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  • 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
  • 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