Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 02:27 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Residents in the Town of Ajax, Township of Brock, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge and Town of Whitby are invited to take part in the Region’s new fall Curbside Giveaway Day on September 16.
Curbside Giveaway Day is a pilot project event organized in co-operation with the local area municipalities, where residents can place unwanted items in good condition—clearly marked as free—on their curb for anyone to pick up. At the...
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 11:39 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Durham Greener Homes Program has received national recognition through a recent video released by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).The video highlights the program and its innovative, third-party financing model that makes energy efficient home upgrades more accessible and affordable for homeowners. Check out the video at GreenMunicipalFund.ca.
The Durham Greener Homes Program is a first-of-its-kind home energy upgrade program in Canada and supports Durham...
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023 02:59 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is encouraging residents to prioritize meaningful connections to support their physical and mental health.
“Research shows that the power of connection is important to our well-being. Connection can take many forms: connection to yourself, connection to family and friends, and connection to your community,” says Keith Rew, public health nurse. “We know that the past few years have contributed to feelings of isolation and loneliness. The task of...
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023 01:57 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:
“On behalf of the Region of Durham and its residents, I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of Ontario’s 27th Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable James K. Bartleman. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Bartleman made history as Ontario’s first Indigenous Lieutenant...
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023 10:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Throughout the summer, Durham Region Health Department conducts weekly bacteriological water tests to determine if beaches are safe for swimming. The Public Health Ontario Laboratory in Peterborough tests the water samples.
Test results for the week of August 14 indicate that one public beach is posted as unsafe for swimming. Beaches are posted as unsafe for swimming when elevated levels of E. coli exceed the provincial standard of 200 E. coli per 100 ml of water.