HNHU: West Nile Positive Mosquitoes for the First Time in Five Years

August 1st, 2018 Simcoe, ON The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has recorded its first batch of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in five years. These positive mosquitoes came from one of the HNHU’s mosquito traps located in Simcoe.

Mosquito trapping is done as part of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s West Nile Program to monitor and report local activity and to mitigate the risk of people contracting West Nile virus. The HNHU is committed to the ongoing surveillance program throughout the active mosquito season to determine risk of West Nile virus transmission to our community.

Student Start Up Marketplace on August 2 at Venture Norfolk

SIMCOE, Ont. – July 24, 2018 – The Norfolk County Student Start Up Program (SSUP) helps young people in Grades 6 to 12 become entrepreneurs during the summer. On August 2nd from 11am to 4pm, several Student Start Up businesses will be showcasing their goods and services at Venture Norfolk at 4077 Hwy 3 East, Simcoe.

This year, over 40 students are trying their hand at running a small business.

Entrepreneurs can ‘Win This Space’ in downtown Simcoe

SIMCOE, Ont. – July 23, 2018 – Norfolk County has launched the “Win This Space” competition, where entrepreneurs have the chance to pitch their business ideas and receive free rent for one year in a high-traffic downtown Simcoe location.

Participants in the competition must be 18 years of age or older, be a resident of Ontario, and the winning business must be open to the public a minimum of 35 hours per week.

39 student businesses funded by Norfolk County and sponsors

Norfolk County’s Tourism and Economic Development Department, in partnership with local sponsors, has funded 39 student businesses through the municipality’s Student Start Up Program (SSUP).

Student Start Up Program Norfolk County SSUPStudents in Grades 6 to 12 applied to the program in mid June. This year, 97 student businesses applied to the program. There was enough funding for 39 recipients.

This year’s sponsors are: Norfolk County, Venture Norfolk, Rassaun Services, Titan Trailers, EZ Grow Farms, Owl Ops, South Coast BBQ Fire Pits, G.

Long Point Causeway Bridge Update

LONG POINT, ON – June 22, 2018

Work is ongoing on the Long Point Causeway Bridge.  Effective Friday June 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Norfolk County will be removing the load restriction from the Long Point Causeway Bridge. The bridge will remain under a reduced speed limit.  Larger vehicles such as septic haulers, water haulers, fuel trucks, construction vehicles, etc. may resume normal operations.

Work on the temporary solution will continue and both lanes will be opened as soon as practical (anticipated to be in the next three weeks).

Long Point Causeway Bridge Update and Furniture and Appliance Pickup Update

LONG POINT, ON – June 14, 2018

Norfolk County is pleased to announce that works are under way on the interim solution for the Long Point Causeway Bridge.  Once the work is completed, the weight restriction will be removed and the reduced speed will remain in place.  It is anticipated that the weight restriction will be able to be removed next week.

Furniture and Appliance Pickup date has been rescheduled to Monday, June 25, 2018.

Long Point Causeway Bridge Update

LONG POINT, ON – June 7, 2018

Norfolk County is pleased to announce that work is expected to commence on the interim solution for the Long Point Causeway Bridge on Monday June 11, 2018.

During the construction work, traffic on the bridge will continue to be reduced to a single lane controlled by temporary traffic signals or flagmen.  The weight limit and speed limit reduction will be in place for the duration of the construction period.

Haldimand & Norfolk Housing Department to host Community Debrief for Homeless Enumeration

Simcoe, ON- June 6th, 2018 Haldimand & Norfolk Housing Department will be hosting a community debrief to wrap  up the week long homeless enumeration conducted May 7th-11th, 2018 throughout both counties.

This is an opportunity to share our initial findings with volunteers, participants and interested community members.

The event will be held at the Jarvis Community Centre on June 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome.

Haldimand-Norfolk Health and Social Services Launches New Logo

May 30th, 2018- Simcoe, ON- On June 4th, 2018, Haldimand-Norfolk Health and Social Services (HNHSS) will be presenting a new face to the community. This comes after the Norfolk County decision to streamline the use of multiple logos within the Corporation and to use one distinct logo. As HNHSS serves both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, the division requires its own logo.

Three of the departments under Haldimand-Norfolk Health and Social Services will retire their old logos and will now be branded with one new logo.

HNHU Offers Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

May 30th, 2018- SIMCOE, ON- With the arrival of summer comes an increase in outdoor temperatures and humidex values. The Haldimand-Norfolk Heath Unit (HNHU) would like to remind the public of tips on how to beat the heat and stay cool, as well as to check in on family and friends who may be more vulnerable to the heat.

“Heat related illness is preventable. During hot days, it is important that you, your family and pets drink plenty of water or fluids and stay cool.

Norfolk County Delhi Administration Building among the first ENERGY STAR® certified buildings in Canada

DELHI, ON –MAY 30, 2018 – Norfolk County is proud to announce that the Delhi Administration Building has been awarded Natural Resources Canada’s ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance. The Delhi Administration Building is one of the first buildings to be certified in Canada.

“Congratulations to Norfolk County, whose Delhi Administration Building was among the first to qualify for ENERGY STAR certification in Canada. Energy-efficient buildings play a key role in helping Canada achieve its greenhouse gas reduction commitments, and we are proud to recognize organizations that are leading the way,” said the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

Community Fair to Celebrate Bike Month

SIMCOE, MAY 28th , 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and community partners are celebrating Bike Month with a public event on Saturday, June 2nd at Simcoe Lions Park. The Squeaky Wheel Community Bike Fair will feature the Helmets for Kids and Adults Event offered annually by BachmannLaw, The Personal Injury Group.

“We have been holding our own helmet event for about five years now and are excited to be part of an even bigger community event,” said Christine Zammit-Agnew, office manager at BachmannLaw.

Long Point Causeway Bridge Update

LONG POINT, ON – MAY 25, 2018 – Norfolk County Public Works is now pleased to confirm that an interim solution to re-establish full use of the Causeway Bridge has been developed.

It is anticipated that normal operations may resume by late June 2018.

Until this time however, posted weight restrictions and speed reductions will remain in effect.

The County apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.

Business start-up funding available for Grade 6-12 students

NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. – May 25, 2018 – Norfolk County’s award-winning Student Start Up Program (SSUP Norfolk) is back.

Norfolk County and is sponsors are excited about another year engaging entrepreneurs grades 6 to 12 and expanding Norfolk County’s commitment to the youth through engagement and retention.

In 2017 Norfolk County received 188 applications from students from grades 6 to 12 and awarded 94 student start-up businesses cash, assisting 107 students in part through applications that were partnerships. 

Curbside Collection of Garbage and Recyclables on Long Point

LONG POINT, ON – MAY 25, 2018  – Norfolk County’s Environmental Services Department continues to suspend the collection of recycling material from Long Point as a result of the Long Point Causeway Bridge load restriction.

Garbage Collection will however continue to be provided by Norfolk County at the usual curbside collection points on the regular Monday collection day.

Residents are requested to retain their recyclable materials until further notice.  Once an interim solution to the Long Point Causeway Bridge load restriction is resolved, regular recycling collection will resume.