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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
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  • School children urged to seek protection from the sun

    SIMCOE, ON, SEPT. 10, 2007 – With the new school year underway, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding students and parents that the sun’s rays can still damage skin. “Even as the days get cooler, the sun remains strong enough to burn unprotected skin,” warned Health Unit Health Promoter Krysta Clark. “On cloudy, misty or […]

  • “Breathing Free” campaign launched

    SIMCOE, ON, AUG. 28, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Heath Unit is encouraging employees to take action if their rights to a smoke-free work environment are not being upheld. Under the Smoke-Free Ontario act, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces and the Health Unit is launching a “Breathing Free” campaign to raise awareness of the […]

  • Laws needed to curb tobacco marketing aimed at youths

    Members of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s tobacco-resistance youth group, Fresh Heir, rally in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, to call for Canadian laws curbing tobacco industry marketing aimed at young people. From left are Heather McArthur, Paul Misner, Katie Mattina, Kristen Rattray, Michelina Palermo, Lucas Lubin and Brett Warner. SIMCOE, ON, Aug. 24, 2007 – Several […]

  • Health Unit again offering vaccines to Grade 7 students

    SIMCOE, ON, AUG. 23, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is again offering its annual hepatitis B and meningococcal C vaccines to Grade 7 students. “Information kits with consent forms have been sent to the schools and will be distributed to the children through their teachers in early September,” said Clinical Services Team Program Coordinator […]

  • Health Unit detects West Nile virus in our area

    SIMCOE, ON, AUG. 20, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has detected West Nile virus in our area. “West Nile virus was found in one of our mosquito traps in Jarvis,” said Public Health Inspector Gary Nedlkou. The Health Unit monitors 18 mosquito traps weekly throughout Haldimand and Norfolk counties. This is the first positive […]