News: Health Unit

January 14, 2019

wouldurather…stick to your new year’s resolution and win?

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking or cut back? Are you between the ages of 18 and 29? If so, register for the wouldurather… contest and you could stick to your resolution AND win big!

December 20, 2018

Flu Has Arrived in Huron County

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit has been notified of the first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza in Huron County for the 2018-19 flu season.

December 13, 2018

Please be aware and carry naloxone if using a substance

The Huron County Health Unit, in conjunction with the Huron County Substance Misuse Working Group, is aware of Perth county and area reporting a rise in opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

December 10, 2018

Fall interim report for Huron County Wind Turbine Study about Noise, Vibration, and Light

The fall interim report for the Huron County Wind Turbine Study about Noise, Vibration, and Light is now available.

December 5, 2018

Cannabis, Vaping, Tobacco Covered Under Updated Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Laws around smoking cannabis and vaping are outlined in the recently updated Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

November 30, 2018

wouldurather…Quit Contest Returns to Huron County

More young adults smoke in this province compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit.
The best way to do that? Use evidence-based quit aids and get into a program that has been specifically tailored for young adults 18-29.

November 19, 2018

Health Unit Offers Advice on Radon Testing

The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test for it, so be sure to pick the right radon kit.

November 14, 2018

Know HIV, No Stigma: Red Scarf comes to Seaforth November 30

The incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention are still overshadowed by stigma around the subject. To help raise awareness and fight stigma, the Huron County Health Unit is bringing Red Scarf and the “Know HIV. No Stigma” campaign to Seaforth on November 30.

October 17, 2018

Health Unit offers education session on new regulation

A recent Ontario regulation means changes for personal service settings; the Huron County Health Unit is offering a free education session about the regulation this November to owners and operators who provide these services.

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.