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  • Aug 11

    Media Release - Forest fire in Red Lake

    Northwestern Health Unit encourages everyone to stay as safe as possible during the evacuation of Red Lake due to the forest fire. Forest fire smoke can be harmful to your health. If you develop a new or worsening cough, trouble breathing, ches...

    Posted August 11, 2020
  • Aug 07

    Media Release - Medical Officer of Health change at NWHU

    Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) welcomed Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kit Young-Hoon back from leave at the beginning of August. In her absence, Dr. Ian Gemmill had been holding the position of Acting Medical Officer of Health. NWHU thanks Dr...

    Posted August 07, 2020
  • Jul 28

    Media Release - Mandatory mask use coming for the region

    Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will be requiring the use of masks or face coverings for anyone in an enclosed public space, beginning August 17, 2020. NWHU is requiring every business and organization that has an enclosed space accessible to the ...

    Posted July 28, 2020
  • Jul 23

    Media Release - Blue Green Algae (Granite Lake)

    There have been reports of an algae bloom on Granite Lake near Kenora. The bloom is being tested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to see if it is Blue-green algae. At this time the results are not known, so the Northwestern H...

    Posted July 23, 2020
  • Jul 21

    Media Release - Northwestern Health Unit clears up COVID-19 numbers

    Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reported a new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, July 19th that has not been added to its website statistics because the individual involved in that report lives outside of Ontario, got tested while visiting Ontario, and ...

    Posted July 21, 2020
  • Jul 16

    Media Release - Use Caution in COVID-19 Stage 3

    Stage 3 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening begins in our region on Friday, July 17, 2020. While more businesses and public spaces reopen, Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges the public to continue practising personal preventive measures to sta...

    Posted July 16, 2020
  • Jul 10

    Media Release - Blue Green Algae

    There have been reports of an algae bloom on Pickle Lake at the municipal public beach. The beach has been closed by the municipality and the bloom is being tested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to see if it is blue-green a...

    Posted July 10, 2020
  • Jul 03

    Media Release - Blue-Green Algae

    There have been reports of algae blooms on Laurenson Lake in Kenora and Thunder Lake in Dryden. The blooms are being tested to see if they are blue-green algae. At this time the results are not known, so the Northwestern Health Unit is asking peop...

    Posted July 03, 2020