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Alert :

As a result of our investigation, there is no evidence of contamination to the drinking water of Barber’s Bay. The drinking water advisory has been lifted.

The Porcupine Health Unit has been advised of a potential concern for the safety of the drinking water of Barber’s Bay.  We are advising residents of the potential Drinking Water Advisory (DWA) while further investigation is underway.  We will be providing updates through the Porcupine Health Unit website and Facebook site once available. For urgent concerns, please call (705) 267-1181 or 1(800) 461-1818.


Notice :

The Porcupine Health Unit will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22). Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.



The Timmins 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.