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  • Jun 22

    Media Release - Summer 2017 Fun and Safety

    Summer is in full swing and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging residents and visitors to get out from behind the screens and spend time getting active and exploring the great outdoors. Grab a friend, family member, or pet and try o...

    Posted June 22, 2017
  • May 18

    Media Release - Lyme and Ticks 2017

    The Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging individuals working in an outdoor setting or exploring the outdoors with friends, family or pets, to make small changes that can help to prevent tick bites. Click here for the full release...

    Posted May 18, 2017
  • May 11

    Media Release - Hike It or Bike It 2017

    During the month of June, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is challenging community members to park the car and walk, hike, bike, roll or stroll instead. Register to be a part of the 4th annual ‘Hike It or Bike It Challenge’ and track your walk...

    Posted May 11, 2017
  • Mar 24

    Media Release - Shifting the alcohol norms

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is shining a light on beverage consumption with the release of the report Alcohol in Our Communities: A Report on Alcohol Use in Northwestern Ontario. The report takes a look at impacts and health harms of alcoh...

    Posted March 24, 2017
  • Mar 23

    Media Release - Partnership Brings Student Art to Health Unit

    ​The walls of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) Kenora CityView office have received a face-lift in the form of a newly donated art project from St. Louis School’s Visual Arts Group. The painting entitled ‘Together’ was developed and created ent...

    Posted March 23, 2017
  • Mar 09

    Media Release - Do we really know how healthy our children are?

    Researchers from Ontario public health units have identified important gaps in health data for Ontario’s school age children and youth. The findings are the result of a year-long research project examining the need for quality data to monitor the ...

    Posted March 09, 2017
  • Feb 21

    Media Release - Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes Report 2017

    The Child and Youth Mental Health Report was released today by the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) and FIREFLY.Key health indicators in the report show children and youth living in Northwestern Ontario are facing mental health challenges at a far ...

    Posted February 21, 2017