Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:45 AM
For immediate release: May 9, 2019
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is advising residents to exercise caution when dealing with flood water, and to be aware of the potential health and safety risks.
With current and forecasted rainfall, more local areas are expected to experience flooding. Floods can pose different levels of risk depending on the source of the water, the volume of water and how quickly and easily the floodwater can be removed.
Residents who are not connected to a municipal...
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:30 PM
For immediate release: May 8, 2019
HEALTH UNIT SUPPORTS NORTH BAY’S SMOKING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS.
NORTH BAY - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) promotes a smoke-free lifestyle, and is in full support of the City of North Bay’s decision to amend their Smoking By-law, to further protect the health of the public. The changes include:
- Prohibit smoking and vaping of any substance, including cannabis in all places where smoking is prohibited.
- Prohibit smoking and...
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:45 AM
NORTHERN ONTARIO PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS TO WORK TOGETHER ON CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS
The seven public health units in northern Ontario will be working together on climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation reports over the next two years with funding support from Health Canada. Climate change is a threat to human health around the world. The changing environment will bring new health issues, and existing issues may get worse. The reports developed during this project will help public health...
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:15 AM
2018 CANNABIS SURVEY KEY FINDINGS RELEASED
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has released eight key findings from their 2018 Community Cannabis Survey. The survey, which was conducted in the fall of 2018, received 961 responses from individuals aged 16 and older living in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts.
Eight key findings:
- Survey respondents reported higher cannabis use than the local population.
- The majority of survey respondents who reported using cannabis first...
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:45 PM
Addressing Cuts to Public Health
For immediate release: April 16, 2019
The proposed restructuring of public health from 35 health units to 10 with governance changes and a targeted cost savings of $200 million will have a significant short and long-term impact on the health of those in our communities.
With the health care system transformation in motion, public health, in partnership with government, primary care, and municipalities, is well positioned to improve health outcomes for all. We are optimistic...