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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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”.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Hearst Gardening Series: Aquaponics
    Hearst, Ontario—Monday, January 23, 2017. The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, January 30, with “Aquaponics”.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Falls Prevention
    Timmins, Ontario—Friday, November 25, 2016. In Canada, 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 had a fall in the past year. Our strategy is for seniors to stay active, stay independent, and stay on their feet.
  10. Potatoes and Squashes: Growing and Preparation Ideas
    Hearst, Ontario—Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The popular local gardening workshop continues on Monday, November 28, 2016 with “Potatoes and Squashes: Growing and Preparation Ideas”. The session, presented by the Porcupine Health Unit, the Hearst Economic Development Corporation and Agriva, will be held at the Inovo Centre, 523 Highway 11 East, and starts at 6:30 p.m.
  11. Free Grocery Store Tour How to interpret the Nutrition Facts Table
    Kapuskasing, Ontario—Monday, November 14, 2016. Joëlle Zorzetto, Public Health Dietitian at the Porcupine Health Unit, will be hosting a free Grocery Store Tour on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Larabie’s Independent Grocer. Residents from the Kapuskasing area are invited to attend and learn how to make healthy choices when grocery shopping and to learn how to use the Nutrition Facts Table and, specifically, the Percent Daily Value (%DV).
  12. Influenza
    Timmins, Ontario—Monday, November 7, 2016. The Porcupine Health Unit encourages everyone to receive the influenza vaccine and will be offering free community influenza clinics throughout the month of November. “We’re trying to make it easier for everyone to get vaccinated, whether it’s during any of our weekday afternoon clinics, our Saturday morning clinics, or through your local healthcare provider or pharmacy.”
  13. Breastfeeding Clinic
    Kapuskasing, Ontario—Thursday, November 3, 2016. The Porcupine Health Unit’s new Breastfeeding Clinic is now open at the Kapuskasing office located at 4 Ash Street, Kapuskasing. Face-to-face breastfeeding support increases the potential for positive breastfeeding outcomes.
  14. Making it easy to get your flu shot!
    Timmins, Ontario—Thursday, October 27, 2016. The Porcupine Health Unit reminds you that it’s time for your flu shot. New this year, you’ll be able to book your flu shot appointment on line. According to Chartrand, “All public Porcupine Health Unit flu clinics throughout our area will be listed on our website, so you’ll be able to pick the time that works for you.”
  15. “Just Book It” – Breast Screening Blitz
    Timmins, Ontario—Thursday, October 20, 2016. The Porcupine Health Unit, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario and the Timmins and District Hospital - Ontario Breast Screening Program hosted a breast screening event on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.