Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 01:23 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Today, John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer made the following statement:
“Today, based on information collected over the last few days and in consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Emergency Control Group, Regional Medical Officer of Health and Durham Emergency Management, I am declaring a State of Emergency in the Region of Durham.
This is a critical time in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cases are climbing across Durham Region....
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 01:16 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Amid the COVID19 situation, the Durham Region Social Services Department is working with community partners to ensure support continues for those who need it most.
A new web page, durham.ca/CommunityResources, compiles a list of local resources available for vulnerable and marginalized individuals in the community. If you are worried about your income, shelter, food security, mental health, or transportation, please visit this website. This resource will be updated...
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:43 PM
The Regional Municipality of Durham will be reconstructing the intersection of Lake Ridge Road (Regional Road 23) and Regional Road 12 / Pefferlaw Road into a single lane roundabout. The work includes re-alignment of all four approaches to the intersection, roadway illumination, hot mix paving, concrete curb & gutter, median islands, pavement marking and landscaping.
The Region’s contractor, Primrose Contracting Inc., will commence work the week of July 8 and expects...
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:16 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Regional Council will host a special meeting, on March 25, to permit electronic participation in both open and closed meetings. This meeting is in response to provincial legislation, from March 19, that allows members of councils, local boards and committees to participate electronically in open and closed meetings and be counted for the purposes of quorum.
When: The special meeting will be held on March 25 at 9:30 a.m., with the regularly scheduled council meeting...
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:11 PM
Whitby, Ontario – As the COVID-19 crisis has forced some businesses to close their doors, a new task force has been formed to connect with key stakeholders across the Region and respond to the urgent needs of businesses.
The Durham Economic Task Force came together rapidly last week when reports of business impacts were just beginning. It is a collaborative response team made up of Durham Region’s Economic Development and Tourism team; Business Advisory Centre of Durham; all of Durham’s chambers...