The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received a report from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of a possible blue-green algae bloom at Wildgoose Lake, southwest of the Town of Ramore (August 11, 2022).
The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at these and any location to be on the lookout for algal blooms. If you see green water or scum near your property or water intake line, take precautions.
Please note that the Matheson office of the Porcupine Health Unit will be closed in the afternoons of this week (Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19, 2022), from noon to 4:30 p.m. If you require any assistance, please contact the main office at 1-800-461-1818.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some services at the Porcupine Health Unit are being scaled back to allow us to commit more resources to the response plan, and to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
The Porcupine Health Unit is currently employing their business continuity plan. Most in-person events, classes, home visits and community meetings are being cancelled, postponed or provided online until further notice. Please visit our Programs and Services page or call 1-800-461-1818 if you have any concerns or need further clarification.
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The Porcupine Health Unit works to protect your health and prevent illness. Environmental Health ensures owners and operators understand and comply with Ontario regulations. The public can visit our website at any time and view the most recent inspection reports for premises, including food premises, pools, hot tubs, personal service settings, licensed child care settings, children’s recreational camps, small drinking water systems and tanning facilities.