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Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Health Unit would like to inform the public that harm reduction services, including the needle exchange program, continue to operate in our community. These services are mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and aim to reduce the adverse health, social, and economic consequences associated with drug use.
 “Needle exchange programs not only benefit individuals who use drugs by helping to prevent the transmission of infections such as Hepatitis C and HIV, but...
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Posted Friday, July 07, 2017

The Health Unit advises that a bloom of toxin producing cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae, has been detected in three locations on Lake Nipissing: in Callander near Bear Creek; also in Callander near Camp Tillicum; and in West Nipissing near Camp Castaway.  The following geographic location coordinates are presented in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds system: near Bear Creek (Lat 46.159329 and Long -79.542323); in Callander near Camp Tillicum (Lat 46.206282 and Long -79.489202);... Read More...

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017

The Health Unit has been notified by the Department of National Defence (DND) that two private drinking water wells in the vicinity of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) have detectable levels of perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) that exceed Health Canada’s drinking water screening values.
Affected homeowners have been notified and advised not to drink or use the water for cooking purposes. DND have supplied water to the affected residents and will continue to do so until a long-term...
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Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Health Unit advises that a bloom of toxin producing blue-green algae has been detected on Whalley Lake in the Municipality of Magnetawan. The geographic location of the bloom is N 46.39978 and W -79.23489. Residents and visitors near this area need to take the following precautions:
If you use a private water system, do not use water from the lake for drinking, cooking and bathing. Boiling the water or using home water treatment devices will NOT destroy the toxins.
Avoid...
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Posted Monday, June 12, 2017

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is pleased to announce a new oral health clinic for low income adults in our district. As the recipient of a Community Giving Grant by Green Shield Canada (GSC), the Health Unit will use the funds to help low income adults who have faced challenges in accessing dental care.
“Poor oral health is debilitating for many adults in our community” says Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “With the generous help of Green Shield...
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