BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE:
Effective December 7, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory for Hornepayne has been lifted. This is due to satisfactory water results.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY:
The town of Hornepayne has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective December 2, 2018. The advisory affects the residents of Hornepayne on Neesomadina Avenue, Ecomoadina Avenue, Murphy Avenue, Murphy Lane, Tower Road, and 252-305 Third Avenue. For more information, see Township of Hornepayne website. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising individuals in Ontario and Quebec to avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination. For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Public Notices webpage.
There is currently a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Porcupine Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required. The Porcupine Health Unit will then be able to advise you on your options including possibly travelling out of town to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine.
The Hornepayne branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
During the summer months of July and August our hours change to Mondays 8:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays-Fridays 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Call our office or our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, for information about our programs and services.
For after hours emergency inspection service, please call our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, where someone can be reached 24 hours a day.
Many people find it hard to stop smoking, but don't lose hope if someone you know quit before and started again!! Many people quit smoking every day and so can the person you care about! But only if they are ready.
It's great that you care enough to help someone quit smoking. It's important to remember that, in order to be successful at quitting smoking, a person has to be ready and has to do it for personal reasons.
We work with school boards and staff to help create a healthy school environment.
Procedure to submit either a Statement of Medical Exemption or Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief.
Starting January 1, 2016, the Electronic Cigarette Act (ECA) cane into effect and limits the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under the age of 19. New signage has been created to make individuals aware of the new restrictions.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act describes the control of sales and use of tobacco products within Ontario.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit reminds you that it’s time to get your flu shot. Starting on Thursday, November 1, the Health Unit in Timmins will be offering daily flu clinics from Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. - noon.
Fluoride varnish treatments are offered to all children 4 years of age and younger. We provide this service free of charge in all licensed day cares, Ontario Early Years Centres and in our health unit clinics.