Houghton Public School and St. Frances Cabrini receive Gold Standing for OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification

June 19th, 2018, Simcoe, ON Two local schools, Houghton Public School in Langton and St. Frances Cabrini in Delhi, are both raising banners after achieving gold status in OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification program for the 2017/2018 school year.

The Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) Healthy School Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. OPHEA sets out six health priority health topics: physical activity, healthy eating, personal safety and injury prevention, growth and development, mental health, and substance use.

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.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Now Conducting Active Tick Surveillance

Simcoe, ON May 22nd, 2018 The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) will be in both Haldimand and Norfolk counties dragging for deer ticks throughout May and June. The public may see the HNHU staff, dressed in white coveralls, out in the field.

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.

Curbside Collection of Garbage and Recyclables on Long Point

LONG POINT, ON – MAY 18, 2018

Norfolk County’s Environmental Services Department will be suspending the collection of recycling material from Long Point as a result of the Long Point Causeway Bridge load restriction. Garbage Collection will be provided by Norfolk County at the regular curbside collection points.

Normal collection day for Long Point is Monday.  Due to the Statutory Holiday, there is a collection delay.  Garbage Collection for Long Point will occur on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

MEDIA RELEASE HIGHWAY 59 (LONG POINT CAUSEWAY) – SPEED REDUCTION AND LOAD RESTRICTION

LONG POINT, ON – MAY 17, 2018 Earlier this week it was determined that a portion of the Long Point Causeway Bridge had suffered structural compromise. The initial engineering advice recommended that traffic speed be reduced to 30km/h, and directed immediate enhanced inspection of the causeway bridge. Norfolk County has now received enhanced Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) analysis from qualified engineers which indicates that a 16 foot span of the Southbound lane bridge deck (the horizontal portion of the bridge upon which traffic travels) has experienced significant deterioration.

Highway 59 (Long Point Causeway) – Lane Reduction on Bridge

LONG POINT, ON – MAY 16, 2018 – Effective immediately the lanes located on Highway 59 (Long Point Causeway) in the vicinity of the bridge have been narrowed and an advisory speed limit has been posted of 30 kilometres per hour.  Arrangements have been made to bring temporary signals on site to further reduce the bridge to a single lane of traffic.  It is anticipated that these temporary traffic signals will be in place and operational by the end of the day on May 17, 2018.