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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November 28, 2016
November 28, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and Lakehead Manor, located at 135 Vickers Street…
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November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016 - The facility-wide outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at Chartwell Isabella…
Susan Armstrong, public health nurse with Mark Henick, mental health advocate
November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016 - Today, managers and human resources professionals from various sectors attended…
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November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016 - The outbreak of respiratory illness at Pinewood Court, located at 2625 Walsh…
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November 04, 2016
November 4, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and Pinewood Court, located at 2625 Walsh Street…
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October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence,…
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October 24, 2016
October 24, 2016 - The facility-wide outbreak of respiratory illness at The Walford, located at 20…
Flu Shot
October 19, 2016
October 19, 2016 - With flu clinics launching tomorrow, the Health Unit reminds the public it has…
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October 05, 2016
October 5, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and The Walford located at 20 Pine Street have…
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October 03, 2016
October 3, 2016 - The facility-wide outbreak of a respiratory illness at Pinewood Court located at…
Water Does Wonders
September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016 - Water makes up more than half of a child's weight. This is why children need…
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November 18, 2016
November 17, 2016 - A gastrointestinal outbreak was declared at the Thunder Bay Regional Health…
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September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 - Officials at St. Joseph’s Care Group and Thunder Bay District Health Unit have…
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September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and Pinewood Court, located at 2625 Walsh Street…
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September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016 - Officials at St. Joseph’s Care Group and Thunder Bay District Health Unit have…
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September 06, 2016
Beach sampling has ended for the season. Testing will begin again late June 2017.
Heads Up
August 04, 2016
August 4, 2016 - The Community Traffic Awareness Committee (CTAC) is reminding motorists and…
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June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016 - Healthy Kids Community Challenge Thunder Bay (HKCC Tbay) was pleased that over 500…
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
May 31, 2016 - 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…