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Cannabis Edibles Now Available in Ontario. Health Unit Reminds Users How to Reduce their Risks

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 02:09 PM

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topics have become available for purchase in Ontario through provincially licensed retailers. These products are subject to the same laws as all other cannabis products.

“Eating cannabis affects people differently than smoking or vaping cannabis does,” says Courtney Feeney, public health promoter with Huron Perth Public Health. “Edible cannabis users should start low and go slow to avoid overconsumption, and ensure cannabis is properly stored and labelled to prevent...

2020 Food and Nutrition Programs and Services in Perth County Released

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:19 PM

The Perth County Food Literacy Group in partnership with Huron Perth Public Health is excited to release the 2020 edition of the Food and Nutrition Programs and Services in Perth County. The purpose of this inventory is to highlight all of the food literacy programs and services available to Perth County residents.

Food literacy is knowing about food, having food skills, feeling confident when choosing, preparing, and eating food, and making healthy food decisions most of the time. “Food literacy...

Local Public Health Officials Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Situation

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 04:03 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health, Health Canada, and local partners and stakeholders to monitor the novel coronavirus situation.

“While there are two presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in Ontario, the risk to Ontarians and our residents remains low at this time,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “The public health risk is continually being reassessed as new information becomes available, and we will let residents know if the risk level...

New Huron Perth Public Health Launches with Inaugural Board Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:09 PM

The new Board of Health of Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) met for the first time on January 2, 2020, in Clinton. Representation on the board is based on population and is comprised of nine municipal representatives (four from the County of Huron, two from Perth County, two from Stratford, one from St. Marys) and four provincial appointees, two representing Huron (still to be determined) and two representing the area of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys.

“It was an exciting day for Huron and...

Seniors Dental Care Program Launches in Perth County

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:40 PM

Perth County - The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) was launched by the Ontario government on November 20.  The program provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors, with the goal of keeping them healthy. In Perth County, OSDCP will be delivered by the Perth District Health Unit.

Seniors are eligible for the program if they:

  • are 65 years of age or older
  • are a resident of Ontario
  • meet the income requirements:
    • an annual net income of $19,300 or...