News Releases

News Releases

3

Aug

2023

Crow found in area tests positive for West Nile Virus

Grey Bruce Public Health has received confirmation that a crow, found deceased in Grey-Bruce, has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV)

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10

Jul

2023

GBPH reminds residents that smoking, vaping prohibited near sports fields, playgrounds, rec centres

With summer well underway and the outdoor sports season in full swing, Grey Bruce Public Health would like to remind residents about the laws regarding smoking and vaping. It is important to know that both smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited on or near sports fields, playgrounds, or skateparks.

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30

Jun

2023

Air Quality Health Index forecasted to remain at Moderate for Grey-Bruce into Saturday

Grey Bruce Public Health is advising residents to continue to monitor local air quality forecasts and alerts, along with associated public health recommendations, as smoke plumes from forest fires in northeastern Ontario and Quebec are expected to return to the area.

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29

Jun

2023

Public Health advising people to enjoy wildlife from a distance

Grey-Bruce, known for its diverse flora and fauna, offers wonderful opportunities to observe various species of wildlife. This includes wild animals that may look cute and fuzzy and seem friendly and harmless. However, it is important to heed the advice of Grey Bruce Public Health to ensure everyone’s well-being.

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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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