Health Unit Highlights Three C’s to Fight Insect-Borne Disease

Reducing the risk of being bitten by black-legged ticks and mosquitoes that can spread serious disease is as simple as following the three C’s; cover, clean up and check. Black-legged ticks and mosquitoes, which can spread Lyme disease and West Nile virus respectively, are categorized as “vectors,” which are living organisms (often blood-sucking insects) that … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more

Health unit works to make monkey pox vaccine available

While the number of monkey pox cases in the region remains extremely low compared to the rest of the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Officer Dr. Natalie Bocking (Aug. 3) reported one confirmed and one probable – asymptomatic but not yet … Read more

Ancaster’s Ethan Irvine Leads the Way to Ontario Summer Games Golf Gold

Ethan Irvine of Ancaster was the top individual boys golfer at the Ontario Summer Games in July, leading the Hamilton-Halton junior team to gold. The Hamilton Golf and Country Club member, formerly of Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club, will attend Golf Canada’s Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Kamloops, BC August 7-10, followed by a … Read more

Niagara Health Hosts World Hepatitis Day Events in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Niagara Health’s Hepatitis C Care clinic is hosting a number of events to raise awareness about the virus. The first event will take place at Montebello Park in St. Catharines on July 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second will take place on World Hepatitis Day, July … Read more