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  1. Binge Drinking
    Timmins, Ontario—Monday, June 19, 2017. With summer celebrations well on their way, the Timmins and Area Drug Strategy would like to remind residents to stay safe and plan ahead when consuming alcohol.
  2. Recognizing the Signs of an Overdose
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Recently there has been a lot of attention focused on drug addiction and overdoses. The Timmins and Area Drug Strategy (TADS), a group with members from various organizations, is working to address these concerns here in Timmins.
  3. Fun in the Sun! Sun Awareness Week 2017
    Timmins, Ontario—Friday, May 26, 2017. This year’s Sun Awareness Week will take place June 5-11. Sun safety recommendations have changed and the Porcupine Health Unit is encouraging everyone to be aware of ways to reduce the risks associated with sun exposure.
  4. Online Prenatal Education is now available in the Porcupine Health Unit District
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is now offering an online prenatal education course that is available to all pregnant women and their support person throughout the district.
  5. Steps to Wellness: A Seminar on Mood and Wellbeing During and After Pregnancy
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Mother’s mental health is the focus of Steps to Wellness, a workshop hosted by the Porcupine Health Unit. The event, held in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre, will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Porcupine Health Unit, located at 169 Pine Street South in Timmins.
  6. safeTALK : Suicide Alertness for Everyone Training
    Kapuskasing, Ontario—Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit will be hosting a free public safeTALK workshop on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  7. Timely Support Is Available For Breastfeeding Mothers in Timmins!
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit’s new Breastfeeding Clinic is now offering appointments at the Timmins office.
  8. Hearst Gardening Series: Indoors Plants and Flowers
    Hearst, Ontario—Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, March 27, with “Indoor Plants and Flowers”.
  9. Nutrition Month: Take the Fight out of Food
    Timmins, Ontario—Monday, March 6, 2017. This March, dietitians will be celebrating Nutrition Month by helping you “take the fight out of food”, that is, helping improve your relationship with food, no matter the struggle. The campaign will use social media to encourage discussions about food fads, digestive woes, picky eating, stress-related eating, and managing a medical condition.
  10. Call the shots on colon cancer and get screened
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, February 28, 2017.In recognition of March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, the Porcupine Health Unit has partnered with Cancer Care Ontario to invite eligible men to “Call the Shots on Colon Cancer” and get screened with a simple take-home test.
  11. Hearst Gardening Series: Aquaponics
    Hearst, Ontario—Monday, January 23, 2017. The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, January 30, with “Aquaponics”.
  12. Flu season progressing as usual in the Porcupine Health Unit area
    Timmins, Ontario—Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting normal progression of the flu season throughout our area.
  13. Car Seat Safety Blitz Helps Keep Child Passengers Safe on Every Ride
    Timmins, Ontario—Friday, May 26, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is hosting a drop-in ‘Car Seat Safety Blitz’ on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board Ambulance Bay, 500 Algonquin Blvd East, Timmins.
  14. Test Your Pour and Learn More About a Why “Size Matters”
    Timmins, Ontario—Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Public health nurses from the Porcupine Health Unit will be hosting pour challenges at LCBO locations across the area during the month of December. You can test your pour and your knowledge of what a standard drink is and learn more about why “Size Matters” when it comes to alcohol.