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  • Sep 20

    Media Release - Healthy Workplace Month

    October is Healthy Workplace Month and the Northwestern Health Unit is inviting you to participate in our 6th Annual Workplace Wellness Challenge!​ Download and view the full release here...​

    Posted September 20, 2018
  • Sep 06

    Media Release - High Local rates of Dental Decay

    The Dingwall Medical Clinic and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) have partnered to improve the oral health of children in Dryden.​ Download and read the full release here...​

    Posted September 06, 2018
  • Aug 03

    Media Release - Sioux Lookout Beach

    Residents of Sioux Lookout can look forward to the re-opening of their town beach on August 3, 2018. Download and read the full release here...​

    Posted August 03, 2018
  • Jul 19

    Media Release - Forest fire smoke impacting air quality

    Due to a number of forest fires in the region, some communities in Northwestern Ontario are experiencing smoke in the air. An air quality advisory has been issued today for the municipalities of Red Lake and Ear Falls. Download and read the full ...

    Posted July 19, 2018
  • Jul 05

    Media Release - Changes to rabies vaccination requirements for pets

    The Northwestern Health Unit is asking pet owners to ensure their pet’s rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Ontario recently amended pet ownership laws under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). Download and read the full release here...​

    Posted July 05, 2018
  • Jun 28

    Media Release - Health Equity and Community Engagement

    The Northwestern Health Units (NWHU) has released its annual  public health report card. Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, the medical officer of health for Northwestern Ontario said that the most recent report card is focusing on two central themes: health equ...

    Posted June 28, 2018
  • Jun 21

    Media Release - Stay Safe This Summer in Northwestern Ontario

    Summer is just starting and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging residents and visitors to spend time getting active and exploring the great outdoors. Whether you are hitting the trails, outon the water, playing at a park, or having ...

    Posted June 21, 2018
  • May 31

    Media Release - Don't get ticked at Work

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging individuals working or exploring the outdoors with friends, family or pets, to make small changes that can help to prevent tick bites.​ Click to view the media release here​...

    Posted May 31, 2018
  • May 10

    Media Release - Hike it or Bike it Challenge

    ​During the month of June, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is challenging people to park the car and walk, hike, bike or roll. Register to be a part of the annual ‘Hike It or Bike It Challenge’ and track your walking, wheeling and rolling for ...

    Posted May 10, 2018
  • May 07

    Media Release - Friends Program

    The Kenora Catholic District School Board and the Northwestern Health Unit recently partnered to launch the FRIENDS program at the Kenora Catholic District School Board. The program is a social, emotional and resiliency skill‐building program that...

    Posted May 07, 2018