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

  • Tips to stay safe and warm during cold temperatures

    Simcoe, ON. December 19, 2019 – With low temperatures hitting the area, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding the public to protect themselves from the cold. Exposure to cold temperatures for a long period of time can impact blood circulation around the body resulting in frostbite and hypothermia. In temperatures of -15°C or colder, unprotected […]

  • Residents warned to avoid driving through flooded roads

    Nov. 27 – With a Flood Warning in place along the Lake Erie shoreline, Norfolk County and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are reminding people to take precautions for their safety, including avoiding areas that are affected by floodwaters. Residents should not to walk or drive through floodwaters, as they can be deeper than they appear. […]

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit marks Overdose Awareness Day

    Aug. 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be participating in the first overdose awareness event at the Delhi Tobacco Museum/Quance Park. From 1-4 p.m. the Health Unit’s Harm Reduction Team will be providing information about preventing overdose as well as distributing free naloxone kits.   The purpose of the day […]

  • HNHU Issues Heat Warning

    SIMCOE, July 5, 2019 – With daytime maximum temperatures expected to rise into the low 30s with a humidex values near 40 expected this afternoon, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for the residents and visitors of Haldimand and Norfolk counties. A Heat Warning is issued when two […]

  • HNHU Offers Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

    May 30th, 2018- SIMCOE, ON- With the arrival of summer comes an increase in outdoor temperatures and humidex values. The Haldimand-Norfolk Heath Unit (HNHU) would like to remind the public of tips on how to beat the heat and stay cool, as well as to check in on family and friends who may be more […]