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News Releases

27

Jun

2023

GBPH advising residents of Special Air Quality Statement for Grey-Bruce

Smoke plumes from forest fires in northeastern Ontario and Quebec are expected to cause the air quality in Grey-Bruce to deteriorate for a second time this month, prompting Environment & Climate Change Canada to issue a Special Air Quality Statement for the area.

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23

Jun

2023

GBPH issues opioid alert following series of drug poisonings

Grey Bruce Public Health is urging people to exercise extreme caution when using unregulated street drugs after receiving reports of four suspected opioid overdoses – including a fatal overdose – over a recent six-day period.

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21

Jun

2023

Public Health holding clinics to help students get up to date on routine vaccines

Grey Bruce Public Health will be holding vaccination clinics this summer for students who are entering senior kindergarten to Grade 5 in September and require one or more publicly funded, routine vaccines.

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12

Jun

2023

Air Quality Health Index for Grey-Bruce forecasted to remain at Low Risk into Tuesday

Grey Bruce Public Health is pleased to share that the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for Grey-Bruce is now considered Low Risk, meaning everyone can enjoy their usual outdoor activities.

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9

Jun

2023

GBPH announces end of Special Air Quality Statement for Grey-Bruce

Grey Bruce Public Health is advising residents that Environment & Climate Change Canada has ended the Special Air Quality Statement for Grey-Bruce, which was put in place on June 6, 2023, due to smoke from forest fires in eastern Ontario and Quebec.

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8

Jun

2023

GBPH advises of High-Risk Air Quality Health Index Forecast

Following the release of a Special Air Quality Statement by Environment & Climate Change Canada on June 6, 2023, Grey Bruce Public Health is advising of a ‘High Risk’ air quality forecast from the province’s Air Quality Control Index (AQHI).

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6

Jun

2023

GBPH advises residents to take steps to protect their health during Special Air Quality Statement

Grey Bruce Public Health is advising residents that Environment & Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for a large section of southern and eastern Ontario, including all of Grey-Bruce, due to smoke from forest fires in Ontario and Quebec.

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1

Jun

2023

Updated Lyme Disease Map includes new estimated risk areas in Grey-Bruce

Two more parts of Grey-Bruce are now considered estimated risk areas for Lyme disease due to the discovery of blacklegged ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes the relatively rare vector-borne illness.

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12

May

2023

Public assistance request – dog bite – Southampton

Grey Bruce Public Health is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the owner of a dog that was involved in a biting incident on May 10, 2023, in Southampton.

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20

Apr

2023

Public Health marking Earth Day 2023

Grey Bruce Public Health will be joining residents, businesses, organizations, and municipalities around the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2023.

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