June 18th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The Regional Municipality of Durham, Finance Department wants to notify residents and business owners that the 2013 Regional Property Tax Update brochure will be in the mail shortly. The brochure outlines how Regional services are backed and breaks down the Regional portion of residential property tax bills. This week, the tax update will be delivered to approximately 220,000 homes and businesses in Durham Region. About 52 per cent of the tax bill is used to fund services and infrastructure provided by Durham Region which includes police, social services, roads and bridges, public transit, solid waste management, planning, economic development, health and emergency medical services and more. Residents that do not want a copy or would like to see the publication online can click here.
June 18th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department wants to remind residents of changes to blue bin collection during the Canada Day Long Weekend. The changes will take effect between July 1st and Saturday, July 6th for the City of Oshawa and Town of Whitby. Residents that have collection scheduled for Monday, July 1st will have collection moved to the following day. The shift will continue through the week until pickup for Friday, July 5th is moved to Saturday. Residents are asked to have recycling out by 7:00 a.m. For more information you can contact the Region of Durham, Works Department at 905-579-5264 (toll-free at 1-800-667-5671) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 27th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A warning for late night commuters, there will be a closure on the 403. The eastbound lanes of the highway will be shut down from Aberdeen Avenue to King Street from midnight to 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 28th. The closure means: the on-ramp to the 403 eastbound from Aberdeen northbound will not be available, nor will the on-ramp to the 403 eastbound from Main Street southbound. Motorists are being asked to plan an alternative route.
April 19th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A joint effort between the York Regional Police Guns and Gangs Enforcement Unit, the Biker Enforcement Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Service has resulted in the arrest of four members of the Loners motorcycle gang. On Thursday April 18, 2013, 90 officers executed 12 predawn search warrants in York Region, the City of Toronto and the Town of Caledon. Twelve suspects were taken into custody without incident, including four members of the Loners motorcycle gang. As a result of the search warrants, officers seized gang paraphernalia, marihuana packaged for distribution and thousands of oxycodone, percodan and morphine pills that police believe were obtained by criminal means and being trafficked throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Police also seized weapons, including a fully loaded assault rifle with extra magazines and ammunition.
Charged are Dion Villeneuve, 41, town of Berwyn ,Dale Lewis, 58, town of Newmarket, Ricardo Silva, 30, city of Toronto , Jack Keyland, 52, city of Toronto , Owen Drover, 53, town of Stayner , Glenn Atkinson, 44, town of Newmarket, and Todd Maclaren, 48, city of Markham. They face a wide range of charges including Drug Trafficking and Possession, and several relating to weapons offences.
February 26th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The Bowmanville Hospital Association is being honoured. The Durham Region Association for Volunteer Administration has announced the Bowmanville association is this year’s winner of The Marilyn MacKenzie Achievement Award, after demonstrating professionalism and excellence in volunteer management. Right now, the Association of Hospital Volunteers Bowmanville Treats and Treasures Gift Shop has 65 volunteers, and they provide coverage seven days a week. Click here for more information about Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.
February 21st, 2013 | Comments (0)
Public information meetings are being held by Durham and York Regions about the Class Environmental Assessment addressing the outfall capacity limitations at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. The first meeting will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the East Shore Community Centre on Liverpool Road in Pickering. The second will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Centre in Ajax. Residents will be able to discuss the current stage of the EA.
February 20th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A notice to Durham residents that the public comment period for the draft Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) Community Communications Plan has been extended. The extension, to March 30th, was put in place by Regional Council to make sure everyone has a chance to comment on the document. Go to www.durhamyorkwaste.ca/commplan to review the plan. Comments can be e-mailed to email@example.com. The energy-from-waste facility is officially known as the Durham York Energy Centre.
February 3rd, 2013 | Comments (0)
Whitby is number one in Durham Region when it comes to recycling. The Town recently won the Silver Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario for its 2011 waste diversion rate. Mayor Pat Perkins says it’s thanks in part to the Public Works Department and residents. 61 percent of the waste generated in Whitby in 2011 was diverted away from landfills.
January 29th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Another Durham Region Elementary School is going to full day Kindergarten. The Durham District School Board has been granted approval from the Ministry of Education for the program at Winchester Public School in Brooklin to begin in September 2013. Full day kindergarten will now be available at 77 DDSB schools this fall.
January 25th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Durham Regional Police are teaming up with the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Team, the Durham District School Board, and Tim Horton’s to build relationships between officers and youth through the ProAction Cops and Kids Program. Officers and members of the Toronto Rock will attend various schools across the region with a two-hour, interactive presentation aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, and character development.
January 23rd, 2013 | Comments (0)
Durham Region residents who don’t have a chance to make it to Regional Council will now have an opportunity to watch the proceedings. The meetings are scheduled to be available online beginning in February at www.durham.ca.
January 22nd, 2013 | Comments (0)
It will take a bit more time before the Town of Ajax decides if Pickering Village should be designated a Heritage Conservation District. Over the last few months, the Town has undertook an HCD Study – which comprised areas fronting onto Old Kingston Road, Elizabeth Street and the west side of Church Street – to determine if the area warrants that classification. The draft has been made available online, and a public meeting to discuss the findings will be held next Saturday. Residents are being encouraged to provide input via email or online for consideration by Feb. 15.