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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • What the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit wants you to know about cannabis legalization

    SIMCOE, ON October 17th, 2018. The federal government has legalized recreational cannabis. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) wants to ensure the public knows what this means locally. While recreational cannabis is now legal for adults, it is still illegal in Ontario for anyone under 19 to purchase, possess or use recreational cannabis. “Legal doesn’t mean […]

  • HNHU Distributes Over 60 Naloxone Kits in Dunnville

    SIMCOE, MAY 3rd, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) Harm Reduction program had a successful naloxone outreach blitz in the Dunnville community on Friday, April 20th, 2018. Over 60 kits were distributed to people at risk of opioid overdose or concerned family members and friends. This blitz was in response to concerns relayed by […]

  • Strong Heroin in Dunnville Community

    What? There are reports of higher strength heroin circulating in Dunnville and increased overdoses occurring because of its strength. In response, the HNHU’s Harm Reduction Team will distribute free naloxone kits on Friday, April 20th at the Dunnville Health & Social Services office located at 117 Forest St E., Dunnville. 9:30am-3:30 pm. No appointment required. […]

  • HNHU Receives Reports of “Purple Heroin” in Community

    SIMCOE, MARCH 20th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has received reports from the community that “purple heroin” is circulating in Haldimand and Norfolk counties. “Purple heroin”, so-called because it is often tinted purple, is reported to be heroin laced with a highly toxic illicit fentanyl. Hamilton Public Health released an alert about the […]

  • Secure Kiosks Set up for Needle Disposal

    SIMCOE, ON FEBRUARY 8th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is pleased to announce that secure sharps kiosks will be installed in February at their three office locations: 12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe; 282 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; and 117 Forest St. E. Dunnville. Community members use needles/sharps for many reasons, including medical ones. There […]