Risks of Hydrogen Sulphide

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a colourless gas that smells like rotten eggs. At very high levels, hydrogen sulphide can be flammable and lethal.

If there is a leak of hydrogen sulphide or other hazardous chemicals in your area, contact the Spills Action Centre of the Ministry of Environment by calling 416-325-3000, 1-800-268-6060 (toll-free), or 1-855-889-5775 (TTY).

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Emergency Information Vial

When you need emergency assistance, having your medical history and medicine information in one place may save your life!

What is it?

The Vial of Life program is being reintroduced to Haldimand and Norfolk in conjunction with first responders and community partners. The program allows individuals to have their most up-to-date pertinent medical information in their home for paramedics to reference during an emergency. Paramedics can then assess and apply the most appropriate care and drug treatment as quickly as possible, increasing the patient’s chances of a more positive outcome In an emergency, time is of the essence.

Local Foods to Health Care Facilities Initiative

A leader in promoting locally grown food, Norfolk County expanded its work into the County’s health care facilities. Norfolk County’s Local Foods to Health Care Facilities Initiative was funded by The Greenbelt Fund, a sister organization of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

With funding from the Ontario Government, the Fund helped to increase the amount of Ontario food served in daycares, schools, universities and colleges, hospitals and long-term care facilities through its program, the Broader Public Sector Investment Fund: Promoting Ontario Food.

County Divisions

Municipal governments provide public services that meet the needs of their residents. Municipal governments raise most of the money for financing these services from the property taxes paid by residents and businesses, along with funding from other levels of government. Municipalities are governed by municipal councils which make decisions about municipal financing and services. In Ontario, the head of a local (lower or single-tier) municipal council is called the mayor. The members of the council are called councillors.