Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease
June 23, 2017 ‐ Lyme disease can be serious. It is spread to humans through the bite of an infected, blacklegged tick. And health officials are seeing an increase in the number of cases in the province.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit Monitoring Public Beaches
June 23, 2017 ‐ On May 18, 2017, the Renfrew County and District Health Unit began regular water quality testing at each of the 29 public beaches in Renfrew County and District.
Have a Smoke-Free World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2017 ‐ May 31 2017 is World No Tobacco Day. Did you know that the harmful chemicals found in second-hand tobacco smoke are much more concentrated in enclosed environments?
Health Unit Hosting More Sessions on Fentanyl and Overdose
May 23, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit recently hosted three sessions on fentanyl and overdose in partnership with the County of Renfrew Paramedic Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Renfrew County Youth Network and the pharmacist at Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre. The Health Unit is planning to host three more information sessions.
Flood Recovery Measures – Renfrew County
May 18, 2017 ‐ With the outside temperatures warming up and the holiday weekend approaching, the Renfrew County and District Health Unit would like to advise all residents affected by the recent flooding of precautions that should be taken.
Health Unit Recommends Precautions During Flood Conditions
May 11, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit would like to remind residents affected by the recent flooding that they should be taking the necessary precautions to protect their health and safety. Precautions are listed for residents with dug and drilled wells, and septic systems.
New Interim Medical Officer of Health at Renfrew County and District Health Unit
April 28, 2017 ‐ The Board of Health for Renfrew County and District Health Unit is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Cushman has been appointed Interim Acting Medical Officer of Health as of April 24, 2017 for a six-month term.
Health Unit to Host Open Community Sessions on Fentanyl and Overdose
April 13, 2017 ‐ Join us for an evening of information sharing about fentanyl and the increased risk of overdose in Renfrew County and District. Hear from experts in your community, get more information from community agencies and have your questions answered.
Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Unveil Leave the Phone Alone Road Signs
April 5, 2017 ‐ The Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Committee is putting the final touches on a successful distracted driving campaign in Renfrew County partially funded by the Ministry of Transportation's Road Safety Community Partnership Program.
Notice to Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling or Serving BC Oysters
March 27, 2017 ‐ On February 2, Ontario’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a public advisory informing Ontarians of gastrointestinal illness linked to the consumption of oysters.