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 inquiries can be made by calling the Thunder Bay Answering Service at (807) 624-1280.

Outbreak Over
July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 - The outbreak of respiratory illness affecting the Tulip (6 South) and Rose (6 North…
Outbreak Declared
June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and Hogarth Riverview Manor located at 300 Lillie…
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June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 - Thunder Bay won first place in Ontario in this year’s Commuter Challenge! With 82…
Rat Prevention & Control
June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 – The City of Thunder Bay, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit…
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June 09, 2018
June 9, 2018 - On Saturday, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC Thunder Bay) welcomed…
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June 01, 2018
The Commuter Challenge officially starts this Sunday, June 3, and residents are encouraged to…
Outbreak Over
May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 - The outbreak of respiratory illness affecting the Lavender Resident Home Area (2…
Outbreak Over
May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 - The gastrointestinal outbreak affecting the John Owen Evans Residence (long-term…
Outbreak Declared
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 - A gastrointestinal outbreak was declared today, Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm…
Outbreak Update
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is continuing to manage an outbreak of…
Outbreak Declared
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 -  Officials at the Health Unit and Hogarth Riverview Manor located at 300 Lillie…
Outbreak Over
April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 - The outbreak of gastrointestinal illness affecting the Trillium (7 North) and…
Outbreak Over
April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018 - The facility-wide Influenza B outbreak at Bethammi Nursing Home located at 63…
Outbreak Over
April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018 - The gastrointestinal outbreak affecting 2A of the Thunder Bay Regional Health…
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April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 - The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC Thunder Bay) welcomed Pierre Harrison,…
Outbreak Over
April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018 - The respiratory outbreak affecting Hogarth Riverview Manor 2 South (Bluebell) was…
Outbreak Declared
April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and Bethammi Nursing Home, located at 63 Carrie…
Outbreak Declared
April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and St. Joseph’s Care Group have declared an outbreak…
Outbreak Declared
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and Hogarth Riverview Manor, located at 300 Lillie…
Carfentanil
April 12, 2018
COPIED FROM NISHNAWBE-ASKI POLICE OFFICER SAFETY BULLETIN The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS…
Outbreak Over
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018 - The outbreak of Influenza A at Sister Leila Greco Apartments, located at 330…
Indigenous Girl
April 03, 2018
  April 3, 2018 - The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD) and public health…
Outbreak Declared
March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and St. Joseph’s Care Group have declared a facility-…
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March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018 - A new report indicates that the rates of opioid-related harms measured by…
Outbreak Update
March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 - On the eve of World TB Day, March 24, 2018, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit…
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March 20, 2018
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time March 20, 2018 - Today…
Outbreak Over
March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 - The outbreak of gastrointestinal illness affecting the Trillium Resident Home Area…
Outbreak Update
March 09, 2018
March 9, 2018 - The respiratory outbreak affecting the Tulip Resident Home Area (6 South) has been…
Outbreak Declared
March 09, 2018
March 9, 2018 - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is managing an outbreak of four cases of…
Outbreak Update
March 07, 2018
March 7, 2018 - Officials at the Health Unit and St. Joseph’s Care Group have updated the outbreak…