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The sexual health clinic will be closed until further notice.

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SWIMMING ADVISORY UPDATE:
Effective July 3, 2020 the Swimming Advisory for Porcupine Lake has been lifted. This is due to satisfactory water results.

SWIMMING ADVISORY:
Porcupine Lake Beach is posted with warning signs because the water may contain high levels of bacteria. The water is not recommended for swimming. The latest bacterial tests of the water indicated unacceptable levels of bacteria.

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Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for our area.
For more information on how to prevent heat-related illness and protect you and your family, see our sun safety page.

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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. Events, classes, home visits and community meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please call 705-267-1181 or 1- 800-461-1818 if you have any concerns or for further clarification.

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The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received reports from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of possible blue-green algae blooms in Big Water Lake, Timmins.

The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at this 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.

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The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received reports from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of possible blue-green algae blooms in Remi Lake, Moonbeam.

The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at this 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.

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Notice :

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. 

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