July 6, 2018 - Analysis of the sample indicated an algal bloom was not present. The Porcupine Health Unit is providing this notice because the Timmins District Office of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has notified us that they have conducted sampling at Remi Lake, Moonbeam, on June 27, 2018, in response to a complaint of algae. Pending the results, residents of the affected area are advised to take precautions for Blue-Green Algae if an algae bloom is present.
The Kapuskasing branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open weekdays from 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 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, sexual health, and dental 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.
Illnesses can be passed to people through other sources, such as a mosquito or a tick bite. These illnesses are not currently widespread in the Northeastern Ontario area. There is a possibility that, as a result of changes in climate and migration, the mosquitos and ticks that are capable of causing illnesses could one day be a concern.
One or several intervention services may be offered to your child depending on your child's speech and language needs.
The speech-language pathologist and speech-language assistant will work together to provide services for you and your child.
Whether you're a parent, or taking care of an older adult, the Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services that can help.
Your hands play a major role in the spread of germs that cause illness. Unwashed hands carry bacteria and viruses that cause infections, such as colds and influenza. Everyone can work together to prevent the spread of illness. In addition to washing your hands, get immunized, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, stay home if you are sick, and keep commonly touched surfaces clean.
Timmins, Ontario - The Board of the Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is working on their next strategic plan. An important part of the planning process is consulting with people who live and work in our communities.