Jason Setnyk

Knitting Purple Tuques for a Good Cause

Knitting Purple Tuques for a Good Cause

Cornwall Ontario – The Chateau Cornwall Knitting Club is pleased to present 140 purple hand-knitted baby tuques to Linda Lanthier (front right), Program Manager, and Diane Runions (front left), Public Health Nurse, at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU). The purple tuques were knitted for the EOHU’s “Period of PURPLE Crying” program, and will be […]

 Jason Setnyk

Love My Life project created in collaboration with OBO Studios

Love My Life project created in collaboration with OBO Studios

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) congratulates the Love My Life (LML) local youth project for being featured at the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion held in Charlottetown, PEI. The documentary about the Cornwall-based project was one of 10 selected and presented at the international event for its innovative and collaborative […]

 Jason Setnyk

Eastern Ontario Health Unit reminds public about Healthy Smiles Ontario

Eastern Ontario Health Unit reminds public about Healthy Smiles Ontario

Cornwall Ontario –  The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding the public about Healthy Smiles Ontario. The program offers free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services to children and youth aged 17 and under from low-income households. The government-funded program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the cost of treatment […]

 Jason Setnyk

EOHU and CCPS issue Fentanyl warning in Eastern Ontario

EOHU and CCPS issue Fentanyl warning in Eastern Ontario

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) are warning the public that illicit Fentanyl, also known as bootleg Fentanyl, has been seized by authorities within the 5 Eastern counties. While prescription Fentanyl is a pain medicine produced by the pharmaceutical industry and sold as a transdermal […]

 Jason Setnyk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cornwall Ontario – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is inviting eligible women to “Just Book It” by scheduling their mammogram appointments. The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) found that women aged 50 to 54 make up the largest number of screen-eligible […]

 Jason Setnyk

Flu Immunization Clinics Start on November 1st

Flu Immunization Clinics Start on November 1st

Cornwall Ontario – Starting on November 1st, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) will begin holding seasonal influenza immunization clinics throughout the five Eastern Counties. In addition to the walk-in clinics, the health unit will also hold clinics by appointment at its offices. The clinics by appointment are open to everyone, but priority is given […]

 Jason Setnyk

Is Your Child’s Immunization Record Up to Date?

Is Your Child’s Immunization Record Up to Date?

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding parents of the importance of updating their children’s immunization record before the start of the school year. By law, proof of immunization is required for all children who are enrolled in schools or licensed daycares. Incomplete or missing records could delay or prevent a […]

 Jason Setnyk

West Nile Virus found locally in Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus found locally in Mosquitoes

Cornwall Ontario – Mosquitoes around Cornwall and SDSG have tested positive for the West Nile virus. However, there have been no human cases reported in the region. “The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has been actively monitoring mosquitoes for West Nile virus” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health. “This finding shows that West Nile […]

 Jason Setnyk

Heat Warning Issued for Cornwall and SDSG – August 4th and 5th

Heat Warning Issued for Cornwall and SDSG – August 4th and 5th

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has issued a heat warning and is advising residents of the five Eastern Counties to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting high temperatures that will begin on August 4th and are expected to last at least two days. Everyone is […]

 Jason Setnyk

Heat Warning issued for Cornwall Ontario and SDSG

Heat Warning issued for Cornwall Ontario and SDSG

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has issued a heat warning and is advising residents of the five Eastern Counties to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting high temperatures that will begin on July 21 and are expected to last at least two days. Humidex values […]