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One in nine households can't afford real cost of eating well

One in nine households can’t afford real cost of eating well

Community members gathered last week to gain a better understanding the real cost of eating well. It is not an easy situation for one in nine households in Hastings and Prince Edward counties facing food insecurity – a term describing those who do not have access to nutritious food on a daily basis. That equates […]

Health unit sets budget, encourages measles vaccination

The Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit board approved a $15.6 million budget Wednesday at its meeting in Belleville – a 1.2 per cent increase over last year. Medical officer of health Dr. Richard Schabas, stated in a release that the increase is due in part to an increased demand for some services such as the […]

Be a quitter

Be a quitter

Area residents can challenge themselves or a friend to quit smoking for the new year. The sixth annual Driven to Quit Challenge will return in 2011. It is hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit. The challenge will offer prizes, including a new car, to […]

First flu case confirmed

The first lab-confirmed case of influenza this flu season has been reported to the local public health unit. The confirmed case was Influenza A. “This is a relatively late start to the flu season,” says Dr. Richard Schabas, medical officer of health for the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit. “The influenza numbers across […]

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