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  • Jul 11

    Increase in Syphilis cases in the Region

    The Northwestern Health Unit catchment area continues to see an increase in cases of syphilis which has been tied to the ongoing outbreak of syphilis in Winnipeg Manitoba. Read the full release here​...

    Posted July 11, 2019
  • Jul 05

    Media Release - Air Quality - July 2019

    ​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... click here​ to read the release...

    Posted July 05, 2019
  • Jun 27

    Media Release - Summer Safety

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the beautiful weather this summer by getting active and exploring the great outdoors​. Download and read the full release here...​

    Posted June 27, 2019
  • Jun 03

    Media Release - Prevent Tick Bites - June 2019

    ​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 here to read the release...​

    Posted June 03, 2019
  • Jun 01

    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. Click here to read the rele...

    Posted June 01, 2019
  • May 01

    Media Release - Climate Change Reports

    The 7 public health units in northern Ontario will be working together on climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation reports over the next 2 years with funding support from Health Canada.​ Download and read the full release here.

    Posted May 01, 2019