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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.

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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.

  • 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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    Warning: Toxic Drug Supply in Northumberland County

    June 12, 2024 - The HKPR District Health Unit is issuing an alert due to a notable increase in suspected opioid drug poisonings in Northumberland County. There is also a trending increase of drug poisonings in the City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton.

  • Increase in Pertussis Cases in the Community

    June 10, 2024 – The HKPR District Health Unit has been notified of increased pertussis (whooping cough) activity within the school community. Parents and caregivers should be vigilant, as it is possible that children may have been exposed to this highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection.

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    Respiratory Infection Dashboard Updates Pause Until September

    June 3, 2024 – The HKPR District Health Unit would like to inform the community that regular updates to the Respiratory Infection Dashboard, which reports local cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, and other indicators of influenza and COVID-19, will now take a pause until the fall.

  • HKPR District Health Unit Releases 2023 Annual Report

    May 30, 2024 –The HKPR District Health Unit has released their 2023 Annual Report highlighting the progress made last year. The report shares program and service delivery stories and statistics along with a financial overview about the organization’s activities.

  • HKPR District Health Unit Releases Food Insecurity and Poverty Report for 2023

    May 21, 2024 – The HKPR District Health Unit has released its 2023 Nutritious Food Basket Report titled ‘Addressing Food Insecurity and Poverty in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District area'.

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    Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for May 16, 2024

    May 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, May 16, at 9:30 a.m.

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    Health Unit Partners with Fleming College to Increase Access to Food Handler Training

    April 24, 2024 – In response to evolving educational needs and the demand for convenient access, the HKPR District Health Unit will now offer the Ministry of Health’s Food Handler Training Certification exclusively online.


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