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Start the School Year Healthy: Immunize

Check your childís yellow immunization record to ensure vaccines are up-to-date before they go back to school.

It is the parentsí responsibility to inform the health unit every time their child receives a shot.
 

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 NEWS RELEASES
Public Assistance Request
Release Date: August 27, 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 at the Sauble Falls Parkway Bridge in South Bruce Peninsula.

Board Names Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health
Release Date: August 22, 2014
The Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christine Kennedy as Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health. She will begin working with the Grey Bruce Health Unit on a part-time basis in September while continuing as Regional Community Medicine Specialist - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Ontario Region.

Beach Postings Removed, Safe for Bathing
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Water samples taken at Southampton Beach, Port Elgin Beach and Station Park Beach (Kincardine) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Two Beach Postings Removed, One Beach Posted As Unsafe
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Water samples taken at Northwinds and Little River Park (Blue Mountains), show results within acceptable levels, according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Two Beaches Posted Unsafe
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Beach water sampling from Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Little River Park (Blue Mountains) Northwinds (Blue Mountains) shows bacterial levels exceeding Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.  As a result, these areas will be posted and remain posted until samples indicate that water is safe for bathing.

Three Beaches Posted Unsafe
Release Date: August 14, 2014
Beach water sampling from Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Southampton Beach, Station Park Beach (Kincardine) and Port Elgin Beach shows levels exceeding Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards for acceptable bacterial levels.  As a result, these areas will be posted and remain posted until samples indicate that water is safe for bathing.

Winners Announced - Guys Caring for Kids
Release Date: August 12, 2014
An awards ceremony and celebration to recognize the winning entrants for the fifth annual Guys Caring for Kids Photo Contest takes place at the Grey Bruce Health Unit from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20.

Beach Posting Removed
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Water samples taken at Kelso Beach (Owen Sound) and Little River Beach Park (Thornbury) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Beach Posting Removed
Release Date: August 7, 2014
Water samples taken at Lions Head Beach (North Bruce Peninsula) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Beach Postings, Mixed Results
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Water samples taken at Northwinds Beach (Town of the Blue Mountains) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards. Unfortunately, those taken at Kelso Beach (Owen Sound), and Little River Beach Park (Thornbury) remained at levels above the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Lionís Head Beach (Northern Bruce Peninsula) Posted Unsafe for Bathing
Release Date: July 30, 2014
Beach water sampling from Monday, July 28, 2014 at Lionís Head Beach (Northern Bruce Peninsula) 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.

Kelso Beach, Northwinds Beach and Little River Beach Park Posted Unsafe for Bathing
Release Date: July 25, 2014
Beach water sampling from Wednesday, June 23, 2014 at Kelso Beach (Owen Sound), Northwinds Beach (Town of the Blue Mountains) and Little River Beach Park (Thornbury) 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.

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.

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