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.
Timmins, Ontario — Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is offering a program to help community members prevent type 2 diabetes. The program called HealthStyles, is guided by a health care professional team.
Timmins, Ontario - Monday, July 31, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit, in partnership with the Timmins Police, will be hosting a “Summer Bike Safety Blitz” on Wednesday, August 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club Park (McIntyre Community Centre Property) opposite the McIntyre Arena in Schumacher.
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.
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.
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.