Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 02:36 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department has received notification of more adult mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), with positive mosquitoes now reported from three trap sites.
Confirmation of the latest positive mosquitoes was received on Aug. 13. The mosquitoes were collected from three Health Department’s trap sites; two located in Pickering, and the other in north Oshawa which was the location of a positive batch of mosquitoes previously reported on July...
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 05:24 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:
“Today, the Province of Ontario announced that Durham Region is receiving more than $22.9 million in COVID-19 relief funding, as part of the larger $4 billion in funding for Ontario municipalities within the Safe Restart Agreement—an investment in federal-provincial financial assistance for municipalities and transit operations.
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
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.
On Monday, August 24, DRT will launch Phase A of its service plan and introduce a new transit network designed to meet current and projected customer demand, from early morning to late night. Residents...
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,...