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Published on Monday, October 22, 2018

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Aligning with the legalization of Cannabis, the Province of Ontario has passed the new Smoke-free Ontario Act 2017 (SFOA 2017) which will replace the previous Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act with one single legislative framework.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Do you think there is a need for supervised injection services in Windsor and/or Essex County? Do you have any concerns about supervised injection services? If so, we want to hear from you! #HarmReductionWE

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

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Are You Prepared? Sign up to Request your Potassium Iodide (KI) Pills

Published on Friday, October 5, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has posted responses from the ‘Vote for Health’ survey on it’s website. This voluntary survey was distributed to all council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election.

Published on Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal substance in Canada, and with legalization looming, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has released a campaign for parents, teachers, employers, and residents to get their cannabis questions answered.

Published on Monday, September 24, 2018

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World Rabies Day is a global campaign to help prevent the spread of rabies, the world’s most fatal disease. This year’s theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. By educating ourselves and speaking to others about prevention, we can all play a role in keeping people and animals safe from this disease. In 2017, 149 animals tested positive for rabies in Ontario.

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

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After one year in acting roles, Ms. Theresa Marentette and Dr. Wajid Ahmed have been confirmed by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) Board of Health in the positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) respectively.

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is hosting a 6-week online challenge to help families put away the screens and enjoy meal times together as a family.

Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit suspended 578 students born between 2008 and 2013 with incomplete immunization records today. The school suspension can last up to 20 days.