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May 6, 2024 – Yellow is the Colour of Caution in RCDHU’s Animal Bite Awareness Campaign

May 6, 2024 ‐ Yellow is the colour of caution on traffic lights, and now a warning sign to give space to dogs and other animals that need it.

April 30, 2024 – Lyme Disease: Know the Risks and How to Prevent Tick Bites

April 30, 2024 ‐ Warmer weather in springtime means more outdoor activities. But it also means more tick activity as well. Renfrew County and District (RCD) has many areas that are suitable habitats for blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks), which have the potential to transmit Lyme disease to humans. The rate of Lyme Disease in RCD has been increasing, and since 2020 has surpassed the Ontario average.

April 2, 2024 – RCDHU Reminds Residents of Solar Eclipse Safety

April 2, 2024 ‐ On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be a solar eclipse. Renfrew County and District (RCD) is just north of the path of totality (the path traced on Earth’s surface by the Moon’s shadow during a total solar eclipse). RCD will experience a partial eclipse. Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reminding residents to take simple precautions to stay safe and protect their eyes.

March 19, 2024 – Board of Health Decides Against Voluntary Merger

March 19, 2024 ‐ Today, the Boards of Health for Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit announced they would not seek provincial approval and funding to voluntarily merge. On March 18th, the Board of Health for RCDHU met and turned down a resolution for a voluntary merger with North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

March 14, 2024 – Sodium Levels in Haley and Beachburg Municipal Drinking Water Systems

March 14, 2024 ‐ Together, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and the Township of Whitewater Region are providing additional information to users of the Haley and Beachburg Drinking Water System (DWS) on a report of increased sodium (salt) in the municipal drinking water that was recently communicated to physicians and residents.

March 07, 2024 – Overdose Alert for Renfrew County and District

March 7, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is alerting residents about an increase in overdoses and suspected overdose-related deaths in the Pembroke catchment area. Although specific substance(s) related to the overdoses have not been confirmed, it is important to remember that all street drugs must be considered highly toxic and potentially fatal.

February 29, 2024 – RCDHU Encourages Residents to Ensure Up-to-Date Measles Immunizations

February 29, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is asking residents to ensure they are up to date on their measles vaccines, following an increase in global measles cases.

February 15, 2024 – RCDHU Considering Potential Mergers with Neighbouring Public Health Units

February 15, 2024 ‐ In 2023, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced a new initiative to support public health units that decide to pursue mergers with other health units. Three years of funding to support mergers and stabilization of programming will be provided to public health units pursuing a merger. The goal of supporting mergers is to enhance capacity, stability, and sustainability in the public health sector.

February 6, 2024 – RCDHU Announces Opening of Service Hub in Town of Renfrew

February 6, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is pleased to announce the Renfrew Service Hub is now open at 120 Plaunt Street South in the Town of Renfrew.

January 23, 2024 – RCDHU Celebrates 60 Years of Public Health Dedication

January 23, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is celebrating 60 years of service to the community this year. For six decades, RCDHU has played an essential role in protecting and promoting the health of our community with services dedicated to preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviours, responding to emergencies, supporting health equity, and more.

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Pembroke Office

141 Lake Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5L8

Phone: 613-732-3629
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1097
Fax: 613-735-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Renfrew Service Hub (By Appointment Only)

120 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1M5

Services offered by appointment only.

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