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Rethink Your Drinking this St. Patrick’s Day

March 8, 2017 ‐ Whether it is a night of St. Patrick’s Day celebration or drinking games, it’s easy to lose track of how many drinks you’ve had. Continuous drinking can increase the risk of short- and long-term alcohol related-harm.

ALERT! Risk of overdose from fentanyl

March 1, 2017 ‐ Fentanyl is an opioid that is much more toxic than most other opioids. Opioids include drugs like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, methadone and codeine. Fentanyl is usually prescribed in patch form as a painkiller. It is around 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine. This makes the risk of accidental overdose much higher.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory LIFTED in Beachburg

February 10, 2017 ‐ The Township of Whitewater Region and Renfrew County and District Health Unit wish to notify the public that the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that was issued to users of the Beachburg Water System has been lifted.

Precautionary boil water advisory – Beachburg

February 7, 2017 ‐ The Township of Whitewater Region and Renfrew County and District Health Unit wish to notify the public of a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for residences connected to the Beachburg Water System.

Quit Smoking and You Could Win!

January 12, 2017 ‐ National Non-Smoking Week is January 15 – 21, 2017. Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging residents to make 2017 their healthiest year yet and quit smoking for a chance to win cash prizes.

When it comes to alcohol, size matters!

January 12, 2017 ‐ Rethink Your Drinking is a campaign to help change the way we think about and use alcohol, while addressing the things that matter:

Drivewise driver safety awareness program in Renfrew County high schools

January 12, 2017 ‐ The Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Committee has been successful in obtaining a Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Community Partnership Program grant to facilitate a campaign to address the dangers of distracted driving.

Bootleg Fentanyl

January 12, 2017 ‐ Bootleg (non-prescribed) Fentanyl is in Ontario. Because Bootleg Fentanyl is made and circulated exclusively by an illegal market, there is no control over the drug’s quality or purity and it has the potential to be much more powerful than prescribed Fentanyl. A small amount of Bootleg Fentanyl can be fatal – as little as two grains of salt.

Blue-green algae found in Bagot-Long Lake

January 12, 2017 ‐ The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results of a water sample taken from Bagot-Long Lake, was positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).

November is Fall Prevention Month

November 1, 2016 ‐ During November, Renfrew County and District Health Unit is helping older adults as well as their family members and caregivers recognize what they can do to prevent falls.

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