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    Boil Water Advisories

    Generally, the Health Unit issues a Boil Water Advisory when there is known contamination of a water supply OR when there is a risk of contamination to the water supply. The Boil Water Advisory helps to protect the health of the community that the water system serves.  It is a recommendation for residents to only drink tap water if it has been boiled for at least one minute.

  • Extended Heat Warning Alert Issued for the County of Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County

    June 19, 2024 — The HKPR District Health Unit is informing the County of Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County that an Extended Heat Warning has been issued by Environment Canada due to a prolonged heat event lasting until the weekend.

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    Community Outbreaks

    Community outbreak listings are updated regularly when a new outbreak is declared, updated or declared over at facilities within the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District area.

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    Special Air Quality Statement Issued for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County on Tuesday, June 18th

    June 18, 2024 — The HKPR District Health Unit is informing the City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County that a Special Air Quality Statement has been issued by Environment Canada as the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) will reach a level of 7, indicating high air pollution levels due to hot and sunny conditions.

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    Beat the Heat: Staying Cool, Safe and Healthy in Extreme Heat Temperatures

    June 17, 2024 – As we move into warmer weather, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is sharing reminders of the significant health risks people can experience during extreme heat conditions, and how individuals and families can best prepare and stay protected this summer.

  • Heat Warning Alert Issued for County of Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County

    June 17, 2024 — The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is informing [the County of Haliburton, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County that Environment Canada is forecasting hot, humid weather starting Monday, June 17th through most of the week.

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    Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for June 20, 2024

    June 14, 2024 - The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) would like to advise media and the community of an upcoming Board of Health meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m.

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    Clinic Physician - Health Protection Division (2)

    The Clinic Physician provides medical care to the clients of Sexual Health Clinics in accordance with the objectives of the Sexual Health Services Program, the Policies and Procedures of the Health Unit, applicable legislation, and regulations of their profession.

  • Beach Water Monitoring Program Launching June 17th

    June 13, 2024 – As the summer season approaches, the HKPR District Health Unit will be launching its Beach Water Monitoring program, providing regular E. coli test results across 56 monitored public beaches within the County of Haliburton, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.


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