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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.

It’s flu season – Protect yourself and your loved ones!

October 27, 2016 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit wants to remind the public that it’s flu season. The free flu vaccine will be available starting this week for everyone age six months and older.

Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Receives Grant for Leave the Phone Alone Education Program

October 16, 2016 ‐ 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.

Board of Health Monthly Meeting

October 7, 2016 ‐ The Renfrew County and District Board of Health held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 27, in Pembroke.

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