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

3 men cooking a meal together
December 20, 2017 by
  • Healthy Eating

For many people, the holidays are a time of traditions, with a lot of them around food. Baking holiday treats, serving family favourites and gathering for…

Picture of Northern Lights with Quote
December 11, 2017 by Lynda Fraser
  • Mental Health
  • Workplace Health

It’s an ugly truth. It’s rarely blatant. It can be hard to prove – just as all forms of discrimination are.

Every day people go to jobs where they are expected to put their best foot…

Potato on couch
December 6, 2017 by Joanna Carastathis
  • Physical Activity
  • Workplace Health


  • You get the recommended 150 minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week by exercising in your leisure time.
  • After…
Person eating from the healthy choices menu
November 20, 2017 by Vincent Ng
  • Healthy Eating
  • Parenting
  • Physical Activity

I like hotdogs – they're tasty.

Poutine? Even better.

Hotdogs and poutine together? Stop. The. Train.

So why on earth would I be part of promoting a…

Street nursing van
November 2, 2017 by Shelley Aretz
  • Sex & Sexuality

I'm a public health nurse with the Health Unit's sexual health program. One of my roles is street nursing. Street nurses travel around in a refurbished ambulance visiting different areas of the…

Last Updated: 18/07/2018