Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 03:14 PM
UPDATE: THIS DOG HAS NOW BEEN FOUND.
Southwestern Public Health has been notified of a dog biting incident.
The incident happened on July 25th between 7:50PM-8:00PM at the Thamesford Public School property. The dog is described as a medium sized black lab/mix. There were 3 individuals with the dog at the time of the incident (2 males and 1 female). The individual who came to get the dog after it bit, is described as a male with dark brown hair.
Public health seeks information about this dog to...
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 11:06 AM
Southwestern Public Health launching the new no-cost program in fall 2023
The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children team at Southwestern Public Health is launching a new program this fall for perinatal mental health.
Balanced Beginning is a group-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for individuals who are pregnant or have a child under 18 months of age and experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling down or overwhelmed. The no-cost, small group format is a unique service offering for...
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2023 09:52 AM
Southwestern Public Health issues heat warning for July 4 through July 5.
July 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) issues heat warnings when Environment Canada forecasts temperatures that are expected to be at least 31°C and/or a Humidex value above 40°C for at least two days, with overnight temperatures at or above 20°C.
Environment Canada is forecasting hot temperatures in the SWPH region beginning Tuesday, July 4th and continuing through the evening on Wednesday, July 5th....
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 04:12 PM
Ontario's Air Quality Health Index forecasts a high risk to air quality on June 27 and 28th in the region
Smoke from ongoing forest fires in Quebec and Ontario has impacted the air quality in several regions of Ontario, including in Elgin County and Oxford County.
On June 27th, Environment Canada issued a special statement for Elgin County and Oxford County because the Ontario Air Quality Health Index for the region is expect to rise to 7, which is consider high risk, Tuesday evening and into...
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023 04:37 PM
Despite the availability of harm reduction services in the region, the rate of all opioid-related harms in the region have been rising since 2016 and surpass the provincial rate
Following dynamic conversation about a recent feasibility study about the need for consumption and treatment services (CTS) in the Southwestern Public Health region, its Board of Health indicated unanimous support for the recommendations contained within.
“Each member of this Board witnesses almost daily the harms of the...
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 09:47 AM
Southwestern Public Health wants to identify a dog that bit someone on June 19th at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Quarter Town Line and Concession in Tillsonburg. The dog owner is described as a young/teenaged boy wearing a white t-shirt. The owner had brown/blond hair. The dog is described as medium sized black and grey with shaggy hair – likely a mixed breed. As the victim was walking past the owner and their dog, the dog turned and bite the individual on the ankle.