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  • Cannabis: Just Because It's Legal, Doesn't Mean It's Safe

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/October 15, 2018 - Cannabis legalization will take effect on October 17th, raising many questions for individuals, families, and communities across the country.

  • Mindful parenting workshops help families connect

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / October 1, 2018 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, in partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward, Hastings County, North Hastings Children’s Services, Family Space, EarlyON Child and Family Centres and Mindful Roots, recently hosted parenting workshops in Belleville, Trenton, and Bancroft.                                                        

  • Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics Offered on September 29th to Help Animal Owners Protect Pets

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/September 19, 2018 – The annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for cats and dogs will be taking place September 29th, 2018 at various locations throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.  At the clinics, rabies vaccine will be offered at the reduced cost of $30 per cat or dog.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - August 31, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 31, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

  • International Overdose Awareness Day

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / August 31, 2018 – Today Hastings Prince Edward Public Health stands with organizations, advocates and individuals across the world to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day—a day that aims to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related deaths and raise awareness that overdose deaths are preventable.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - August 24, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/ August 24, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - August 17, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 17, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - August 10, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counites/August 10, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:

  • Local Pool of Mosquitoes Found to be Carrying West Nile Virus

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 9, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has found a pool of mosquitoes in the Stirling area carrying West Nile Virus. This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer.

    West Nile virus is a viral infection found in birds and carried by mosquitoes which feed on infected birds. West Nile virus is spread to humans and animals through bites by infected mosquitoes.

  • Public Health Heat Warning

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 3, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is issuing a heat warning to advise residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties of the predicted prolonged hot and humid weather starting on the Civic Holiday long weekend. According to Environment Canada, the hot weather conditions will start Sunday, August 5, 2018 and persist until Tuesday August 7, 2018.