Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 01:01 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:
“In 2019, Durham Region issued an invitation to Amazon: remain open to discussions about future opportunities in our community.
As a location shortlisted for Amazon HQ2, Durham continued to showcase its passion for innovation, rich cultural heritage, talented workforce, outstanding post-secondary options, and affordable real...
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 10:49 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region’s temporary shelter program at Camp Samac in Oshawa—referred to as In/Out of the Crisis (IOTC)—is closing, but the success of the program will leave a lasting impact on the 109 people who were supported through this unique supportive housing model.
The IOTC program at Camp Samac started on May 1 as a way to help “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 by increasing physical distancing in Durham’s shelter system. Clients who stayed at Camp Samac had access to 24/7 supports...
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 09:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – As part of Durham Vision Zero’s goal to eliminate fatalities on our roadways, red light cameras have arrived at select locations throughout Durham Region to help improve traffic safety.
Red light running has the potential to cause serious injury or death for both the offending driver and innocent victims. The Region’s collision records database shows 534 collisions over a three-and-a-half-year period at signalized intersections where the cause was specifically attributed to a driver...
Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2020 10:59 AM
Whitby, Ontario – In support of Durham Vision Zero, Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras will become operational in some school zones and designated community safety zones in Durham Region on September 8.
ASE cameras will take images of vehicles that are detected going over the speed limit. These images are then reviewed by a Provincial Offences Officer, and an offence notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. No demerit points are issued.
ASE cameras were deployed in data...
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 08:29 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has received a donation of $32,500 through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations—a collaboration between the CMA Foundation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
With this funding, homeless shelters in Durham Region—Cornerstone Community Association, Muslim Welfare Home and Durham Youth Services/Joanne’s House—will be adding public Wi-Fi to all of their buildings; and purchasing tablets or computers for clients...