Posted on Saturday, August 08, 2020 12:37 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department has been advised by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) of the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in water samples taken from the Kinsmen Beach area of Lake Scugog. Laboratory test results were received from the MECP on Aug. 7.
Further results of the analysis of toxins associated with the blue-green algae bloom are pending and may result in further action regarding continued public access to the beach. A water...
Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 10:16 AM
We need more time to get it right. Due to unexpected deployment issues, the August 24 service change has been postponed. Current service levels will be in place until further notice.
Whitby, Ontario – As part of Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) Ridership Recovery Framework to encourage and increase transit ridership, DRT is excited to announce a multi-phased strategy to provide additional and improved service across the network, supporting customers where and when service is needed most.
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2020 09:29 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) and Red Light Cameras (RLC) will soon be in effect on Durham roads. As part of Durham Vision Zero, both initiatives are reminders to slow down and drive safe, and are expected to be implemented by the end of August through to early September—just in time for back to school safety on our roadways.
Although fines are not yet being issued, ASE and RLCs have already been installed on some roadways and have started to collect data.
Over a 40-day period,...
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:35 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department has received notification of adult mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive batch of mosquitoes was collected from one of the Health Department’s mosquito trap sites located in north Oshawa. Positive confirmation was received on July 28. These are the first mosquitoes in Durham Region to test positive for WNV this season.
The Health Department cautions that with positive test results, it’s important for area residents...
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:52 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has compared the 2020 development application data (January to June) with data collected for the same period in 2019. The data showcases positive growth in both residential and non-residential building permits, applications and volume when compared to the first half of 2019.
The results show an increase in residential building permit volumes; 2,322 new residential units received as of June 2020, compared to 1,398 permits for new units in the same...