Public Assistance Request
Release Date: April 15, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public
in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that
occurred in Walkerton. On the morning of Friday, April 11, a girl
walking to school near the corner of Hinks Street and Johnstone Blvd.
was bitten by a dog being walked by a man. The man continued walking.
The dog is described as medium-sized, mixed breed, with black and white
Are you protected against measles?
Release Date: April 3, 2014
Measles activity continues in Ontario, with 11 cases reported
since the beginning of the year. The initial five cases were in
travelers to Thailand, Europe and the Philippines, but there has been
spread from these cases. While the majority of cases have not been
immunized, a few cases have occurred in partially or fully immunized
persons. Measles is also occurring in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
and British Columbia. To date, no cases have been reported in Grey
Time to Get Your Water Tested
Release Date: April 1, 2014
With the arrival of spring, the warmer weather can bring
spring-melt and flooding. Lots of surface water and high groundwater can
foul private wells and drinking water systems. With that in mind, the
Grey Bruce Health Unit advises anyone using a private drinking water
system to have their water tested.
First Visit by First Birthday
Release Date: March 31, 2014
First Visit by First Birthday - the importance
of early and regular visits to the dentist is the message for Oral
Health Month (April). Parents should make sure infants see a dentist by
their first birthday, even before they have all of their teeth. This
starts a child on a life-long path to a healthy smile.
March is Nutrition Month - Simply Cook and Enjoy!
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Do you plan meals ahead of time? Do
you make meals with new and exciting ingredients? Do you cook with your
children? March is Nutrition Month, the perfect time to be inspired in the
kitchen! Registered dietitians across the country support cooking basics and
passing on of these skills to others. Everyone can join in by downloading
Dietitians of Canada’s free apps
to get tips and recipe ideas.
Random-acts-of-kindness replaces Neknominations
Release Date: March 3, 2014
These high-risk nominations are being recognized for the real danger
they pose and are being replaced with raknominations, which are postings
of “random-acts-of-kindness” with nominations or challenges for others
to do the same. Similar to “pay it forward”, the idea is gaining
momentum. People are posting videos showing charitable donations and
other good deeds as a way to trigger a chain reaction of kindness.
Health Unit receives Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Release Date: March 3, 2014
Accreditation Canada has updated the Grey Bruce Health
Unit to Accredited
with Exemplary Standing.
Achieving Accreditation Canada’s highest status comes
after a review of additional evidence put forward as a follow-up to the
Commendation standing attained last September.