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  • Sep 21

    Media Release - Cannabis in the Community - Have your say!

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) wants to know how people feel about cannabis in the community. We are asking members of the public and the organizations we work with to fill out a short online survey on our website – – or join t...

    Posted September 21, 2017
  • Sep 14

    Media Release - 5th Annual Workplace Wellness Challenge

    October is Healthy Workplace Month and the Northwestern Health Unit is inviting you to participate in our 5th Annual Workplace Wellness Challenge! Ninety workplaces across the region, including 750 employees, registered for the challenge last year...

    Posted September 14, 2017
  • Aug 30

    Media Release - Forest fires in region impacting air quality

    Smoke from forest fires have begun to arrive in Northwestern Ontario communities. The health unit reminds the public and individuals most at risk of harms – children, elderly, pregnant women, people with heart or lung conditions, or persons with a...

    Posted August 30, 2017
  • Aug 24

    Media Release - International Overdose Awareness Day 2017

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. The day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma surrounding drug-related death. It also recognizes the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have experienced...

    Posted August 24, 2017
  • Jul 06

    Media Release - 2017 Hike It or Bike It Winners Announced

      This year’s Hike It or Bike It Challenge hosted by the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) saw more than 600 people register to take part in the active transportation challenge. Hike It or Bike It encouraged people to park the car and walk, bike, r...

    Posted July 06, 2017
  • 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