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There will be no Public Health programs, services or clinics the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. All offices will be closed for a staff event.

All office locations will re-open in the afternoon at 1:00pm.

Regular service hours resume Wednesday, Dec. 10.

For assistance, please call 1-800-265-7293.

Enter the wouldurather contest for a chance to win up to $2,500.

All eligible contestants can get a free, 8-week supply of nicotine patch or gum. The contest is open to:

  • Registered students at publicly funded post-secondary institutions in Ontario
  • Non-students between the ages of 18-29


Winners will be chosen in each of these 4 areas:

  • Quit For Good: Daily smokers pledge to quit smoking and remain smoke-free
  • Keep The Count: Daily smokers pledge to reduce their smoking by 50%
  • Party Without The Smoke: Daily or social smokers pledge to stop  smoking when drinking alcohol
  • Don't Start & Win: Non-smokers or ex-smokers pledge to stay smoke-free

Registration is open until January 25, 2015. The contest runs from January 26 to March 9.

More information:

The BOH agenda for the December 3 meeting to be held in Fergus has been posted and distributed.

Beginning today, our free KIDS LINE phone service is now available on Twitter!

The @KIDSLINEOnline Twitter account allows our Public Health Nurses to engage online with our local parents to share positive parenting tips, support, advice and strategies in a meaningful and interactive way.

Our Public Health Nurses will be able to share information around issues like:

  • pregnancy
  • child growth and development
  • parenting strategies
  • preventing illness

Nurses will also help connect local parents with support programs and services based on individual family needs.

The @KIDSLINEOnline Twitter account will be staffed Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Details on @KIDSLINEOnline can be found at or