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Health Unit looking for dog involved in incident in Seaforth

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024 11:10 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in an incident in Seaforth on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at around 3:15 p.m. The incident took place on Birch Street.

The dog involved in the incident is described as large and brown or grey in colour. One female accompanied the dog and was seen to be driving an SUV-like vehicle.

HPPH is investigating this incident to check if the dog has up-to-date rabies vaccination.

HPPH reminds people to always obtain the contact...

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 10:54 AM

Huron Perth, ON – May 5-11, 2024, is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. This year’s provincial theme is, “Plan for every season.” Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) reminds residents that everyone has a part to play in preparing for emergencies.  

“Every household is encouraged to have an emergency plan,” says Dale Lyttle, Public Health Inspector. “Taking action to ensure you and your family are prepared for emergency situations throughout the year can help lessen the impact and stress of these...

Health Unit looking for dog involved in an incident in Wingham

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 02:46 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in an incident in Wingham on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at approximately 2 p.m.  The incident took place on the Wingham Community Trail, on the part of the trail by the North Huron Community Food Share building. 

The dog involved in the incident is described as small, white, and possibly a Shih Tzu.  One female, described as having brown hair and wearing a navy blue windbreaker, was with the dog.  

HPPH is investigating...

Suspension orders issued to students with incomplete immunization records

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 09:36 AM

Huron Perth, ON – On Friday, April 26, 2024, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) issued 1557 suspension orders to elementary and secondary students whose immunization records are incomplete. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) students may be suspended from school starting on May 23, 2024, if their records are not updated by that time.

Initially there were more than 5100 incomplete records; about 70% of those records have been updated since January when HPPH began sending notifications...

HPPH marks Canadian Public Health Week

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2024 11:13 AM

Huron Perth, ON - Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) joins public health organizations across Canada in marking Canadian Public Health Week.

Held Monday April 8 to Friday April 12, Canadian Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health and well-being.

“The work of public health is to protect and promote the health of people where they live, work and play,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health...