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  1. March 2018 is Nutrition Month:The Potential of Food!
    Timmins, Ontario — March is Nutrition Month. For 2018, dietitians will focus on the potential of food.
  2. Smoke-Free Ontario Act - How the Act Affects: Employers and Employees
    Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit is reminding employers and employees that it is illegal to smoke or hold lighted tobacco in the workplace, this includes work vehicles.
  3. Growing Healthy Families Program launches Facebook Page
    Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit now has a Facebook page called "PHU Parents", dedicated to supporting all parents in the area.
  4. First Confirmed Influenza Case in the Porcupine Health Unit Area
    Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting the first case of influenza A in the Cochrane District.
  5. Influenza
    Timmins, Ontario - Monday, November 20, 2017. Influenza causes approximately 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year, according to Dominique Mongeon, a Public Health Nurse at the Porcupine Health Unit.
  6. Making It Easy to Get Your Flu Shot!
    Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit reminds you that it’s time to get your flu shot. Starting on Wednesday, November 1, the Health Unit in Timmins will be offering daily flu clinics from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - noon and 1p.m. - 5 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.- noon.
  7. Smoke Free Housing Partnership with Kapuskasing Fire Department
    Kapuskasing, Ontario - Tuesday, October 10. October 8 to 14 is Fire Prevention Week. The Kapuskasing Fire Department and the Porcupine Health Unit are encouraging residents to take action to reduce the risk of house fires and potential fatalities.
  8. Health Fair for Older Adults
    Timmins, Ontario - Monday, October 2, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit, along with several partners, is hosting a local health fair featuring a variety of booths and speakers. In addition, we will be offering the influenza vaccine to older adults.
  9. Blue-Green Algae Bloom confirmed at Remi Lake, Moonbeam
    UPDATE - An update from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for the sampling at Remi Lake in Moonbeam has indicated no presence of microcystins, the toxin produced by blue-green algae. The Porcupine Health Unit reminds residents to follow these precautions when algae blooms are visible in the water.
  10. Car Seat Safety Blitz Helps Keep Child Passengers Safe on Every Ride
    Timmins, Ontario — Friday, September 15, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is hosting a drop-in “Car Seat Safety Blitz” on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board Ambulance Bay, 500 Algonquin Blvd East, Timmins.
  11. World Suicide Prevention Day:safeTALK Training
    Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, September 5, 2017. In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2017, the Porcupine Health Unit will be hosting a public safeTALK workshop on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.