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  1. Porcupine and Timiskaming Health Units Moving Towards a Voluntary Merger
    Timmins, Ontario — Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The Boards of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and for the Timiskaming Health Unit (THU) are taking steps towards a voluntary merger to strengthen public health in the communities they serve.
  2. PHU launches Planet Youth Timmins
    Timmins, Ontario — Monday, August 14, 2023. The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is set to launch a five-year pilot project in Timmins, becoming the first community in Northern Ontario to implement the Planet Youth Guidance Program.
  3. Protect yourself from wildfire smoke and extreme heat
    Timmins, Ontario — Thursday, June 22, 2023. With the ongoing Special Air Quality Statements and heat warnings being issued for our region due to smoke from wildfires and extreme heat, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reminding residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of exposure.
  4. PHU Works with Community Partners to Promote Active School Travel
    Timmins, Ontario — Monday, May 15, 2023. Since 2021, the Porcupine Health Unit has been working with schools in the region to promote and improve the safety, sustainability, and efficiency of walking and wheeling to/from school through the Active School Travel initiative.
  5. Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Affect Mental Health
    Timmins, Ontario - Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Results of the two mental health surveys conducted by the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) report that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively affect mental health.
  6. Additional Opioid Related Deaths During Current Red Alert
    Timmins, Ontario — Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Additional suspected opioid-related overdose deaths have occurred in the last several days.
  7. March is Nutrition Month! Unlock the Potential of Food.
    Timmins, Ontario — Tuesday, March 7th 2023.Throughout the month of March, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) Registered Dietitians (RDs) will be celebrating Nutrition Month.
  8. Increase in Number and Severity of Opioid Overdoses in Timmins and Area
    Timmins, Ontario — Thursday, March 2, 2023. The Opioid Emergency Response Task Force is issuing an alert due to an increased risk with the circulating opioid supply across Cochrane District.
  9. Community Partners Explore a New Approach to Prevent Youth Substance Use
    Timmins, Ontario — Thursday, February 23, 2023. On February 21st, community partners from the health, education, social and recreational sectors came together to explore a new approach to preventing youth substance use in Timmins.