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.

Vaccine
January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 - In response to an influx of requests to the Health Unit for the whooping cough…
Healthy Kids Community Challenge
January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 - More than 800 elementary students gathered at the Thunder Bay Community…
Immunization
January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016 - With an increase in whooping cough (pertussis) cases reported in the city and…
Healthy Happy Kids
December 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 - Today, community partners in Thunder Bay united to build a healthier community…
news
November 04, 2015
November 4, 2015 - The Health Unit reports that the proportion of homes with elevated radon in…
Pregnant
October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015 - A free, new prenatal program, www.pregnantthunderbay.ca was launched today by…
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July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 - As of September 2015, the TBDHU will no longer be providing school-based…
news
June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015 - At the request of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Board of…
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April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 - The Health Unit’s two free hepatitis A clinics - held as a precautionary measure…
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April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015 - The Health Unit continues to investigate a case of hepatitis A in an employee of…
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April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015 - The Health Unit is investigating a case of hepatitis A in an employee of Bight…
Imagine a More Walkable Thunder Bay
March 03, 2015
March 3, 2015 - Today, the Thunder Bay Walkability Committee took city councillors on an active…
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February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015 - Influenza A has been identified as the respiratory outbreak at the Walford…
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January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015 - The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health…
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January 08, 2015
January 8, 2015 - The facility-wide respiratory outbreak declared this morning at Pioneer Ridge (…
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November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014 - Today, during International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,…
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November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014 - Today, property managers, landlords and health partners participated in a…
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November 13, 2014
November 13, 2014 - It’s time to talk about alcohol in our community. The Health Unit is urging…
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November 06, 2014
November 6, 2014 - Today, leaders in Thunder Bay united to build a healthier community for children…
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October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014 - Today, at the launch of the season’s first flu clinic, the Health Unit is…
news
October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 - The Health Unit is asking for the public’s help in measuring radon levels in our…
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August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014 - Today, the Food Action Network’s Community Garden Tour showcased seven local…
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July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014 - With power outages being reported in the Greenstone area since yesterday, the…
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June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014 - As the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continues its food safety…
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May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014 - Ontario is protecting young people from skin cancer through a new law that bans…
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May 06, 2014
May 6, 2014 - Sudden unexpected death in infancy is one of the leading causes of death of infants…
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May 02, 2014
May 2, 2014 - A new, locally-developed Toolkit gives Canadian communities step-by-step guidance on…
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April 07, 2014
April 7, 2014 - Today, the TBDHU’s healthy schools team along with local elementary students, from…
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March 20, 2014
March 20, 2014 - Belly button soup, berrylicious pancakes, presto pizza, hummus, and homemade corn…
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March 04, 2014
March 4, 2014 - During the month of March, public health inspectors (PHIs) will be conducting an…