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  • 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
  • Feb 07

    Media Release - Cases of mumps in the region

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been notified of cases of mumps in some communities in the region. Mumps is a viral illness that can be prevented by vaccination. There is no treatment for mumps.Download and read the full release here...

    Posted February 07, 2018
  • Feb 01

    Media Release - NWS HKCC Theme 4 open for registration

    ​The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is looking for organizations that engage youth aged 0-12 to register for theme four of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC).“Theme four of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, ‘Power off and Play!’ focu...

    Posted February 01, 2018
  • Dec 21

    Media Release - Cold Weather on the Way

    Cold weather is on the way and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) would like to remind residents of Northwestern Ontario to take extra caution when spending time outdoors.“When temperatures reach -28oC or below, with or without the wind chill, th...

    Posted December 21, 2017
  • Dec 21

    Media Release - Be Safe App Launch

    The Kenora Rainy River Districts Youth Suicide Prevention Steering Committee (KRRDYSPC) is pleased to announce the launch of local ‘Be Safe’ apps for mobile devices. The apps, created in partnership with mindyourmind are now live in Kenora, Dryden...

    Posted December 21, 2017
  • Dec 14

    Media Release - Influenza hits Northwestern Ontario

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports that a first case of Influenza A has been identified in a community in the Kenora District. Having one case identified by the laboratory tells us that there are other, non-lab tested cases in the area as...

    Posted December 14, 2017
  • Nov 09

    Media Release - Food or Rent? 2017 Cost of Eating

    The situation of food insecurity – struggling to put food on the table due to financial constraints – is a reality for 3,9001 people in Northwestern Ontario.According to an annual food costing survey conducted by the Northwestern Health Unit, the ...

    Posted November 09, 2017
  • Oct 10

    Media Release - Invasive Group A Streptococcus on the Rise

    ​The NWHU has seen an increase in the number of cases of Invasive Group A streptococcus (iGas) infections.  These rates are higher than usual, and data shows the rates tend to rise further during the winter months.  Read full release here.

    Posted October 10, 2017