August 25, 2023 – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) would like to commend Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes (Food for Kids CKL) on their commitment towards successfully implementing Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) at all 32 local public schools. Full Story
Each summer from June to August, the Health Unit does regular testing of beaches in the County of Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County to ensure they are safe for swimming. Test results are then shared on this website and via the Health Unit’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
August 23, 2023 – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is inviting residents and visitors to explore their new website (hkpr.on.ca), redeveloped with a vision to better promote the role of public health, and redesigned for a better end user experience including improved navigation and functionality. Full Story.
August 21, 2023 – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is reminding residents to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes as positive cases of West Nile virus (WNv) appear in animals within the district area. Full Story.
Port Hope, ON (July 31, 2023) - HKPR District Health Unit has issued a drug poisoning alert for the City of Kawartha Lakes after a noticeable increase in overdoses in the area. The substance of concern is unknown.
July 18, 2023 – As the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, extreme heat conditions will become more frequent and intense. Rising temperatures pose significant health risks and require proactive measures to protect you and your family from the challenges of extreme heat. Full Story.
July 11, 2023 – The HKPR District Health Unit is pleased to announce its continued progress on the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) to ensure children who attend school are up-to-date with their vaccinations or have a valid exemption on file with the Health Unit. Full Story.
July 10, 2023 – The HKPR District Health Unit would like to remind the public that under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, tobacco products, vapour products and cannabis are prohibited around outdoor grounds of recreational facilities, school grounds and restaurants or bar patios. Full Story.
PORT HOPE (July 7, 2023) — The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is advising that the Heat Warning Alert issued on July 4, 2023 and the Extended Heat Warning Alert issued on July 5, 2023 for the County of Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County has ended effective today as a result of Environment Canada forecasting cooler temperatures and less humid air.
PORT HOPE (July 5, 2023) — The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is informing the County of Haliburton, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County that an Extended Heat Warning is now being issued as a result of Environment Canada is continuing to forecast hot, humid weather until Friday, July 7, 2023 with the potential of continuing into the weekend.