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  • Stop the Excuses Campaign Results

    From:   Quinte Region Traffic Coalition

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / November 14, 2017 - The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition conducted a one day enforcement blitz reinforcing the hard lesson that speeding has consequences. Police laid 109 speeding charges to drivers throughout the region.

  • It's Time to Stop Making Excuses for Speeding

     FROM: Quinte Region Traffic Coalition

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/October 24, 2017 - It’s time to stop the excuses for driving above the speed limit and put the safety of yourself and your loved ones first.

    Drivers often rationalize the need for speed and give local officers these common five excuses after being pulled over for speeding:

  • October is Veggie and Fruit Month in Local Schools

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/October 20, 2017 - October is Veggie and Fruit Month in participating local elementary schools. This is one of the current initiatives for the Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit theme for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward (HKCC HPE).

  • Parachute and HPEPH urges teens to #GetHomeSafe and help save lives

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/October 16, 2017 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health and Parachute are calling on all teens to #GetHomeSafe.

  • HPEPH Wants Kids to "Have a Ball" and Get Moving

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / October 2, 2017 – From October until December, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is promoting the Have a Ball Together campaign.  Have a Ball Together is a web-based resource from the Best Start Resource Centre. It provides tools for parents and professionals who work with children to encourage physical activity for children under age six.

  • Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics Offered on September 30th to Help Animal Owners Protect Pets

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/September 27, 2017 – The annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for cats and dogs will be taking place September 30th, 2017 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.

  • Local Events to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week: October 1 to 7

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/September 27, 2017 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and other community partners are hosting three family friendly events to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW).  In Canada, WBW is celebrated October 1 to 7 and this year’s theme is “sustaining breastfeeding together.”

  • Residents Being Reminded to Protect Themselves Against West Nile Virus

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties – September 12, 2017 – Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have once again been found in the Belleville area. This direct evidence of West Nile Virus (WNv) this year was identified as part of regular surveillance by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH).

  • Public Health Weekly Beach Report - September 8, 2017

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / September 8, 2017 - 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:

  • Mocktails for Moms-to-Be to Raise Awareness of FASD, September 9

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/September 5, 2017 – Public Health is partnering with local area restaurants to offer free “mocktails” for moms-to-be, to support Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day on September 9th, and to raise awareness of this disorder.