Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 11:46 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department, in partnership with the Durham Region Opioid Task Force, is promoting a local campaign entitled, “Help save a life. Reverse an overdose. Carry naloxone.” This campaign aims to help reduce the damaging effects of an opioid overdose on members of our community.
“Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose” said Lee Truong, a public health nurse with the Health Department. “Naloxone is a nasal spray that...
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023 12:09 PM
Help keep everyone healthy during respiratory viral illness season
Whitby, Ontario – Respiratory viral illness season is here, and Durham Region Health Department is reminding area residents to protect themselves and others by getting their annual influenza (flu) vaccine and a dose of the new COVID-19 XBB vaccine.
The flu vaccine protects you from the influenza virus which causes a contagious respiratory viral illness, and the new XBB COVID-19 vaccine helps to protect against the new Omicron XBB...
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023 01:19 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:
“To ensure that youth in Durham Region feel a sense of community, safety and belonging, we must address the unique challenges related to youth housing and homelessness prevention.
Last week, the Honourable Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced more than $4.9 million in funding—as part of the province’s...
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023 07:57 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has been advised that CUPE Local 53 full-time employees at the Town of Whitby are engaged in a legal strike. The strike does not involve Durham Region or our employees.
Blue Box recycling collection continues for Town of Whitby residents:
The Region will continue normal curbside collection and processing of Blue Box materials for the Town of Whitby residents. Residents are reminded to have blue box materials only at the curb by 7 a.m. on the...
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 09:54 AM
Whitby, Ontario – National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is taking place across Canada from October 15 to 21.
This week is designed to build public awareness of teen driver safety issues and encourage communities to be a part of the solution.
The Region of Durham is working to create safer roads for all road users, which include drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists through the Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan. Durham Vision Zero has identified young driver involved collisions...