TBDHU Blog: Public Health for Thunder Bay District

Welcome to the Health Unit's own blog - written by public health experts with a Thunder Bay District lens. We look forward to engaging with you on here! 

Recent Posts

Woman doing Namaste sign
March 10, 2020 by Lynda Fraser
  • Diseases & Infections

Is 2020 the year we ditch the handshake for a more germ-free greeting?

It’s what I was taught to do when you greet someone – you shake their hand, of course! After many…

Wiping eyeglasses
December 18, 2019 by Rachelle Roussel
  • Mental Health

How does one begin to acknowledge our perceived mental wellness as the calendar year ends and the holiday celebrations quickly fill the month of December? This is a daunting task and so, as many…

Cannabis edibles
September 9, 2019 by Ivan Ho
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Healthy Eating

October 17, 2019 marks another big occasion in the Federal regulations to legalize cannabis. The extended class of cannabis products; edibles, extracts and topicals will be allowed to be sold,…

Mechanic with Client
July 24, 2019 by Daniel DePeuter
  • Smoking & Tobacco
  • Mental Health
  • Health Equity

Let’s talk about cars for a bit. Many of us rely pretty heavily on our car and it’s important to us that they stay in good working condition. We bring them in for regular maintenance, oil changes…

Dad fist bumping son
June 12, 2019 by Rosemary Scofich
  • Parenting

Father’s Day is coming up and it got me thinking about how around 80% of men will undergo a major life transition and become a biological father. Yet there are limited interactions with service…

Last Updated: 18/07/2018