The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is confirming the summer's first human case of West Nile virus in the region. Mosquitoes, in the area served by the health unit, tested positive for the virus in July, but human cases had only occurred in other regions of the province.
"This first human case of the summer shows that West Nile virus remains a concern in our area," says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU, adding that "residents should be aware and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families."
Eastern Ontario is not immune to the devastating effects of opioids, stresses the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
"There is a perception among some people that there has never been an opioid-related death in Cornwall, however, this is not accurate at all," states Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health. "In fact, in the Cornwall area, our ER visit rates related to opioids are higher than the provincial average and are among the highest within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network area."
According to local data, there have been at least 35 opioid-related deaths in the Eastern Counties (including Cornwall) between 2010 and 2015.
On August 4, 2017 at approximately 9:37am, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a boat being taken from a property on 80th Avenue, South Glengarry Township.
The investigation indicated that overnight (August 3-4) a Northwood Angler 1667 aluminum craft, with a 50-horsepower Evinrude engine, was stolen.
May 3, 1975, the body of an unidentified woman was located in the South Nation River, a short distance from Highway 417 bridge, south of Casselman.
Over the past 42 years Ontario Provincial Police detectives have conducted a thorough and extensive investigation but have yet to determine the identity of the "Nation River Lady."
However, recently a 3-D facial reconstruction of the Nation River Lady was completed. With advanced technology and investigative techniques, the OPP is reaching out for the public’s assistance to identify this woman and to find the person or person(s) responsible for her murder.
Call 1-888-310-1122 or the Nation River Lady dedicated tipline at 613-591-2296.
AGE: 25-50 yrs
HEIGHT: 157 cm (5’2”) to 173 cm (5’8”)
BUILD: Average and weighed approximately 100 lbs
DENTAL: Dental work- partial upper and lower dentures
HAIR: Brown hair dyed reddish blonde
CLOTHING: Navy blue body shirt with snaps to enclose at crotch
She had manicured toes and finger nails with pink polish, her appendix had been removed.
Mosquitoes in our area have tested positive for the West Nile virus. However, there have been no human cases reported in our region.
“The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has been actively monitoring mosquitoes for West Nile virus” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health. “This finding shows that West Nile virus remains a concern in our area. Residents should be aware and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.”
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising residents that black-legged ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to humans, are being found in a growing number of locations across the five eastern counties.
In Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry and Prescott-Russell, at least 20 per cent of black-legged ticks are carrying the Lyme bacteria, which is why the disease is now considered endemic, or well established, in this region.
Ontario Power Generation Corporation advises users of the St. Lawrence River that the gates used for recreational passage at Iroquois Dam remain closed. These gates were closed due to significantly above average water flow and will remain lowered until conditions allow for safe passage through these gates. Boaters are advised that they will need to use the Iroquois Lock for passage.