The town of Fauquier has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective July 7.
The advisory affects the residents of Fauquier. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water.
See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
The Porcupine Health Unit will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 for Labour Day.
In the summer, the combination of high heat and high humidity can be dangerous. The people at risk during these weather conditions include the elderly, people with chronic illness, infants and preschool children and people who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods. Follow these tips to avoid heat-related illness.
A boil water advisory is issued when harmful germs may be in a drinking water supply. Boiling water will kill the germs and make it safe to drink. Follow these general recommendations on how to use the water if a boil water advisory has been issued in your community.
Looking for information about sexual health? Got questions about birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, or sex in general? Our sexual health team can provide you with the services and answers you need.
Timmins, Ontario—Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Porcupine Health Unit has confirmed the presence of a blacklegged tick, a species associated with Lyme disease, within the area. According to Dr. Lianne Catton, the Medical Officer of Health at the Porcupine Health Unit, our area has been identified as a low risk area for Lyme disease, so the risk to humans is very low. A blacklegged tick was brought in to the Porcupine Health Unit and sent to Public Health Ontario laboratories for testing.
The Porcupine Health Unit with the City of Timmins has notified the public about higher than normal levels of lead, arsenic and antimony in the surface soil in various areas of Hollinger Park. We acknowledge the potential risk of the presence of heavy metals however, want to reassure users that we do not expect any adverse health effects from exposure to the soil from normal use of the park.
A parenting group that includes your infant for portions of shared experiences and learning. Share your experiences with other parents, and enjoy music circle and scrap-booking in each session.
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.