community and members of the media. The public can […]

Water Quality Testing Resumes at Local Beaches

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2024

Beaches are Tested and Monitored for Bacteria and Harmful Algae Beach water testing by Peterborough Public Health (PPH) has resumed just in time for the warm weather. Testing includes public beaches in Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, and in the County and City of Peterborough. These beaches will be regularly tested to ensure that […]