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  • Website offers healthy workplace ideas

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 19, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is urging people to make use of a website with ideas and suggestions on how to increase health in the workplace. The site,, has been established in connection with Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week 2007, which runs from Oct. 22 to 28. Healthy Workplace Week […]

  • Local hair stylists are also breast friends

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 18, 2007 – Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and local hair styling salons are sharing that message with their clients, thanks to a project co-sponsored by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. The “Be a Breast Friend” project, initiated jointly by health units throughout central west Ontario, provides information to local hair […]

  • Youth group will rake leaves to combat teen tobacco use

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 12, 2007 – Armed with rakes, paper waste bags and some startling facts, members of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Youth Action Alliance will soon be out on area lawns alerting other young people to some alarming truths about tobacco use. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the teenage members of the alliance, also known […]

  • Local teens urged to join “trick or truth” pumpkin carving contest

    CALEDONIA, ON, OCT. 12, 2007 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s local youth group, Fresh Heir, is holding an all-ages “trick or truth” pumpkin carving contest to shed light on how the tobacco industry tries to trick young people into using its products. “Halloween is a time when a lot of people hide behind a mask, […]

  • Lyme disease still a concern, Health Unit cautions

    SIMCOE, ON, OCT. 11, 2007 – Unseasonably warm weather has extended the danger of contracting Lyme disease, cautions the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “With the warm fall we are having, it is important for people to know that ticks are still active,” explained Healthy Environment Program Coordinator Glen Steen. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted […]