Region of Durham testing its nuclear public alerting system on October 29 and 30
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 11:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham will carry out its annual fall test of the nuclear public alerting system on October 29 and 30. The public alerting system is designed to warn residents and businesses in the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency. It has two components: an automated telephone dialing system to notify landline phones within 10 kilometres of the nuclear generating stations, and outdoor sirens within the three-kilometre area.
When: On October 29, the automated telephone dialing...
Residents in Newcastle and Newtonville asked to conserve water overnight on October 23
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is asking residents in Newcastle and Newtonville to conserve water on the evening of October 23, as the Works Department undergoes maintenance work at the Newcastle Water Supply Plant (WSP). Residents should refrain from indoor and outdoor non-essential water use during this time.
When: From October 23 at 10 p.m., overnight until October 24 at 8 a.m.
Where: Newcastle and Newtonville, in the Municipality of Clarington.
Why: Maintenance work...
Health Department recognizes National Infection Control Week, Oct. 15 to 19
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 09:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department encourages the public to learn more about practicing infection prevention and control (IPAC) during National Infection Control Week, Oct. 15 to 19. This year, the Health Department will focus on “Infection Prevention and Control – No Borders”, to raise awareness about global emerging diseases and outbreaks, and supplement the work of Infection Control Professionals (ICPs).
The core of IPAC programs in health care settings are the ICPs. ICPs serve...
Lane restrictions on Winchester Road East in Oshawa
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 09:15 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents of lane restrictions on Winchester Road East (Regional Road 3) in the City of Oshawa.
When: October 29 to December 14. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
Where: Winchester Road East, east and west bound lanes, at Bridle Road in Oshawa.
Why: For the construction of turning lanes to support new development.
Note: The Region realizes that the work may be disruptive, and will...
2018 report indicates low-income families in Durham Region continue to struggle to buy nutritious food
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 02:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department’s 2018 Nutritious Food Basket (NFB) report shows that the cost of a basic healthy diet for a family of four in Durham Region is calculated to be $853 per month or $197 per week. This represents a 15 per cent increase in food costs over the past five years.
The NFB survey is conducted annually in Durham Region to monitor food affordability. In combination with local housing costs, public health examines the NFB to determine the accessibility of...