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: 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.

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March 02, 2017
March 2, 2017 - The gastrointestinal outbreaks affecting Hogarth Riverview Manor have been extended…
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March 01, 2017
March 1, 2017 - Officials at St. Joseph’s Care Group and Thunder Bay District Health Unit have…
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February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017 - The previously declared enteric outbreak affecting 6 South has been extended to…
Outbreak Declared
February 27, 2017
February 25, 2017 - An ENTERIC outbreak has been declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor, affecting…
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January 30, 2017
January 30, 2017 - Respiratory outbreaks affecting the following resident home areas at Hogarth…
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January 19, 2017
Please note that Influenza A has been identified as the causative agent in the respiratory outbreak…
Outbreak Declared
January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017 - The previously declared respiratory outbreak affecting 7 North has been extended…
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January 16, 2017
January 15, 2017 - The outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness previously declared on the first…
Outbreak Declared
January 16, 2017
January 15, 2017 - A Respiratory Outbreak has been declared January 15, 2017 on 1-North Hogarth…
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January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017 - Officials at the Health Unit and Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence,…
Outbreak Declared
January 03, 2017
January 3, 2017 - A respiratory outbreak was declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor today, Tuesday…
Outbreak Declared
December 22, 2016
December 22, 2016 - An Enteric Outbreak was declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor today, December 22…
Outbreak Declared
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…
Outbreak Declared
September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 - Officials at the Health Unit and Pinewood Court, located at 2625 Walsh Street…
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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…
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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…
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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…