News

July 19, 2017

Don’t Let the Bugs Stop Your Fun

Huron County Health Unit reminds people, when enjoying outdoor activities, to protect themselves against mosquito and tick bites. Precautions include: wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes, using an insect repellent approved by Health Canada, limit time outdoors at dawn and dusk, and conducting head-to-toe tick checks. Visit ontario.ca/lyme for more information.

July 12, 2017

Free Outdoor Movie Night in Blyth July 28

Families are invited to a free outdoor movie night at Blyth Lions Park on July 28, 2017 as part of the Blyth 140th Anniversary celebrations.

July 11, 2017

Community Food Advisors Now Recruiting

The Huron County Health Unit is recruiting new Community Food Advisor (CFA) volunteers. CFAs work with Health Unit staff and community partners to promote healthy eating and food safety through presentations, cooking classes and other educational appearances across the county. Training is free and begins in October.

Special Meeting of the Huron County Economic Development Board

Special Meeting of the Economic Development Board to be held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Economic Development Office Board Room, 54 West Street, 2nd floor, Goderich.

July 6, 2017

Technology required for competitive agriculture relies on high-speed Internet connectivity

Huron County is seeking to partner with the federal government to expand broadband connectivity

July 4, 2017

Be Careful Around Discarded Sharp Objects

The Huron County Health Unit is reminding people to be careful if they come across discarded needles on beaches, parks or other recreational areas. Sharp objects, such as used needles, razor blades or any item that could cut skin should be handled carefully.

June 26, 2017

After a Flood: clean up tips

With heavy rainfall and flooding in Huron County over the weekend, the Huron County Health Unit has suggestions for safe clean up. Particular areas of concern include: drinking water, septic systems, food, power outages, air quality and mould.

June 23, 2017

Make Sun Safety a New Family Rule

The Health Unit is reminding families to enjoy the sun safely. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays, cause sunburns, skin cancer and eye damage. Children are most at risk because they tend to spend more time outdoors when the sun’s rays are strongest. So make sun safety a new family rule!