Health Department celebrates World No Tobacco Day, May 31
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 08:58 AM
Whitby, Ontario - World No Tobacco Day is on May 31, and Durham Region Health Department is reminding everyone that it’s never too late to quit smoking—a habit that not only negatively impacts your personal health, but also has a global environmental impact.
The World Health Organization indicates that approximately 3.5 million hectares of land are converted for tobacco growing globally each year. This interferes with attempts to substitute tobacco growing with sustainable crops, contributing to...
Celebrate Bike Month in Durham Region
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 10:43 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham, in partnership with area municipalities and community partners, invites residents to celebrate Bike Month by taking part in a series of fun and educational cycling activities throughout the region. From June 1 to 30, residents are encouraged to explore Durham’s unique landscapes and scenic trails while practising safe cycling.
Where: Visit durham.ca/BikeMonth to register for a series of local activities including the Bike Month Pledge, Region-wide Cycling...
Durham Region wins the OPWA Project of the Year Award for the Newtonville Road Project
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 08:39 AM
Whitby, Ontario – At a recent ceremony, Durham Region staff were presented with the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) 2022 Project of the Year Award in the Transportation, less than $2 million category for the Newtonville Road (Regional Road 18) Rehabilitation with Recycled Materials Project.
Newtonville Road, in the Municipality of Clarington, was the location for an innovative project that used recycled materials in road construction. The first phase of the project was completed using...
Nuclear public alerting system test will sound a little different this June
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:40 AM
Whitby, Ontario – This spring’s test of the nuclear public alerting system, taking place from June 5 to 9, will be a bit different than previous years. As the system undergoes scheduled maintenance, the June test will consist of 34 individual short, five second siren alerts rather than a single one-minute test of all sirens.
The tests will take place during daytime hours, over five days, in the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Pickering.
On June 5, an auto dialer will call listed...
Statement from Regional Chair on strong partnerships among Durham and the eight local municipalities
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 04:36 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:
“Despite the recent provincial announcement about changes to the structure of the Region of Peel, there have been no concerns raised about the size or structure of The Regional Municipality of Durham.
Our Region, and the eight local municipalities, have a productive and strong track record of working together to serve our residents....