Durham Region

Region of Durham reminds everyone to be safe on the road as Daylight Saving Time ends

Whitby, Ontario – When Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, darker commuting hours will affect visibility on roadways. That’s why the Region of Durham is reminding drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to be vigilant and safe on the road as darkness comes earlier. “As we get deeper into the

Durham Region: New to Durham Region or just moved? Get your free waste diversion kit!

Whitby, Ontario – The Durham Region Works Department is reminding residents that free waste diversion kits are available to Durham residents who are new to the region or who have recently moved into a new home. To get your free kit, fill out the New Resident Diversion Kit Form on

Durham Region: Residents asked not to leave blue boxes and green bins out overnight during strong winds

Whitby, Ontario – Due to potential strong winds in the weather forecast, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is asking residents not to leave blue boxes and green bins out overnight in order to reduce wind-blown litter in our communities. When: October 31 and November 1, and all year

Durham Region: Health Department reminds area residents to get their annual flu shot

Whitby, Ontario – Influenza season has arrived, and Durham Region Health Department is reminding area residents to protect themselves and others by getting their annual influenza vaccine, also known as the flu shot. “The best way you can stop influenza is by getting the influenza vaccine every year,” said Brandi Pigou,

Notice of Region of Durham 2020 Budget Open Houses

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is hosting two Budget Open Houses to provide community members an opportunity to learn more about the Region’s Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budgets, to gain an increased understanding of the Region’s programs and services and to provide their input on

Durham Region: Province releases decision on Regional Government Review

Whitby, Ontario – The Province of Ontario has released its decision on the Regional Government Review. The following statement is issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer: “In Durham Region, we are fortunate to have clearly defined upper and local-tier roles and responsibilities. This ensures

Durham Region: Blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Wagner Lake – Tributaries north of Wagner Lake in Uxbridge and Brock townships also affected

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department was notified by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) of the visual presence of a blue-green algae bloom in Wagner Lake, Uxbridge. As of Oct. 22, the blue-green algae bloom in Wagner Lake had dissipated. However, water samples collected

Region of Durham calls for provincial and federal investment, action and partnership to address the opioid crisis

Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham is urging the governments of Canada and Ontario to recognize, acknowledge and declare a national health epidemic to help address the provincial and nation-wide opioid overdose crisis with an Opioid Overdose Emergency Resolution. The resolution, which was presented to Durham Regional Council’s Health and

Durham Region: Recycle your batteries during the week of November 4

Whitby, Ontario – With the upcoming time change and local fire departments’ promotion of changing batteries in smoke alarms, Durham Region’s Works Department is reminding residents to place their used or unwanted batteries out for recycling on their collection day during the week of November 4. When: Fall battery collection

Durham Region: Keeping our teen drivers safe: National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week is taking place across Canada from October 20 to 26. “Our collision statistics show that approximately one quarter of all fatal and injury-causing collisions involve young drivers, which makes this the age group with the largest number of collisions in Durham,” says Ramesh Jagannathan, Director