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Nothing tastes quite like a summer barbecue!

Grill masters know that safe food handling prevents food related illness.

Give Wildlife Some Space

Give Wildlife Some Space!

Keep a healthy distance from wildlife.
Wild animals, especially baby ones, are often cute.
Feeding, holding or even adopting them as pets can pose health risks for people and can be dangerous for wildlife.

Let them be!


World Hepatitis Day - July 28
Release Date: July 24, 2014
Know your status? Get tested. is the message for World Hepatitis Day, July 28. Hepatitis affects over 500 million people worldwide. In Canada, over half a million people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status and unknowingly spreading the disease to others.

Public Assistance Request - Dog Bite
Release Date: July 23, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public to find the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred in Port Elgin. On the Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m. a man was bitten by a St. Bernard dog while walking along North Shore Road in Port Elgin. The dog was in the company of a group of people who were also walking three other dogs (two huskies and a mixed breed). The group did not stop when the incident occurred and continued walking toward Southampton on Miramichi Bay Road.

Leave the pack behind offers free nicotine patches/gum to young adults
Release Date: July 08, 2014
A new program gives young adults some extra incentive to quit smoking this summer. Leave the pack behind offers a free 8-week supply of nicotine patches or gum.

Posting Lifted for Durham Dam
Release Date: July 07, 2014
Water samples taken at Durham Dam on July 3, 2014 showed bacterial levels below the provincial limit. Based on these results, the posting from June 30 has been lifted and the area is now deemed safe for bathing. The area was posted when water samples exceeded Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards for acceptable bacterial levels.

Durham Dam Posted Unsafe for Bathing
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Beach water sampling from Thursday June 26, 2014 at Durham Dam shows levels exceeding Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards for acceptable bacterial levels. As a result, this area will be posted and remain posted until samples indicate that water is safe for bathing.

New vaccinations added for school in September
Release Date: June 27, 2014
Three additional vaccines will be required for students attending school this fall. Effective July 1, changes to the Immunization of School Pupils’ Act (ISPA), which outlines immunizations needed by students to attend school, will now include vaccinations for whooping cough, meningococcal disease and chickenpox. This is in addition to the existing requirements of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella.

Longest Day of Play
Release Date: June 18, 2014
June 21 marks the official start of summer and the Longest Day of PLAY. The Longest Day of PLAY is a community-based physical activity challenge to encourage Grey Bruce residents to get more active. To take part - get up, get moving and log your hours on the PLAY website.

Safe Kids Week
Release Date: June 11, 2014
Safe swimming and safe splashing mean kids can be safe in and around the water. This is the message during Parachute’s Safe Kids Week, June 7 – 14, 2014. More than 570 children have drowned in Canada in the past 10 years. Parachute and the Grey Bruce Health Unit want everyone to be aware of the importance of water safety to prevent drowning and water-related injuries.

Guys Caring For Kids Photo Contest
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Why not celebrate Father’s Day by capturing a photo of your favourite Dad having fun interacting with the kids or grandkids? The 5th Annual Guys Caring for Kids Photo Contest challenges photographers to capture the visual stories of men in caring relationships with children. Submissions are being accepted until June 27.

Turn off the Screens Results
Release Date: June 9, 2014
The 12th annual Turn Off The Screens challenge is now complete. From May 5 – 11, students were challenged to be more active by turning off the television, video games and computers and play outside. Many students accumulated as many as 30 hours of physical activity during the week while others managed to remain screen-free the entire time.

Alcohol Everything Matters
Release Date: May 26, 2014
When it comes to drinking alcohol, everything matters. How often and the amount you drink are what matter the most. Hangovers are a short-term side effect after a night of heavy drinking. But, a hangover may be the least of your worries since alcohol misuse can lead to long-term health risks such as stroke, cancer or high blood pressure.

Congratulations to Grey Bruce hospitals going smoke-free!
Release Date: May 22, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit congratulates all 11 hospitals in Grey Bruce for making their grounds 100 per cent smoke-free. The policies come into effect on World No Tobacco Day, May 31. All patients, visitors, volunteers and staff are not permitted to smoke while on hospital property. This includes parking lots. The new policies will be enforced by hospital staff.

Industrial Wind Turbine literature review to be published
Release Date: May 21, 2014
A comprehensive report based on a literature review examining the health effects of Industrial Wind Turbines will be published in the online journal Cureus. The report, Literature Review 2013: Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress was co-authored by Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn and Epidemiological Researcher, Dr. Ian Arra, now with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The report was presented to the Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit on February 22, 2013.

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