Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Whitby, Ontario - The following represents beach-posting information for Durham Region beaches. Test results for the week of Aug. 7 indicate that five beaches have elevated levels of E. coli and are 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.
Beaverton Beach South
Beaverton Beach North
Bowmanville Beach East
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 10:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham thanks all who participated in the Active Switch challenge throughout the month of July. The 31-day competition encouraged residents to travel by foot or bike, promoting active and healthy travel options in Durham Region.
“The Active Switch program promotes physical activity as a critical component to staying healthy,” said Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development. “By participating in this challenge, residents not...
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is encouraging residents to drop off reusable items, free of charge, at Reuse Days. The items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStores (Ajax, Oshawa and Uxbridge locations), Diabetes Canada and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
When: Saturday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Durham Region Waste Management Centre, 4600 Garrard Road, Whitby.
Why: Reuse Days is a program to help divert quality, reusable items from the...
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 12:15 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Residents, community partners, businesses, academics, students, government officials and tech industry leaders in Durham Region and beyond are invited to the Hello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum for a day of discovery on smart cities approaches and technologies.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (post-event reception to follow at the Durham College AI Hub).
Where: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa,...
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2018 04:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Durham Region area for conditions expected to begin August 5. A heat warning occurs when the forecast conditions include a daytime high of at least 31°C and overnight temperatures of 20°C or greater, or with Humidex values of at least 40 for two or more days.
The Health Department is advising area residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness during the upcoming heat warning. While extreme heat can put everyone...