News Releases -
Significant health related issues and events
in newspapers and other media.
Revised Board of Health Meeting Schedule 2013
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Please be advised of revisions to the 2013 schedule of the Board of
Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Meetings for June and July have
New Car Seat Safety Videos from Public Health
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Parents want their children safe when riding in a car. However, many
parents struggle to ensure their child’s car seat is installed
correctly. The different kinds of car seats and variety of vehicles, as
well as the sometimes baffling installation instructions and vehicle
owners’ manuals, add to the uncertainty.
Drive safe this long weekend!
Release Date: May 16, 2013
With the long weekend approaching, we can expect to see
a lot more vehicles on the road. Drivers are reminded to avoid distractions when
behind the wheel and to stay off their phones. The CAA reports that distracted
driving accounts for 80% of all collisions.
Get a Free Sport Water Bottle When You Test Your Well Water
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Grey Bruce has excellent quality water, but individual supplies can be
affected by a number of factors. Spring conditions, including heavy
rains and run-off, may impact your drinking water. To encourage people
to test their water, Public Health is giving away reusable sports
bottles when you pick up a sample bottle from any of the locations
across Grey Bruce.
Fry Master 2000 Cooks up Reality in Schools
Release Date: May 13, 2013
With prom and graduation season, the Canadian Cancer Society and the
Grey Bruce Health Unit have teamed up to make youth more aware of the
dangers of artificial tanning. The Fry Master 2000, a tanning bed
display that looks similar to a casket, alluding to the fatal effects
from the use of tanning beds, will be set up at Peninsula Shores
District School, May 13 to 17.
Rethink Your Drinking - When it comes to alcohol, size matters
Release Date: May 13, 2013
If you were asked to pour a standard sized drink of beer, wine or
spirits, how much would you serve? When it comes to alcohol, size
matters because the amount of alcohol is different in each drink.
Knowing the size of a standard serving can help you make informed
choices about drinking and cut the health risks related to alcohol.
STOP! Clean Your Hands Day – May 6, 2013
Release Date: April 29, 2013
The third national STOP! Clean Your Hands Day
takes place Monday, May 6. This event coincides with the World Health
Organization initiative, Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.
to PLAY and Turn Off The Screens
Release Date: April 22, 2013
It’s time once
again for children and their families to participate in the Turn Off The
Screens challenge. This year, the 11th annual event will run from
April 29 to May 5. During this week, students do their best to get off the
couch and get active by turning off the television, video game and computer.
Public Assistance Request
Release Date: April 3, 2013
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 Meaford.
Toothbrushes for Oral Health Month
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Public health dental professionals are supporting Oral
Health month by giving away 1500 adult toothbrushes. The toothbrushes, which
were donated to the Health Unit, will be distributed through the 15 area food
banks across Grey Bruce.
Multimedia and Art Contest - 12 cash prizes to be won!
Release Date: March 22, 2013
The Grey Bruce Task Force on Crystal Meth and Other Drugs is looking for
multimedia and art submissions from Grey Bruce youth that highlight the
health benefits of being drug-free and/or show the risks associated with
World TB Day - Stop TB in my lifetime
Release Date: March 13, 2013
The World Health
Organization continues to work towards a world free of tuberculosis (TB). World
TB Day takes place on March 24 each year, and this year the Stop TB in my
lifetime campaign continues into its second year.
Measles in Ontario
Release Date: March 12, 2013
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is following up with families who travelled
to a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The resort is associated with
an international outbreak of measles. Alerts were sent to physicians,
hospitals and health units across Canada.
Join a national conversation on The Right to Food
Release Date: February 25, 2013
Residents of Grey and Bruce counties will soon have the opportunity to
partake in a national event. Guest speaker Olivier De Schutter,
the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will
address audiences across Canada via a webinar link from his post in
The Great Salt Debate
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Debate is underway in the House of Commons regarding the private member
sponsored Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the
sodium reduction strategy for Canada.
Family Day of PLAY
Release Date: February 7, 2013
Celebrate Ontario’s Family Day by participating in the Family Day of PLAY
community challenge. Families are encouraged to take part by being
physically active on February 18 and logging their activity hours...
REACH a new personal goal in February
Release Date: February 6, 2013
As part of February, heart month, the Grey Bruce Health Unit and the
Heart and Stroke Foundation are rolling out a study offering an chance
to feel better about your quality of life and to take care of your heart
health at the same time.
Healthcare workers in Grey Bruce are getting their flu shot
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates are up across Grey Bruce.
Safe Winter Driving
Release Date: January 22, 2013
The harsh winter weather in Grey Bruce can be very challenging, exposing
drivers to a wide range of weather and road conditions that can change
drastically in a matter of hours. And as a driver, it’s best to be
Non-Smoking Week - Time to limit smoking in outdoor spaces
Release Date: January 15, 2013
Grey Bruce celebrates National Non-Smoking Week, January 20 to 26, with
a renewed effort to support bylaws to limit smoking in outdoor public
places. Both Grey and Bruce County Corporate Services Committees have
agreed to look at bylaw(s) to educate on and to regulate smoke-free