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

  • Media Advisory – Media Kit for Harm Reduction May 2017

    Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]

  • (Update) Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinics Offered Due to Costco Frozen Fruit Recall

    Simcoe, ON – April 21st, 2016 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit encourages residents with questions or concerns about the frozen fruit recall from Costco to visit the health unit website at  If there are further questions, please contact the health unit at 519-426-6170 Ext. 3214 On April 15, 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) […]

  • Bat Positive for Rabies in Haldimand County

    SIMCOE, June 25, 2015 – A bat from a property in Haldimand County has tested positive for rabies. A bat has not been found positive for rabies in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties since 2010. “While we are seeing a decline in rabies throughout Ontario, and we have not had a case of rabies in a […]

  • Update on Measles Activity in Haldimand

    SIMCOE, MARCH 19, 2015- In light of recent media reports and public inquiries, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit would like to clarify that the confirmed case of measles reported yesterday is in fact a resident of Hamilton working in the Nanticoke area.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases of measles that reside in Haldimand or Norfolk. […]

  • Step Up to a Healthier You!

    SIMCOE, October 29, 2014 – A series of FREE, engaging classes aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage chronic diseases is being offered by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “The ‘Step Up to a Healthier You’ program is designed to not only help participants understand the risk factors that can lead to stroke, heart […]