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  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - July 13, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/July 13, 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:

     

  • Blue-Green Algae

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/July 11, 2018 - As you enjoy our region’s waterways this season you may come across some new notices about blue-green algae.  A joint effort of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, the

  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Carrot Rewards Team Up On Screen Time Initiative

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / July 10, 2018 – Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward and Carrot Rewards are partnering on a project to encourage families to build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time. Carrot Rewards is an innovative mobile phone application (app) that rewards users for healthy eating, being active, quitting smoking and learning about their health and wellness.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - July 6, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/July 6, 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.

  • Extended Heat Warning

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/July 3, 2018 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is issuing an extended heat warning. The extreme hot and humid weather is predicted to continue today through Thursday July 5, 2018.

  • Public Health Heat Warning

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 29, 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 over the Canada Day long weekend. An extreme heat event can lead to adverse health effects. Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps).

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - June 29, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 29, 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:
  • HPEPH Announces Appointment of Dr. Piotr Oglaza as Next Medical Officer of Health

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / June 28, 2018 - The Board of Health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Piotr Oglaza as the region’s next Medical Officer of Health and CEO, effective July 1.  Dr. Oglaza’s appointment has also been confirmed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - June 22, 2018

     Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 22, 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.

  • ALERT: Purple Heroin Linked to Local Overdose

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 20, 2018 - Purple heroin, which is laced with fentanyl and other purple-coloured additives, has been reported in the Belleville and Quinte West area and linked to at least one known overdose.