Bunkhouse Approvals Open House May 1

Norfolk County, Ont. – April 40, 2018 – An open house on May 1 is aimed at farmers who are planning on adding a bunkhouse to their farm, either by building a new building or retrofitting an existing one.

 

Representatives of the Building Department, Planning Department, Economic Development Department, Fire Department, Health Department and other related agencies will be on hand.

 

The open house will take place on May 1, 2018, from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Norfolk County Robinson Administration Building, 185 Robinson St, Simcoe.

Food & drink influencers heading to Norfolk County for Terroir Rural Retreat

NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. – April 18, 2018 – Norfolk County chefs have been hard at work creating their dishes for the Terroir Rural Retreat on Tuesday, April 24.

Local restaurants that are Feast On certified will be front and center at the Terroir Rural Retreat, which will attract about 150 food and drink influencers from Canada and other nations.

Over a dozen chefs, including those from the Blue Elephant, The Combine, David’s and Erie Beach Hotel, will gather at the Burning Kiln Winery to create a unique experience for the media influencers.

Norfolk County responds to roadway flooding on Hastings Drive, Long Point

Norfolk County, ON – April 17, 2018 – Norfolk County

Following the prolonged weekend ice storm, high wind and subsequent rainfall over the past 48 hours, Norfolk County’s Roads Department was forced to close the western end of Hastings Drive in the Long Point area.

Impassable road conditions required the installation of full width barriers to restrict access until such time as the road damage can be assessed by the County.

Homeless Enumeration in Haldimand and Norfolk Set for May 2018

SIMCOE, ON – April 11th, 2018 Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services and Housing Department will be conducting homeless enumeration from May 7th to May 11th in Haldimand and Norfolk. Volunteers will be out in the community, talking to community members who are experiencing homelessness.

Homeless enumeration is measuring the number of people experiencing homelessness at a point in time. Those experiencing homelessness will be surveyed by service agency staff and trained volunteers between May 7th and May 11th in communities throughout Haldimand and Norfolk.

Dual MOH Appointments

SIMCOE, ON. April 10th, 2018.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Board of Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, as the full time Acting Medical Officer of Health commencing October 01, 2018.

Dr. Shanker Nesathurai currently holds several clinical and academic responsibilities:

  • Chief of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Chief of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St.

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

Simcoe, ON April 4th, 2018 The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with public health units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The “Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy” campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development and the free dental programs and services that are available for eligible kids 0-17.

Good oral health is important for a child’s self-esteem, sense of well-being and overall health.

Up to Date Immunization Records Keep Kids in School

SIMCOE, ON. March 26th, 2018. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) would like to remind parents about the importance of reporting their child’s immunization to Public Health. The HNHU is working with parents of students aged seven and seventeen to reduce the numbers of students who will be suspended from school on April 26th, 2018.

“Our focus is on protecting students against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Our business is disease prevention not school suspension.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is Launching an Active Tick Surveillance Program.

SIMCOE, MARCH 20th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has launched an active tick surveillance program to track the number of deer tick (also known as blacklegged ticks) and the prevalence of Lyme disease causing bacterium in our area.

Active tick surveillance consists of collecting deer ticks, the main carrier of Lyme disease, in their natural habitat. Collection consists of dragging a large white sheet along the ground in areas where ticks are known to frequent.

HNHU Receives Reports of “Purple Heroin” in Community

SIMCOE, MARCH 20th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has received reports from the community that “purple heroin” is circulating in Haldimand and Norfolk counties. “Purple heroin”, so-called because it is often tinted purple, is reported to be heroin laced with a highly toxic illicit fentanyl. Hamilton Public Health released an alert about the drug late last week.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit would like to remind the public that all drugs can be cut (mixed) with other drugs.

Dr. Kal Jumaily approved for Norfolk County incentive

March 5, 2018 – Norfolk County has approved Dr. Kal Jumaily for a project under the Environmental Site Assessment Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

Dr. Jumaily will receive a grant of up to $15,000 to conduct an environmental study on the property located at 68 King St., Delhi which is slated for development.

Incentives are available from Norfolk County for architectural design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement.

LRH Larry R Hemeryck Chartered Professional Accountants approved for Norfolk County incentive

Simcoe, Ont. – March 1, 2018 – Norfolk County has approved LRH  Larry R Hemeryck Chartered Professional Accountants for a project under the Landscaping, Signage and Property Improvement Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

LRH Professional Accounting & Tax Services will receive a grant of up to $2,000 to install retail signage for property located at 49 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe.

Incentives are available from Norfolk County for architectural design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement.

Port Dover Development Inc. approved for Norfolk County incentive

Port Dover, Ont. – February 28, 2018 – Norfolk County has approved Port Dover Development Inc. for a project under the Environmental Site Assessment Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

Port Dover Development Inc. will receive a grant of up to $15,000 for each property slated for development to conduct environmental studies on the properties located at 225 Chapman Street, 230 Chapman Street and 2 Lynn Street, Port Dover.

Incentives are available from Norfolk County for architectural design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement.

Second Mouse Cheesetique approved for Norfolk County incentive

Norfolk County has approved Second Mouse Cheesetique for a project under the Landscaping, Signage and Property Improvement Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

Second Mouse Cheesetique will receive a grant of up to $2,000 to install retail signage on the property located at 307 Main Street, Delhi.

Incentives are available from Norfolk County for architectural design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement.

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Offers Flood Safety Tips

SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 22, 2018– In light of recent flooding in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) wants to offer some simple tips on how the public can stay safe under these hazardous conditions.

Stay informed:  Listen to local radio and news stations to keep up-to-date on the situation.  Check county websites for more information such as road closures, boil water advisories or other directions from authorities.  Contact your insurance company to understand what you may or may not be covered for.

HNHU Commends Norfolk County’s Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-Law

SIMCOE, ON FEBRUARY 15th, 2018 The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) would like to applaud the upcoming enactment of a Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces bylaw in Norfolk County.  The bylaw will help protect residents from second hand smoke above and beyond the baseline protection the Smoke-Free Ontario Act offers.

Starting May 1st, 2018, the by-law will:

  • Prohibit smoking within a 9 meter radius of any entrance or exit of a municipally owned, operated, or leased building such as: county offices, libraries, community centres, museums, etc.