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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.