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Heat Warning Issued for Huron Perth September 4

Posted on Monday, September 04, 2023 09:47 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a heat warning for Huron Perth.

A hot and humid airmass is expected through Wednesday. As the week progresses, daytime highs are expected to be 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, with the likely hottest day on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Humidex values and daytime highs will be very atypical of early September.

The arrival of a cold front will bring an end to the heat Thursday, Sept. 7.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperature or...

Mosquitoes in St. Marys Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 11:24 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) reminds residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes collected from a trap in St. Marys tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first WNV positive mosquito finding of the season for Huron and Perth counties.

“It’s not surprising to see WNV positive mosquito pools in the month of August,” says Dale Lyttle, public health inspector. “In the late summer months, people are at greatest risk of contracting...

Health Unit Looking for Dog Involved in a Biting Incident in Stratford

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 04:01 PM

Huron Perth – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident in Stratford.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 24, 2023 between 3 and 4 p.m. at the back entrance of the Stratford Courthouse at 1 Huron Street, Stratford.

The dog involved in the biting incident is described as a mixed breed, with short hair, 60-70 pounds, with a black body, with grey on the face, tan legs and a white triangle on the forehead above the eyes.

The owner is described appearing to be...

Bat in Huron County tests positive for rabies

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2023 11:13 AM

Huron Perth, ON  ̶  A bat located in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh has tested positive for rabies. The bat was sent for testing after biting an individual. That individual is receiving rabies post exposure prophylaxis, which prevents them from getting rabies.

This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in 2023, and the fourth animal in Huron Perth to test positive since January 2020. All of the animals testing positive have been bats. “This latest positive result reminds us...

Heat Warning in Effect for Huron Perth

Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2023 02:59 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a heat warning for Huron Perth. A multi-day heat event began today, July 4, and is forecasted to end Thursday, July 6. Maximum daily temperatures are expected to be in the high twenties to low thirties with night-time temperatures in the high teens to low twenties. Humidex values are expected to reach the high thirties to low forties.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperature or humidity conditions reach criteria...