Health Unit

October 4, 2018
Health Unit Plans to Reduce Harms from Legalized Cannabis

Cannabis will become legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. This includes the legal use of non-medicinal cannabis.

September 26, 2018
Health Unit: Protect Your Flock This Thanksgiving!

How good are you at protecting your flock when preparing Thanksgiving meals?

September 14, 2018
Focus on Health, Not Weight

Huron County, ON – “Stigma about how much someone weighs is harmful, and society needs to stop focusing on weight and focus on health instead,” says Amy MacDonald, the Public Health Dietitian with the Huron County Health Unit.

September 12, 2018
Health Unit marks 20th anniversary of Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

The Huron County Health Unit is marking the 20th anniversary of Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

August 27, 2018
West Nile Virus Found in Huron County Mosquitoes

Huron County, ON – West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes in Huron County. The Huron County Health Unit traps mosquitoes weekly and has them identified and tested. One sample, collected on Aug. 22, 2018, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

August 10, 2018
Six Huron County beaches under no-swim advisory

Six of the beaches monitored by the Huron County Health Unit for water quality are under a no-swim advisory for at least this weekend.

August 9, 2018
How to Deal Safely with Bats

Have you found a bat in your home recently? You’re not alone. During the warmer months it is common for bats to find their way into homes through open windows and openings as small as 1.25 cm (3/8 of an inch). The Huron County Health Unit reminds residents to avoid bat exposures.

August 8, 2018
County-owned properties go smoke-free

Beginning September 1, 2018, a new by-law prohibiting smoking anywhere on County-owned property will come into effect.

August 2, 2018
Several Huron County beaches under no-swim advisory

Due to recent heavy rainfalls in the area, the Huron County Health Unit is reporting that several of the beaches it monitors along Lake Huron are under a no-swim advisory.

July 26, 2018
Keep Enjoying the Sun, Safely!

As we head into the second half of our summer, the Huron County Health Unit reminds residents to keep enjoying the sun safely.