Information from the Haldimand OPP RE: criminal record checks during lockdown

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province.

The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks and finger printing to essential workers/volunteers only. Anyone seeking entry to OPP Haldimand Detachment must make an appointment first. Individuals will be pre-screened and are required to have proper personal protective equipment prior to entering the detachment.

If you require information regarding criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks please email: OPP.Haldimand.County.Police.Record.Checks@opp.ca.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 or your local detachment. Report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting.
The OPP thanks the public for helping us to keep our communities safe by using the means listed above to avoid unnecessary contact.

Lake Erie conditions statement – high lake level outlook

Lake Erie Conditions Statement – High Lake Level Outlook
Haldimand Lakeshore and Grand River below Dunnville Dam

The following message issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority provides an update on the increased potential for lakeshore flooding and erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Water levels remain near or above record highs in all of the Great Lakes, with the exception of Lake Ontario, which remains above average. As of August 9, Lake Erie’s level was 67 cm above the long-term average for this time of the year and 10 cm lower than the record-high set in 2019.

While the lake’s level has decreased slightly since May, there remains a heightened risk of shoreline flooding, beach submersion, crawl space and septic system inundation, as well as wave-driven erosion due to these near record-high static levels. This risk is expected to remain in place through the fall.

Local police and Haldimand County flood co-ordinators are advised that there is higher than normal potential for shoreline flooding and shore erosion through late 2020. The public is reminded to exercise caution around the shoreline, as well as nearby rivers and streams. Private land owners should prepare their properties as best as possible, and monitor shoreline erosion works on their properties. The higher than normal lake level coupled with wave action can impact and cause failure of shoreline erosion works.

Lake conditions and forecasts are being monitored closely and flood messages will be issued as necessary based on Lake level forecasts.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Updated Provincial Flood Watch

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry updated a Provincial Flood Watch for Lake Erie based on high static lake level on August 11, 2020, which indicates:

  • Great Lakes water levels remain near or above record highs, with the exception of Lakes Superior and Ontario, which remain above average.
  • Lake Erie’s monthly mean level for July was 71 cm above average, the 2nd highest July mean level on record and 8 cm below the previous record high of 2019.
  • Lake Erie fell 7 cm through July.

Learn more about flood risks, what to do in a flooding emergency and steps you can take to protect your property: https://www.haldimandcounty.ca/floods/.

COVID-19 information

We’re working closely with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and taking steps to protect community safety.

For the most up-to-date information about local closures, cancellations & municipal service impacts, visit HaldimandCounty.ca/covid-19. If you’re not following @HaldimandCounty on Twitter or Facebook, be sure to bookmark HaldimandCounty.ca/covid-19 and check this page for updates regularly.

You can also sign up to receive e-mail updates on the COVID-19 situation by subscribing to the Monthly Updates eNewsletter.

For the most up-to-date local health information, including confirmed cases, visit the HNHU website.

Official Plan Update – Facilitated Community Workshop #1 – March 25

Official Plan Update – Facilitated Workshop # 1

March 25, 2020
6:00 to 9:00 pm (registration 6:00-6:30 pm)
Cayuga Arena – McSorley Family Hall (2nd Floor)
55 Thorburn Street, Cayuga

A roundtable forum is being held as part of the Official Plan Review. The session will be a facilitated workshop that will focus on:

  • Key trends impacting Haldimand County;
  • Your aspirations for the County; and
  • Two themes: Economy and Growth Management.

This is the first of two workshops in the Official Plan Update review. Facilitated Workshop # 2 will be held in the Fall of 2020 and will focus on the other policy themes, including Environment; Community Building; Leisure, Culture and Heritage; and Health and Social Services.

The Haldimand County Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies that manage and direct physical change and its effects on the social, economic and natural environment of the County. It guides the installation of public infrastructure and the County’s zoning bylaws that development approvals must conform to.

To help us prepare for the Workshop, please contact Christina Botas – Haldimand County Planning Department at 905-318-5932 ext. 6209 or email: cbotas@haldimandcounty.on.ca to pre-register for the event.

All are welcome! Have your say in shaping Haldimand’s future. Your ideas and insights are important.

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