Brush Up On The Facts – April is Oral Health Month
March 29, 2018 ‐ The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The “Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy” campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development and the free dental programs and services that are available for eligible kids 0-17.
Be Aware . . . Ticks May Be There
March 29, 2018 ‐ As the daytime temperature begins to rise, ticks become active looking for a blood meal. When outdoors - in environments like wooded areas, tall grasses and shrubs - be aware ticks may be there. You may be at risk of getting Lyme disease if bitten by an infected tick. Ticks have been found in Renfrew County and District for many years with a small number of them testing positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
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.