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

  • West Nile Positive Mosquitoes for the First Time in Five Years

    August 1st, 2018 Simcoe, ON The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has recorded its first batch of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in five years. These positive mosquitoes came from one of the HNHU’s mosquito traps located in Simcoe. Mosquito trapping is done as part of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s West Nile Program to […]

  • First Rabid Raccoon Found in Norfolk County

    SIMCOE, JANUARY 24th, 2018– The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) was notified yesterday by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that a raccoon from just north of Simcoe has tested positive for rabies.  While there has been widespread rabies activity within areas of Haldimand County since the raccoon rabies outbreak began in 2015, this is […]

  • Evacuation order lifted

    Norfolk County Control Group / norfolkcounty.ca/emergency Norfolk County, ON – September 14, 2017 – The second gas well leaking hydrogen sulphide (H2S) has been brought into compliance. The well is now officially abandoned under the mandate of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The remaining three residences have been notified that the evacuation order […]