Health Unit Urges Blue-Green Algae Awareness
- Update on the Blue-Green Algae Situation on McNally's Bay – August 19, 2014
- Ministry of Environment - Blue-Green Algae Background - August 19, 2014
- Update on McNally's Bay - August 15, 2014
- Blue-Green Algae Bloom Confirmed at McNally’s Bay on Upper Rideau Lake
- Awareness Information About Blue-Green Algae
- Letter to Residents of McNally's Bay on Upper Rideau Lake
- Information for Cottagers and Home Owners
Did you know that many libraries in Leeds & Grenville have Triple P books and DVDs?
- Here is a list of the area public libraries have partnered with Every Kid in our Communities Coalition in support of positive parenting
For more information on being a positive parent visit a local library, www.triplepontario.ca or call 1-800-660-5853.
- Merrickville Public Library
- Kemptville Public Library
- Leeds and the Thousand Island Public Library
- Brockville Public Library
- Rideau Township Public Library
- Ganonoque Public Library
- Athens Public Library
- Cardinal Public Library
- Prescott Public Library
- Front of Young Public Library
Beach Water Quality - Updated August 15, 2014
- Media Release: Beach Water Quality - June 24, 2014
- Why Are Beaches Posted?
- Beach Testing Results - Updated August 15, 2014
Brockville Veggie Garden Tour - Saturday, August 23rd
- Join Transition Brockville on Saturday, August 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, self-guided, cycling-friendly garden tour through downtown Brockville.
Summer Hours for Baby Talk
- Check out the Summer Baby Talk Hours
Salmonella in Chia Seeds
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Investigation
Healthy Smiles Ontario
- NEW!! Healthy Smiles Ontario income limits have increased again as of July 1, 2014!
Call the Health Unit to see if you qualify! 1-800-660-5853
Change in Tick Submissions to the
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
- Media Release - June 19, 2014
- More information about Lyme Disease
NEW Online Prenatal Class!
- Anyone can support a healthy pregnancy – learn how!
The New Skin Cancer Prevention Act Now In Force
- Find out more information in our Sun Safety section
- Skin Cancer Prevention Act
The Health Unit is a Proud Partner of foodcoreLGL
Food Charter Survey for United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County
- Go to foodcoreLGL.ca and endorse the charter!
Food Handler Certification Course - All Courses Are Now Full
- Health Unit Food Safety Initiative Offers Free Safe Food Handling Training
- Registration for Classroom Style Food Handler Training Course
Triple P Café Nights
- 2014 Positive Parenting Café Nights and Registration Links
Baby-Friendly Initiative Survey
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Information
Walk-In Counselling Clinic
Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is offering free counselling for youth under 18 years at the Health Unit’s Almonte site.
The Health Unit is on FACEBOOK!
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Up to Date Food Recalls
- Food Recall Alerts - High-Risk
Health Unit Encourages Well Water Testing
- Water Bottle Pick Up and Delivery Locations
- More information on Well Water Testing
Telephone Survey of Residents
- If you have been called by the Institute for Social Research, click here for more information.
Recent Press Release
Take Precautions to Protect Yourself from Tick and Mosquito Borne Diseases
Tick borne (Lyme Disease) and mosquito borne diseases (West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis) are preventable. August and September are the months where we may start to see positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus (WNV) and possibly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the public may be at a higher risk of being exposed to these diseases. Lyme disease is always a risk throughout our region during spring, summer and fall.
Blue-Green Algae Bloom Confirmed at McNally’s Bay on Upper Rideau Lake
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit recently alerted residents of McNally’s Bay on Upper Rideau Lake of a potential blue-green algae bloom following calls from concerned residents. As blue-green algae blooms may be hazardous to health and can only be confirmed through testing, the Health Unit issued notices with precautions residents could take while waiting for results from the Ministry of the Environment.
Results have now come in and confirm that the specimens collected are blue-green algae and that toxins are present. Residents of McNally’s Bay using water from the lake for drinking purposes should use an alternate source as boiling does not remove the toxin. Pets and livestock should NOT be permitted to drink the water directly from the lake in this area.