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Shop local this holiday season during #ShopInDurham Week

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 04:10 PM

Durham Tourism — in partnership with the Durham Economic Task Force (DETF) — ⁠are encouraging the community to shop local this holiday season during Shop in Durham Week, from November 26 to December 2.

Shop in Durham Week will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony at Regional Headquarters on November 27. This weeklong celebration highlights the region’s vibrant and diverse business community; serving as a reminder to support local businesses during the season of gift-giving — and beyond.

The goal...

Winter Parking, Snow Clearing and Driving Tips

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023 11:02 AM

With the colder months quickly approaching, it is important to review these winter rules, responsibilities, and safety tips to ensure you are prepared for another winter season.

Winter Parking Reminders:

Overnight parking is not permitted on Township streets between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., from Nov. 1 to April 1. Vehicles may be ticketed in this timeframe regardless of the weather conditions.

Vehicles parked on the streets while sanding or snow clearing is underway may be ticketed. Parked cars can...

See and be seen, during darker commuting hours

Posted on Friday, November 03, 2023 04:44 PM

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, creating darker commuting hours that affect visibility on roadways. Our collision data shows that the highest number of pedestrian and cyclist-involved collisions take place between October and December. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists need to be vigilant and safe on the road as darkness comes earlier.

The following tips for roadway users will help improve safety for everyone:


  • Pay special attention to crosswalks and sidewalks leading to...

Help shape Durham Region’s DEI plans and initiatives

Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2023 10:24 AM

Durham Region's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) division would like the community’s input on what belonging and inclusion mean to them to help inform the development of equity-focused strategies and programs for the Region.

It is important that the Region of Durham is a place where diversity is embraced and each one of us is valued and included. We recognize that each of us have different experiences of living and working in Durham Region, and it is important that these experiences are...

Eligible households are invited to attend Canada Learning Bond sign-up events

Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 10:32 AM

Eligible residents can receive money for their child’s post-secondary education through the Canada Learning Bond. This Government of Canada benefit will deposit up to $2,000 into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), helping households with a modest income grow their child’s education savings.

For help accessing the Canada Learning Bond, the Region of Durham welcomes eligible households to attend sign-up events. A $25 grocery gift card will be given to the first 40 households in attendance...

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