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Health unit to host ‘Play Date’

The Northwestern Health Unit invites you to attend a “Play Date” this Wednesday (Nov. 27) from 4:30-7 p.m. at J.W. Walker School.

This event is open to parents and families with children of all ages, however activities will be targeted to those under eight years of age.

There is no cost to attend, and dinner will be provided to children and their families.

Algae advisory issued

The Northwestern Health Unit wishes to advise residents using Lake Lulu, in the Township of Pellatt, to be on the lookout for blue-green algal blooms.

Blooms can occur in any body of water if the right conditions exist during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Area health unit office moving

The Northwestern Health Unit would like to advise clients, suppliers, and community partners that its Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls office will be closed Aug. 22-24 while it relocates.

Effective Monday (Aug. 27), the office will be located at 5736 Highway 71, which previously was the Ontario Tourist Information Centre building in Sioux Narrows.

Health unit to move in Kenora

Effective Monday, July 30, Northwestern Health Unit services no longer will be offered at 21 Wolsley St. in Kenora.

CEO Mark Perrault is looking forward to welcoming clients at the new address (210 First St. N.) on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

“This move puts us closer to the heart of downtown Kenora, in a more visible and convenient location,” he noted.

Importance of immunization stressed

April 21-28, 2012 is National Immunization Awareness Week and the Northwestern Health Unit would like to remind everyone of the importance of immunization.

Thanks to immunization, many diseases are effectively and safely controlled, thus reducing the burden of illness in our communities.

No matter what our age, we never outgrow our need for immunizations.