Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 02:08 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of Elaine Baxter-Trahair, Chief Administrative Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:
“Our community has shown great strength and resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic. People have come together to take care of one another; respect public health measures; protect the most vulnerable; and roll up sleeves to reduce pressure on our health-care system.
To continue to keep staff and the community safe, Durham Region is implementing...
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The winners of the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee’s (DEAC) 2021 Environmental Achievement Awards were recognized last night, during a special virtual ceremony.
Established in 2003, the award categories—named in memory of past environmental leaders—recognize and acknowledge environmental achievements of individuals and organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors within Durham Region. The program is intended to recognize efforts to promote, preserve and enhance...
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021 08:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has remained #DurhamStrong through our resilient spirit. The past year and a half has changed the way we work, communicate, and live. Yet, everyone has faced different struggles and triumphs throughout this time.
As Durham Region looks to the future—and economic and community recovery—we are calling on residents to share their unique experiences with us on a new, interactive platform: durham.ca/PandemicStories.
Get involved by sharing...
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:48 AM
Whitby, Ontario – From September 21 until October 25, Durham Region residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft 2021-2040 Long-term Waste Management Plan (Waste Plan) by visiting the virtual public engagement website at DurhamWasteOpenHouse.ca.
This is Durham’s second phase of consultation for the Waste Plan. It will focus on the proposed targets and actions to achieve the plan’s approved vision and objectives which were developed during the first phase of consultation with...
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 02:28 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is encouraging all residents living within 10 kilometres of the Pickering or Darlington nuclear generating stations to have a supply of potassium iodide (KI) tablets in their households. This recommendation is also aimed at pregnant and breastfeeding women, and parents of infants, children and adolescents, as KI is both safe and most effective for these individuals.
KI is a stable iodine salt effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in...