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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Durham

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023 09:22 AM

Durham Region Health Department has received notification that adult mosquitoes in Oshawa have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first mosquito batch in Durham Region to test positive for WNV this season.

The positive batch of mosquitoes were collected from one of the Health Department’s mosquito trap sites located in Oshawa. Durham Region Health Department sets mosquito traps across the region and submits mosquitoes for laboratory testing every week between June and...

Trail Sustainability Fund Improving Local Trails

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023 02:11 PM

Over the last year, the Trail Sustainability Fund has been implemented by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Township of Uxbridge and Region of Durham at select locations to fund enhanced services and amenities at local trail heads. The partners in the project are collecting parking fees at select parking locations and will use 100% of the proceeds to fund maintenance, and improvements to infrastructure at the trail sites. 

Watch for reserved lanes for buses and cyclists in Durham Region

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023 11:40 AM

Reserved lanes for buses and cyclists are a traffic control device to help improve cyclist, driver and pedestrian safety. Reserved lanes are clearly marked with overhead diamond signs, ground-mounted diamond signs and pavement markings.

Bus-only lanes are reserved for public transit vehicles—Durham Region Transit buses and Go Transit buses—to help buses get through congested areas and stay on schedule. Motorists are prohibited from using bus-only lanes. Vehicles can enter bus-only lanes to...

Residents are invited to view the revised 2022 Building Activity Review

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023 11:54 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham invites residents to view the revised 2022 Building Activity Review, which summarizes key results of the 2022 Annual Building Activity Review. This annual report includes building permit and construction activity for Durham Region and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) for 2022, with comparisons to 2021.  The revised 2022 Building Activity Review can be viewed online at

The Planning and Economic Development Department conducts ongoing...

Notice of Pesticide Use in along Township of Uxbridge Roads

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2023 04:18 PM

The Township of Uxbridge intends to control noxious weeds along pre-selected rural Concession roadsides north of Davis Drive.

Areas to be sprayed are marked in green on the maps below (click to enlarge).

The following pesticides registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) will be used:

  • ClearView Herbicide (PCP registration number 29752), which contains the active ingredients, Metsulfuron-Methyl and Aminopyralid (present as potassium salt). Hasten NT Ultra Spray Adjuvant (PCP...

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