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  • Jul 05

    Media Release - Changes to rabies vaccination requirements for pets

    The Northwestern Health Unit is asking pet owners to ensure their pet’s rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Ontario recently amended pet ownership laws under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). Download and read the full release here...​

    Posted July 05, 2018
  • Jun 28

    Media Release - Health Equity and Community Engagement

    The Northwestern Health Units (NWHU) has released its annual  public health report card. Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, the medical officer of health for Northwestern Ontario said that the most recent report card is focusing on two central themes: health equ...

    Posted June 28, 2018
  • Jun 21

    Media Release - Stay Safe This Summer in Northwestern Ontario

    Summer is just starting and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging residents and visitors to spend time getting active and exploring the great outdoors. Whether you are hitting the trails, outon the water, playing at a park, or having ...

    Posted June 21, 2018
  • May 31

    Media Release - Don't get ticked at Work

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging individuals working or exploring the outdoors with friends, family or pets, to make small changes that can help to prevent tick bites.​ Click to view the media release here​...

    Posted May 31, 2018
  • May 10

    Media Release - Hike it or Bike it Challenge

    ​During the month of June, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is challenging people to park the car and walk, hike, bike or roll. Register to be a part of the annual ‘Hike It or Bike It Challenge’ and track your walking, wheeling and rolling for ...

    Posted May 10, 2018
  • May 07

    Media Release - Friends Program

    The Kenora Catholic District School Board and the Northwestern Health Unit recently partnered to launch the FRIENDS program at the Kenora Catholic District School Board. The program is a social, emotional and resiliency skill‐building program that...

    Posted May 07, 2018
  • May 07

    Media Release - Get Informed Be Heard and Vote

    This provincial election, the Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging local residents to learn about and discuss public health issues that affect our communities. The health unit has launched a campaign promoting people to “Get Informed, Be Heard,...

    Posted May 07, 2018
  • Apr 20

    Media Release - NWHU Announces the Launch of the NWHUConnect App

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has launched a free iOS (Apple) mobile application for smartphones and tablets called the Healthy Environments app. This is the first app to launch in ourNWHUConnect app suite which will enable the public to int...

    Posted April 20, 2018
  • Mar 08

    Media Release - Partnership to Host 'Taking Back Our Food Chain' Forum

    ​Three-day Forum to Focus on Building Capacity in Remote Communities to Increase Access to Affordable and Healthy Food.Partners are gearing up for “Taking Back Our Food Chain”, a three-day forum on food security, March 26 to 28, 2018 in Lac Seul F...

    Posted March 08, 2018