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.
Food served or sold at community festivals, fundraising events and farmers' markets are an important part of local life in communities across Ontario. Before planning special events, like fundraisers, or farmers' markets, take the time to do some careful food safety planning.
The Porcupine Health Unit regularly creates reports on a variety of topics. If you need additional information about any of our reports please contact us.
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Referrals to the Preschool Speech & Language Program can be submitted by email or you can fill out the form on this page.
The Preschool Speech and Language Program provides speech and language services to children from birth to entry into Senior Kindergarten. Assessment and a range of treatment services are provided at no cost.
Personal service settings, such as tattooing or piercing, can spread blood borne pathogens, while institutions such as daycares, long-term care facilities, and hospitals house large numbers of vulnerable people prone to illness. The Porcupine Health Unit is responsible for conducting surveillance in order to monitor and limit the spread of diseases in the community.
The Public Health Inspector is responsible for providing a comprehensive environmental health program in the community in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
All public pools, spas, and wading pools in the Porcupine Health Unit`s district are inspected on a regular basis. To ensure that these facilities are safe for public use, operators of these facilities must know the regulations and guidelines that pertain to their operation.