Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit nurse Tamara Robb displays antiseptic swabs that are part of intravenous injection kits distributed to local drug addicts free of charge. Robb spoke to the Haldimand-Norfolk Board of Health this week about free needle exchanges and how this strategy reduces the incidence of blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis C. Monte Sonnenberg/Simcoe Reformer

Programs help addicts

Hard-core drug abuse is rampant in Haldimand and Norfolk, as are the diseases associated with it.

Medicinal marijuana producer Maricann of Langton held an open house Wednesday where it shared details of a major expansion of its facility on North Walsingham Road 8, south of Glen Meyer. Excited about the construction to come are project managers Wayne Boudreau, left, and Jeff Ayotte. Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer

Maricann aims to be world leader

A Langton-area company is aggressively positioning itself to be a global leader in the production of marijuana for medicinal, commercial and recreational purposes.

Premier Kathleen Wynne talks at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce fireside in Sudbury on Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Gino Donato/Postmedia Network)

Hydro rate cut will cost at least $45B

Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to cut hydro bills by 25% comes with an electrifying price tag for the government - anywhere between $63 billion to $93 billion if financed with borrowed money, a review by the province's Financial Accountability Office concludes.

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley attaches a new Canada 150 plaque to her downtown Simcoe constituency office on Tuesday. Finley announced a pair of programs to celebrate Canada 150, one focusing on people that have made a substantial impact on the area and the other honouring buildings constructed prior to July 1, 1867. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Programs celebrate 150

As Canada’s 150th birthday approaches, Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley is looking to celebrate the people and places that have made her riding of Haldimand-Norfolk what it is today.