Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 03:37 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department has received notification of more adult mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive batch of mosquitoes was collected from one of the Health Department’s mosquito trap sites located in Oshawa. Positive confirmation was received on August 26. These are the first mosquitoes in Oshawa to test positive for WNV this season. Mosquitoes identified with WNV have also been identified in Ajax so far this season.
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 09:07 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following represents beach-posting information for Durham Region beaches. Test results for the week of Aug. 23 indicate that three beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels. 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.
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:11 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with Their Opportunity, is excited to announce the new Parasport Games Legacy Fund Grant. The new grant will provide qualified families with subsidies to help alleviate registration costs for children and youth to participate in parasport programs in Durham Region.
Established by the Region of Durham’s sport tourism program, Sport Durham, and administered by Their Opportunity, the
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 12:13 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, and Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter:
“Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many cities and towns have witnessed an increase of mental health challenges, addictions and housing needs among residents, while local businesses also face additional unprecedented challenges. In Durham Region, these issues are particularly prevalent in the City of Oshawa.
We have acknowledged concerns from residents,...
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:50 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament, held at the Playground Global facility, 1313 Boundary Road, Oshawa, from Aug. 3 to 8, to get tested as soon as possible. The Health Department has been notified of multiple cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty reaching all players and spectators. The teams and attendees are from all over Ontario and other provinces.