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  • 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
  • Oct 05

    Media Release - 2017 Flu Shot

    The Northwestern Health Unit will offer flu shots this year between November 1st and December 29th.Read the full media release here...

    Posted October 05, 2017
  • 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