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Posted Friday, April 07, 2017

The Health Unit can confirm that water sampling has begun for perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) from private water wells in the vicinity of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) of North Bay/Airport area. The sampling started on April 6 and is expected to continue until April 11, 2017. The first set of samples have already been collected. All residents identified for testing have been notified; however, the area of testing will remain confidential to protect the privacy of property owners.
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Posted Thursday, March 09, 2017

This afternoon, over 10,000 students and staff from 48 schools in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts participated in The Great Big Crunch. Schools celebrated Nutrition Month by taking part in apple-related activities followed by a synchronized “crunch”. The event raised awareness and enthusiasm for healthy eating and promoted Ontario-grown produce by providing a delicious Empire apple to all participants!
The Great Big Crunch was founded by FoodShare in...
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Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Health Unit has been notified by the Department of National Defence (DND) that Perfluoralkylated substances (PFAS) have been detected in the City of North Bay, specifically Trout Lake, Lee’s Creek, North Bay Jack Garland Airport, the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) North Bay, and monitoring wells located near CFB North Bay.
PFAS are manmade substances. They are found in a variety of consumer and industrial products such as adhesives, cosmetics, cleaning products, and in specialized...
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Posted Thursday, November 24, 2016

Access to healthy food continues to be a problem for many low income households in our community. The Cost of Healthy Eating Report 2016 shows that in the area serviced by the Health Unit, a family of four receiving Ontario Works spends about 90% of their monthly income on rent and food. This leaves only $229 for heat, hydro, telephone, child care, transportation, clothing, out of pocket health costs, and all other basic needs.
The Board of Health passed a Resolution last night calling on...
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Posted Monday, November 14, 2016

The Health Unit and the Stay On Your Feet (SOYF) Nipissing Coalition are celebrating National Falls Prevention Month with a home safety theme at two events:
November 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre.
November 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Grande Event Centre in North Bay.
On November 16, third year BScN Nursing students from Nipissing University will be presenting on home safety. Community partners will have booths and be...
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