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, November 28, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting the first case of influenza A in the Cochrane District.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit now has a Facebook page called "PHU Parents", dedicated to supporting all parents in the area.
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.
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.
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 - 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.