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Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017

Results from the awaited toxicology report came back negative for carfentanil. On Friday May 5, 2017, the Health Unit received notice of a possible carfentanil overdose in the North Bay area. Carfentanil is extremely dangerous to the drug user as well as to first responders, and though unconfirmed at the time, the Health Unit worked with community partners to make sure the public was aware of its possible presence.
“Our main priority at the Health Unit is to protect the public. When...
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Posted Friday, May 05, 2017

The Health Unit is warning the public that the deadly opioid carfentanil is suspected in North Bay. This would be the first unconfirmed case of carfentanil overdose in the area. A patient presented to the North Bay Regional Health Centre emergency department experiencing unfamiliar effects after injecting what the person believed to be cocaine. Very large doses of the reversal agent naloxone (also known as narcan) were successfully administered.
“The public needs to be aware that carfentanil...
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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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