EOHU – Flu Season is Near

Flu Season is Near….Now’s the Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

October 10, 2017

The arrival of fall means flu season is just around the corner.  The flu shot is the best protection against the flu and is available at various locations throughout the five Eastern Counties and Cornwall, including through your healthcare provider, community health centres, participating pharmacies and at the Eastern Ontario Healthy Unit (EOHU).  For a list of all the places where you can get the flu shot for free, visit www.eohu.ca/flu.

The EOHU will offer the flu shot by appointment at all its offices.  Call 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120 to book yours.  Appointments are open to everyone, but priority will be given to people with young children, physical limitations, medical considerations or special needs.  Residents must bring a piece of identification to their appointment.

Certain groups of people are at a higher risk of complications from the flu and are strongly encouraged to get immunized.  These include:

  • Children 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • People aged 65 and older
  • People with chronic medical conditions

If you live with or provide care to someone who falls under one of the groups listed above, it is also highly recommended that you get immunized.  This simple step could help protect you and those around you.

“You need to get immunized every year to be protected because the viruses that cause the flu do change frequently” explains Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health.  “The flu can cause serious illness and even death for some people.  The vaccine is safe and your best protection against the flu.  It’s free and available for everyone aged 6 months and older.”

For more information about the flu shot, call the EOHU at 613-933-1375 or at 1-800-267-7120.

2018 Municipal Grant Requests

The Township of North Stormont is accepting Municipal Grant requests for the 2018 budget.  Every year the Township receives requests from various groups and organizations within the Township to support their events or initiatives.  In order to budget accordingly, the Township has established a grant application process.

There are two separate application forms – one for a monetary grant and one for in-kind services to be supplied by the Township.

Please submit your grant application by October 31st, 2017 in order to be considered for the 2018 budget request.  Requests can be submitted to the Township in person or by e-mailing budget@northstormont.ca.

For more information please contact the Township Office 613-984-2821 ext. 226.

Water Main Flushing

Please take notice that water main flushing will occur between October 2nd and October 20th in the Villages of Moose Creek, Crysler and Finch.

Please be advised that during this period of water main flushing you may experience rusty water.  Be sure to leave your faucet running until it is clear again.

Burn Ban In Effect

As of Monday September 25th, 2017, the North Stormont Fire Service has issued a burn ban for the Township of North Stormont.  The burn ban will be in effect until further notice.  Please visit the Township’s website for the most up to date information.

Temporary Closure of Tolmies Corner Road

Tolmies Corner Road will be closed temporarily between Gravel Hill Road and County Road 43 to accommodate the replacement of two (2) culverts.  The closure will take effect between 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both Thursday September 7th and Friday September 8th.  Residents along this stretch of Tolmies Corner Road will have access to their properties.  Please note the location of the culverts to be replaced is indicated in the provided map below.  Residents are encouraged to plan alternative routes if necessary.  If there are weather delays related to the replacement of the culverts, the Township will publish up to date information on its website.  Please visit www.northstormont.ca for the most up to date information.

Please contact Public Works should you have any questions regarding the road closure at 613-984-2821 ext. 227 or publicworks@northstormont.ca.

Map Legend

Green Dot indicates Culvert to be replaced on September 7th

Orange Dot indicates Culvert to be replaced on September 8th

Rabies Vaccination Clinics to be held September 16th

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in cooperation with local veterinarians, will be holding rabies vaccination clinics throughout the Eastern Counties.  The clinics will take place on September 16th, from 1 to 4 p.m., and will offer the rabies vaccines for cats and dogs at a cost of $20 per pet.  No examination will take place.  Details about clinic locations can be found on the EOHU’s website at www.EOHU.ca.

While there have been no cases of rabies in the area served by the EOHU lately, it’s important to make sure your pets are vaccinated as southern Ontario is experiencing an outbreak of raccoon rabies.  The rabies vaccine is an effective way to keep your family and pets safe.

Rabies is a deadly disease that can infect wild animals such as bats, raccoons and skunks.  However, pets can also become infected and then pass it on to people.  Rabies is spread through rabid animal bites or through contact with a rabid animal’s saliva.  Once symptoms appear, rabies is almost always fatal.

In order to protect the community against rabies, it’s required by law that all cats and dogs three months of age or older be vaccinated against the disease.  Even if your cat or dog is an indoor pet, they still need to receive the rabies vaccine because bats carrying rabies can enter into residences.

The following tips can help protect your family and your pets from rabies exposure:

  • Keep your pets’ rabies vaccination up to date.
  • Try to keep bats out of your home.  Do not touch or pick up bats with your bare hands.
  • Teach your children to keep a safe distance from wild or domestic animals they don’t know.
  • Supervise your pets when they’re outdoors.
  • Have your pets spayed or neutered.
  • Call Animal Control to remove any stray animals from your neighbourhood.
  • Report all animal bites to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
  • Report any sick or strange acting wildlife to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at 1-888-574-6656.

For more information, contact the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 or at 1-800-267-7120, or visit us online at www.EOHU.ca.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information about this press release please contact Karine Hebert at 613-933-7416 ext. 294.

Bender Road – Temporary Closure Extended

UPDATE – August 24th, 2017

Due to unforeseen delays, the portion of Bender Road as shown below will remain closed until September 1st to finish the bridge replacement.  Should you have any questions in regard to the extended closure, please contact Public Works at the coordinates below.

Original Post- August 2nd, 2017

A portion of Bender Road between County Road 43 and Gravel Hill Road will be closed from August 14th to August 25th.  The closure is to facilitate the replacement of a bridge.

Residents along this stretch of Bender Road will have access to their properties.  Residents are being asked to take appropriate detour measures during the construction period.

A detailed map showing the location of the bridge replacement and stretch of road that is impacted is provided below.  If there are any delays in the project, the Township will issue updates on its website.

For more information please contact Public Works at publicworks@northstormont.ca or by calling 613-984-2821 ext. 227.

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Fire Service Shuttle Accreditation and Training

The North Stormont Fire Service will be undertaking a training session for their shuttle accreditation process this weekend on August 20th, with additional dates in September.  In order to attain the accreditation, the Fire Service must perform training exercises before the actual accreditation on the weekend of October 14-15.

The training will involve trucks shuttling from the fire hydrant in front of H.F. Smith and Sons Cartage Ltd and the old Ministry of Transportation buildings located at 15779 County Road 43.  During the training and accreditation lights and sirens will be used to simulate a live call.

The anticipated dates and times for the training are:

Sunday August 20th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Township will notify the public through the Township’s website and Facebook page of additional training dates or changes to the proposed dates and times listed above.

For more information please contact Fire Chief Dan Gauvin at 613-984-2821 ext. 224 or firechief@northstormont.ca  

Temporary Road Closure – Valley Street

Valley Street between McNeil Road and Nevada Street will be temporarily closed July 26th & July 27th to accommodate the replacement of a culvert.  Residents will still have access to their properties.  The notice of temporary road closure below indicates the location of the culvert to be replaced.  Residents are asked to plan alternative routes as required.

For more information please contact Public Works at 613-984-2821 ext. 227 or publicworks@northstormont.ca.

Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Temporary Road Closure – Concession 3-4 Road

Please be advised that a portion of Concession 3-4 Road between County Road 12 and MacMillan Road will be temporarily closed on July 19th and 20th to accommodate the replacement of a culvert.  The attached notice includes a map detailing the length of road to be temporarily closed and the location of the culvert to be replaced.

Should you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 613-984-2821 ext. 227 or publicworks@northstormont.ca.