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  • Urgent Call for Childhood Vaccinations as Measles Outbreaks Rise

    March 5, 2024 – The HKPR District Health Unit is advising residents to exercise caution when traveling this March break as cases of measles continue to rise throughout Ontario and other countries.

  • Northumberland County, local municipalities, and the Health Unit advise residents to prepare for rare total Solar Eclipse

    March 4, 2024 – On Monday, April 8, 2024, Northumberland will witness a rare celestial event as a total solar eclipse appears in our skies. Northumberland County, together with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit, and local municipalities are teaming up to ensure residents are prepared to safely enjoy this extraordinary phenomenon.

  • HKPR District Health Unit Urges Parents to Update Children's Immunization Records

    March 4, 2024 – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (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 record with the Health Unit.

  • March Is a Time to Focus on Healthy Eating Habits

    March 1, 2024 - As March kicks off, so does Nutrition Month and the celebration of Dietitian’s Day on March 20th. During March, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is emphasizing the role of Registered Dietitians as the reliable source for nutrition information...

  • Push-Ups for Mental Health

    February 27, 2024 – From February 1st to 23rd, 2024, Canadians joined forces in the Push-Up Challenge, organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association the nationwide initiative aimed at raising awareness for mental health while promoting physical fitness. 

  • Board of Health Vote in Favour of Voluntarily Merging Health Units

    February 28, 2024 – Today, the Boards of Health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit and Peterborough Public Health (PPH) announced that they will seek provincial approval and funding to voluntary merge.

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    Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for February 15, 2024

    February 9, 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, February 15, at 9:30 a.m.

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    WARNING: Toxic Drug Supply Suspected in Nearby Community

    February 9, 2024 - The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is sharing important information about a recent event in the City of Belleville that caused an alarming increase in drug poisonings.

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    Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for February 5, 2024

    January 31, 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 Monday, February 5, at 2 p.m.


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