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Published on Tuesday, December 3

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T’is the season for giving; a time when many individuals, workplaces, or organizations conduct food drives and donate to local food banks.

Published on Wednesday, November 20

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Flu season is here and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) urges everyone over the age of 6 months to get their annual flu shot.

Published on Thursday, October 31

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The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards annually recognizes workplaces in Windsor-Essex County who commit to improving employee health through comprehensive workplace wellness programs.

Published on Thursday, October 17

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On the one year anniversary of the legalization of non-medical cannabis across Canada, federal legalization and rules for cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals come into effect today.

Published on Wednesday, October 16

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) routine mosquito surveillance program has identified one mosquito pool that tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus in our community.

Published on Friday, September 27

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Although mosquitoes are considered a summer pest, it is important to remember that they also thrive in the fall. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) mosquito surveillance and larviciding programs will continue into the fall months until the temperature officially changes for the season.

Published on Monday, September 16

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A Windsor and Essex County (WEC) resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This marks the first clinically diagnosed and lab-confirmed human case for 2019 in our region and the fourth in Ontario.

Published on Tuesday, September 10

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) clarified Tuesday that activities tied to the upcoming Cannabis Cruise hosted by Windsor River Cruises and Border City Entertainment may not comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017).

Published on Tuesday, August 13

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Routine monitoring for West Nile Virus (WNV) has identified two positive mosquito pools in our community. This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor and Essex County (WEC) this year.

Published on Tuesday, August 6

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is excited to celebrate Bellewood Public School and St.Teresa of Calcuttea (STOC) for achieving Gold status in the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) Healthy Schools Certification Program for the 2018/2019 school year.