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

  • Health Unit’s West Nile virus bird-sighting program begins

    SIMCOE, ON, MAY 14, 2008 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is once again asking local residents to keep an eye out for dead birds in the fight against West Nile virus. Residents can report dead birds to the Health Unit’s hotline at 519-426-6170 Ext. 3470. “The dead-bird surveillance program allows the Health Unit to reduce […]

  • Local food costs up 5% over five years

    SIMCOE, ON, APRIL 9, 2008 – The weekly cost of food for a family of four has increased by about 5% over the past five years in Haldimand and Norfolk, compared to 10% for Ontario as a whole. That statistic is contained in the annual Nutritious Food Basket report released this week by the Haldimand-Norfolk […]

  • Sowing the Seeds – Harvesting Readers

    SIMCOE, ON,APRIL 7, 2008- A celebration took place at the Greens at Renton on Saturday, March 29. On the course, the sun was shining and birds sang spring’s praises. But inside the conference center, the newly formed Haldimand Norfolk Literacy Team was setting up to welcome participants to the Sowing the Seeds – Harvesting Readers […]

  • Dental health deteriorating in Haldimand and Norfolk

    SIMCOE, ON, APRIL 4, 2008 – We seem to be losing the battle for good dental health in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, despite an extensive child screening process and dental health promotional programs. The deteriorating state of dental health in the two counties is outlined in a Dental Health Report released today by the Haldimand-Norfolk […]

  • Youth group plans cigarette butt cleanup April 12

    SIMCOE, ON, APRIL 3, 2008 – Building on last year’s successful campaign, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Youth Action Alliance will be cleaning up cigarette butts in both counties on Saturday, April 12. The youth group, known locally as Fresh Heir, will strive to raise awareness that “little butts can make a big difference” by making […]