News

Members of newsrooms and media groups across the district:

If you would like to contact us about a media release, public health story or issue, or you would like to request an interview, please contact the Media Line via email or phone as these are the first points of service for news media requests:

  • MediaLine: (807) 625-8800; toll free at 1-888-294-6630, extension 8800. It is staffed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Email: news@tbdhu.com. The email will be received by the communications team from 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, to ensure your request is seen in a timely manner.

Urgent after hours enquiries can be made by calling the Nurses' Registry at (807) 624-1280.

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August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016- After reviewing the test results from beach water samples taken on Tuesday August…
Heads Up
August 04, 2016
The Community Traffic Awareness Committee (CTAC) is reminding motorists and pedestrians to keep…
2 young children playing
June 21, 2016
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Thunder Bay (HKCC Tbay) was pleased that over 500 children were…
Community Play Box
June 07, 2016
June 7, 2016 - Be on the lookout for a “play box” at a park near you. Community Play Boxes —  full…
Wayfinding Campaign
June 07, 2016
June 7, 2016 - Starting today, people in downtown Port Arthur will notice brightly-coloured signs…
Smoke Free Champion Awards table
May 31, 2016
Today - World No Tobacco Day - marks the 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.  In…
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May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 - Are you interested in planning summer activities for youth or young adults? The…
Healthy Kids Logo
March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 - With so many children getting more screen time than is considered healthy for good…
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March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 - The Northwest Tobacco Control Area Network (NW TCAN) wants to honour individuals…
Nutrition Month
March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016 - Today, a “black box” of ingredients including edamame, sweet potatoes and cilantro…
Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health
March 01, 2016
March 1, 2016 - The Board of Health for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is pleased to…
Do movies cause kids to smoke image
February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016 - In Ontario, 37% of youth tobacco use can be attributed to onscreen smoking.…
Let's Start poster
February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 - A new report from TBDHU shows that nearly 50% of adults in the Thunder Bay…
Health Unit News
February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 - More than 100 community members gathered at the Victoria Inn to hear Dr. Shimi…
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January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016 - The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health…
Vaccine
January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 - In response to an influx of requests to the Health Unit for the whooping cough…
Healthy Kids Community Challenge
January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 - More than 800 elementary students gathered at the Thunder Bay Community…
Immunization
January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016 - With an increase in whooping cough (pertussis) cases reported in the city and…
Healthy Happy Kids
December 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 - Today, community partners in Thunder Bay united to build a healthier community…
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November 04, 2015
November 4, 2015 - The Health Unit reports that the proportion of homes with elevated radon in…
Pregnant
October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015 - A free, new prenatal program, www.pregnantthunderbay.ca was launched today by…
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July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 - As of September 2015, the TBDHU will no longer be providing school-based…
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June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015 - At the request of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Board of…
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April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 - The Health Unit’s two free hepatitis A clinics - held as a precautionary measure…
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April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015 - The Health Unit continues to investigate a case of hepatitis A in an employee of…
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April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015 - The Health Unit is investigating a case of hepatitis A in an employee of Bight…
Imagine a More Walkable Thunder Bay
March 03, 2015
March 3, 2015 - Today, the Thunder Bay Walkability Committee took city councillors on an active…
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February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015 - Influenza A has been identified as the respiratory outbreak at the Walford…
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January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015 - The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health…
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January 08, 2015
January 8, 2015 - The facility-wide respiratory outbreak declared this morning at Pioneer Ridge (…