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 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:09 PM
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma around drug-related death and remember those we have lost due to this tragedy. It also acknowledges the grief felt by family and friends of those who have died due to an overdose.
International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
A recent report has shown that opioid overdose deaths have surged in Ontario...
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:16 PM
Southwestern Public Health is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics to encourage a healthy start to the school year.
As of August 25, 66% of individuals aged 12-19 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and only 54% have been fully vaccinated. With less than two weeks remaining before the start of school, increasing these rates is critical for preventing COVID-related absences from in-class learning.
“We can all agree that students belong in the classroom. We...
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 02:15 PM
Southwestern Public Health issues heat warning August 24 - August 26
August 24, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Southwestern Public Health issues extreme heat alerts when Environment Canada forecasts temperatures that are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are at or above 20°C for two days, or the Humidex is forecasted to be at least 40°C for two days.
Environment Canada is forecasting warm temperatures throughout the Southwestern Public Health region to continue through Wednesday, August 25th...
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 04:15 PM
Southwestern Public Health was alerted to a dog biting incident and is asking for support in identifying and contacting the owner of the dog involved.
The incident occurred on Friday, August 20, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m. at Dutton Farm and Auto Shop (277 Currie Road, Dutton).
The dog was described as a large breed with brindle colouring, possibly a Pyrenean Mastiff. The owner was at the mechanic shop for a tire repair while the dog was in the vehicle. When the mechanic entered the car for...