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Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018

According to the 2017 Cost of Healthy Eating Report, it costs a local family of four $879 a month to eat a basic healthy diet. For those living with low incomes, there may not be enough money left at the end of the month to get by after paying for rent and food, let alone the other costs of living such as heat, hydro, transportation, telephone, and child care.
“When you don’t have enough money to buy food it impacts your health and well-being,” says Erin Reyce,...
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Posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has begun its annual review of vaccination records for secondary school students. Students with incomplete vaccination records have received a letter from the Health Unit in December asking for any missing information. Failure to provide the missing information will result in a suspension from school.
Students have until Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm to provide up-to-date vaccination records to the Health Unit. If the missing information is provided...
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Posted Friday, December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release: December 15, 2017
Local E. coli Cases Linked to National OutbreakNORTH BAY, ON - Two local Escherichia coli O157 (more commonly known as E. coli) cases have been linked to the national outbreak regarding romaine lettuce. The outbreak involves five provinces, and many individuals who became sick reported eating romaine lettuce before their illnesses occurred. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working with public health officials to...
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Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TOWNSHIP OF BALLANTYNE, ON – The Health Unit would like to advise the public that blue-green algae has been found in Corkery Lake. The geographic location of the algae is N 45.94821, W -79.17803. Because of the blue-green algae, immediately follow these safety measures:
Do not use the water. This includes: drinking, cooking, bathing, brushing teeth, swimming and water sports (for example: ice fishing). Note: Using a private water system or boiling the water will NOT...
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Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

The Health Unit is encouraging all parents and their children to get the flu shot. A flu shot clinic will be held at the Health Unit on Saturday, November 18, 2017 so that parents, and anyone young or old wanting the flu shot, can get vaccinated quickly and easily. Influenza (“flu”) can lead to serious complications in children under five, including pneumonia, ear infections, and dehydration which can result in hospitalization. 
“When we talk about the flu, we often...
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