Municipal Water Management Contract Awarded to Peterborough Utilities Services

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan owns the municipal water treatment and waste water process plant facilities that service the village of Millbrook. It is their job to ensure that it operates efficiently, complies with regulations and develops the infrastructure required to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Rather … Continue reading

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing of Seasons

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, … Continue reading

Free Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock

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Talk with experts during “Managing Your Well During Drought” workshop As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December … Continue reading

Free Shingles Vaccine Good News for Local Seniors

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Local health leaders from Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough Family Health Team say Minister Hoskins’ recent announcement that the Ontario government is funding free shingles vaccine for those aged 65-70 is great news for our community. “With such a high proportion of seniors in the Peterborough area, we expect to … Continue reading

With HPV-caused Mouth and Throat Cancers Rising

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Parents Encouraged to Vaccinate Their Kids at School Clinics As new research reveals increasing rates of cancers caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), Peterborough Public Health is pleased to offer the HPV vaccine to both Grade 7 boys and girls thanks to Ontario’s newly expanded student immunization program. “In a new … Continue reading

Community Outreach Sessions Provided by Local Chiropractors

Community Outreach Sessions Provided by Local Chiropractors
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The professionals practising at Whale Chiropractic in Millbrook came to the library in November to lead two public sessions providing information about managing your health. Dr. Robin Whale came to speak to an adult audience about vitality. His presentation was based on the teachings of Dr. James Chestnut, a world … Continue reading

Expect Big Changes to the Regulation of Natural Health Products in Canada

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Health Canada is overhauling the way it regulates natural health products (NHP). Health Canada defines NHP’s as a substance or a combination of substances that provide pharmacological activity and reduce the risk/presence of a given disease. The problem with this definition is that the vast majority of NHP (or any … Continue reading