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The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices
Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough healthy food, food banks and community meal programs will continue to need our... Read More

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning
Brockville – Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is reminding us that a combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning that is expected to last from Tuesday to Friday this week. Conditions during high heat and humidity have... Read More

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident
We would like to thank everyone who helped us in this investigation. The raccoon that was being investigated was unfit for testing. The risk was very low that the raccoon had rabies and it was a precautionary measure to test it. Someone has identified themselves as the person who brought the animal in and rabies transmission and contact with saliva... Read More

Health Unit Cautions Public to Be Aware of Bootleg Fentanyl

Health Unit Cautions Public to Be Aware of Bootleg Fentanyl
BROCKVILLE – Bootleg Fentanyl has been found in several cities in Ontario including Ottawa, Kingston and in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark region. Bootleg Fentanyl is an opioid that is 100% pure. It can be found in powdered form, pressed into pills or mixed into other drugs such as heroin or cocaine. What is the Health Units role? The Leeds,... Read More