Anyone Can Be Impacted By IPV

Complex issue affecting many types of relationships In 2022, Statistics Canada released that police-reported family violence has seen a troubling rise for the fifth consecutive year. Reporting that a total of 127,082 victims in Canada were affected by such violence, encompassing acts committed by spouses, parents, children, siblings, and extended family members. These statistics translate […]

Time For That Shot In The Arm

Lots of places in Northumberland to get your booster shot Article by Valerie MacDonald image Halloween is coming and so is the time when almost anyone can get the newest COVID-19 booster shot. You can book local locations to get your COVID-19 booster shot through 1-833-943-3900 or though There 8 pharmacies in Port […]

Drug Poisoning Alert Issued

Opioid connection — threat increasing An opioid overdose alert is being issued for Northumberland County after an increase in suspected opioid drug poisonings was reported. “The increased opioid overdose reports this week are troubling. We are issuing an alert to ensure the community takes immediate precautions,” said Dorothea Service, Harm Reduction Program Manager with the […]

Get Help STOP Smoking

10 weeks free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is urging residents to sign up for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients on the Net program (STOP on the Net program) if they would like help to […]

Yo, Dude, Don’t Smoke That Joint There

You can’t stand too near rec facilities, schools, restaurants & patio bars The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) says that under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), 2017, tobacco products, vapour products and cannabis (both medical and non-medical) are prohibited around outdoor grounds of recreational facilities, school grounds and restaurants or […]

Mass Immunization Clinic Sites to Close Sept 3

Health Unit to focus on mobile and pop-up clinics After months of operating large mass immunization clinic sites in Cobourg, Minden, Fenelon Falls and Campbellford, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is shifting its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the coming weeks. As of Friday, September 3, the mass immunization clinics at these four […]

“Stick It To COVID” Health Unit Campaign to Focused on Youth

Health Unit offering Incentives For Youth — 12 to 17 — to Get Vaccinated Young people are being asked to walk in, stick it to COVID-19 and win prizes by getting their vaccines before the start of school – and a possible fourth wave. With fears the more transmissible Delta variant could spark a fourth […]

Throw Out These Frozen Mango Products

Health Unit Urges People Not to Eat and Dispose of Products Immediately  Local residents are being asked to check their freezers for frozen mango products potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A, as some are known to have been distributed in the region.  The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit warns the frozen mango products suspected […]

Health Unit Asking Us To Get Vaccinated Sooner

Prevalence of Delta Variant a concern If you have a second dose appointment scheduled after August 3, the local Health Unit is asking you to immediately rebook sooner or ‘walk in’ for your COVID-19 vaccine. With the more infectious Delta variant now being the most common strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine […]

No Appointment Needed

Get your first vaccine shot at the Cobourg Community Centre — July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 — 1 pm to 4 pm If you have not yet received your first COVID-19 vaccine, new walk-in times at Health Unit clinics are designed with you in mind. Starting this week, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine […]