Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 02:20 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Licensed child care programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and centre-based kindergarten programs will remain open during the province-wide shutdown. However, care of school-age children whose parents are not eligible workers is prohibited from January 4 to 8, 2021, as per the Ontario government’s Safer at Home Restrictions. Full-day care programs for school-age children will only be available for eligible workers, at no cost to families.
The province-wide shutdown announcement...
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 11:54 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer; and the Mayors of the Town of Ajax, Township of Brock, Municipality of Clarington, City of Oshawa, City of Pickering, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge and Town of Whitby:
“Recently, there have been several reports about support of a Grey-Lockdown approach for Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
First, let me reiterate that we fully support the protection of our public’s...
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 02:29 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region is continuing to prioritize slowing the spread of COVID-19 while supporting local businesses and residents during these unprecedented times, as outlined in the status update on the Regional Recovery Framework and Action plan (2020-COW-35).
In June, Durham Regional Council approved the Regional Recovery Framework and Action Plan (Report 2020-COW-22).The plan is built on four pillars: social recovery, built recovery, economic recovery and municipal recovery, which...
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:34 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Today, the Region of Durham launched the Durham Council on Aging’s Beauty of Experience Campaign to combat misconceptions about aging. It showcases older adults actively contributing to society and sharing their experiences to benefit the next generation, while staying healthy and vibrant.
The initiative will also provide opportunities to keep older adults socially engaged, while addressing issues pertaining to social isolation, inclusion and elder abuse.
The campaign will be advertised...
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 09:36 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Regional Council has approved the 2021 water supply and sanitary sewer user rates, with a combined increase of 0.75 percent, or $1.93 per quarterly billing ($7.72 per year) for the average Durham Region household.
In addition to ongoing maintenance and operation of the water supply and sanitary sewage systems, Durham Region has several planned major capital projects for 2021 including:
- Replacing 14.1 kilometres of watermain and sanitary sewer pipe.
- System expansions including...