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

  • Health Precautions for Heat Waves

    Simcoe JUNE 20, 2016 – As recent weather brings hot and humid conditions into the area, the HNHU is reminding the public to take precautions during extreme heat events. Members of the public are advised to take these precautions: Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty. Go to air-conditioned places, including shopping […]

  • Sharing the road one metre at a time

    SIMCOE, JUNE 17 2016 – Cycling for recreation and tourism is on the rise in both Haldimand and Norfolk counties. As more and more riders take to the road, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reminds all users to share the road. “Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and the rules of the road apply to cyclists and […]

  • Celebrating 10 Years of Smoke-Free Ontario

    SIMCOE, June 1, 2016 WHAT: Youth volunteers are celebrating the 10th anniversary Smoke-Free Ontario (SFO). The event will include a variety of games such as Zorb racing, giant Jenga and human checkers, all supporting the theme of “beating tobacco at their own games”. WHO: The Health Education and Advocacy Team, a youth volunteer group with […]

  • The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Celebrates 10 years of Smoke-Free Ontario

    SIMCOE, MAY 31st, 2016 – May 31st is World No Tobacco Day.  This year, it also marks the 10th anniversary of Smoke-Free Ontario. Smoke-Free Ontario (SFO) has been helping people quit smoking, protecting people from second-hand smoke and encouraging young people to never start for the past decade. It has led to over 400,000 fewer […]

  • Results of Infant Feeding Survey Released by Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

    Simcoe, May 25, 2016 85.6% of new mothers breastfed their newborns at birth, but only 20.4% of mothers breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, according to the results from the HNHU 2014 Infant Feeding Survey. The survey of consenting women was conducted by phone 48 hours after discharge from the hospital (403 participants), at […]