Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:13 PM
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established on the first of June 2008 to document the history and impacts of the residential schools on Canada's Indigenous communities. In the Commission’s Final Report, one of the ninety-four calls to action included establishing a statutory holiday.
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to designate September 30 a federal holiday called National Truth and Reconciliation Day. It is a day set aside for recognizing...
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 02:56 PM
Southwestern Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a letter to all workplaces in Elgin County, Oxford County, and the City of St. Thomas recommending vaccination policies to protect their employees and the public from COVID-19.
The proposal comes during the fourth wave of the pandemic, with 82 active cases currently reported by the health unit, the majority of which are people under 40 who are not yet vaccinated.
“Workplaces have worked very hard over the past 18 months to help control...
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 01:03 PM
On September 9, the Southwestern Public Health Board of Health accepted a notice of retirement from Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health.
Dr. Lock has made considerable contributions to the health and well-being of all those living in Oxford County, Elgin County, and the City of St. Thomas since joining public health in 2014. Throughout Dr. Lock’s tenure with SWPH, she further established critical relationships within primary care, hospitals, and the larger health...
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:06 PM
A new dog biting incident has taken place in the Southwestern Public Health region.
The incident took place in the early morning of September 1 between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m. in St. Thomas. The location was Centre Street, between Queen and Metcalfe Streets. The dog was being walked by a male when it bit another person. The owner noted that the dog was a rescue. The dog is described as medium to large, with floppy ears.
Southwestern Public Health is seeking information about the incident to locate the...
Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021 03:05 PM
Southwestern Public Health is looking for additional information related to a dog biting incident at Victoria Park Community Centre in Ingersoll.
On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an off-leash dog began chasing another dog. A male bystander attempted to help the owner harness the dog and was bit in the process. The dog is described as tan coloured, likely a Sheppard-husky mix. The owner of the dog is female aged in her 20s or 30s.
If you have any information about this incident,...
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 11:10 AM
Do you need a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Receipt?
Many people are looking for an electronic or print copy of their COVID-19 vaccination receipt now that the Ontario government has announced vaccination passports are required for certain indoor settings as of September 22.
With your postal code and green Ontario health card, you can print or download your receipt at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca. If you have a red and white health card or no health card, call 1-833-943-3900.