Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging everyone to be prepared for extreme cold weather events
December 29, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging everyone to be prepared for extreme cold weather events. Whenever temperatures drop dramatically below normal, staying warm and safe can become challenging.
Health Unit releases report on fall-related injuries and how to prevent them
December 15, 2017 ‐ Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in Renfrew County and District. The report "Injuries Caused by Falls Among Older Adults in Renfrew County and District" highlights local falls prevention resources and what can be done to prevent falls among older adults.
Bring Moderation to Your Recreation
December 13, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging everyone to remember their alcohol limits this holiday season.
Drinking Water Advisory for Town of Arnprior Sullivan Industrial Park – Continues to Remain in Effect
October 19, 2017 ‐ The Drinking Water Advisory previously issued on October 19th, for the SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL PARK, excluding Pillar5, continues to remain in effect. This order affects the following streets: Decosta Street, Hartney Street, McCartney Street, Didak Drive, and properties serviced by Arnprior on Herrick Drive.
Risk of Overdose from Carfentanil
October 6, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, County of Renfrew Paramedic Services and Addictions Treatment Services are warning the public that there is a risk of carfentanil being mixed with other illicit drugs.
Learning and Laughter – Supporting Teens in Reducing their Stress (and Ours!). Free community event on October 16.
October 6, 2017 ‐ Come to learn, stay for the laughs and network over refreshments as Dr. Matt Bellace guides us through the current research on adolescent brain development and the need to support young people in both words and actions if we want them to make healthy choices for themselves. All participants will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 rafting adventures with Wilderness Tours!
West Nile Virus Continues to be Found in Renfrew County and District
August 9, 2017 ‐ Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNv) have been found in Renfrew County. It is the second week in a row that mosquitos have been found to be carrying WNv.
West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Renfrew County
August 1, 2017 ‐ Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNv) have been found in Laurentian Valley Township around the intersection of Highway 41 and Whitewater Road. This is the first time that mosquitoes have tested positive for WNv in Renfrew County and District since the health unit began monitoring mosquitoes for WNv in 2005.
Blue-Green Algae Found – Muskrat Lake
July 20, 2017 ‐ The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results from water samples taken from Muskrat Lake have confirmed the presence of blue-green algae.
Local Dietitian Recognized by Board of Health for Provincial Award
July 19, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Board of Health is pleased to announce that Carolyn Froats-Emond, Community Dietitian, has received the Peer Recognition Award from the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health.