Clearville Campground

Beach Status Sample DateJune 13, 2022Geometric Mean10

Mitchell’s Bay

Beach Status Sample DateJune 13, 2022Geometric Mean506

Howard Township Park West

Beach Status Sample DateJune 13, 2022Geometric Mean13

A Day in the Life of a Public Health Inspector: Vector Borne Diseases Edition

Annoyed campers

Ah, Summer! Beaches, boating, ball games, BBQ’s, and Vector Borne Diseases. “Vector Borne Diseases” is a relatively LARGE term that is brought on by two incredibly small organisms; mosquitos and ticks –and with the warmer weather we are at an increased risk of coming into contact with these organisms. Thankfully, CK Public Health Inspectors have “got your back” and are … Read More

Falls

Falls PreventionTIPS TO PREVENT FALLS: ▸Physical ActivityNow is the time to get up and get moving! “Engaging in regular exercise is one of the best things individuals can do to ensure that they age successfully” – Sport for Life, 2016 Keeping active helps: you feel healthier and stronger improve your balance reduce falls and injuries from a fall you stay … Read More

Alerts

Alerts2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Learn about how CK Public Health is preparing for the 2019 novel coronavirus in Ontario. Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms. Learn MoreAlerts CK Public Health provides alerts for a wide variety of topic areas that include: Beaches, Pools and … Read More

What do you know about Blue-Green Algae?

Be aware of beach/river water.  If it appears bright green or pea soup in colour you need to know this: Blue-green algae are tiny plants that live in fresh water. Normally blue-green algae are barely visible, but, during warm weather, they can quickly increase to form a large mass called a bloom. Blooms most commonly occur during the late summer and … Read More

Blue-Green Algae or Cyanobacteria

We wish to remind residents to stay out of beach/river water if it appears bright green or pea soup in colour. Blue-green algae are microscopic plants that live in fresh water and their scientific name is Cyanobacteria. Normally blue-green algae are barely visible, but, during warm weather, populations can rapidly increase to form a large mass called a bloom. Blooms … Read More

Tips to Stay Cool

Picture of kids in a sprinkler

Extremely hot weather and humidity can be very dangerous. Follow these steps to “STAY COOL” this summer: Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated. Drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water, before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not … Read More