Funding to the Porcupine Health Unit has been frozen.

Ontario has deemed the PHU as over-funded, along with 80 per cent of the rest of the province.

Health units in the GTA have been classified as under-funded because of their population growth.

But Mayor of Timmins, Steve Black says health rates in northern Ontario are much higher.

Black says this will start to affect the Porcupine Health Unit in the next year.

The Porcupine Health Unit may have to look to each municipality in the Northeast to get more funding moving forward.

Story by: Taylor Ablett