Beware of new water treatment sales tactics being used in Durham

Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021 09:56 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to remind residents that the Region does not sell or endorse water filters or treatment equipment. The Region has been contacted by concerned residents inquiring about phone calls from salespersons who want access to their home to test the water or inspect the water service. In the past, salespersons have gone door-to-door making similar claims.

If someone calls you or shows up at your door, remember the following to protect yourself from scams:

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Durham Region reminds drivers to slow down in school zones as students head back to school

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:44 AM

As Durham Region students gear up to go back to school next week, the Region of Durham is reminding road users to keep safety top of mind in school zones.

“During the 2020/2021 school year, many students were learning from home so there was a decrease in the number of children walking or riding bikes to school. As in-person learning starts up again, drivers need to slow down, stay focused, and watch for cyclists and pedestrians; and pedestrians must ensure they always cross the road at a designated...

Participants of Oshawa basketball tournament urged to get tested for COVID-19

Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 03:23 PM

Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament, held at the Playground Global facility, 1313 Boundary Road, Oshawa, from Aug. 3 to 8, to get tested as soon as possible. The Health Department has been notified of multiple cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty reaching all players and spectators. The teams and attendees are from all over Ontario and other provinces.
The Health Department is aware...

Restoration Work Begins On Library Clock Tower

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021 03:52 PM

One of the Township of Uxbridge’s most cherished buildings is getting a facelift and structural repairs starting the week of August 23rd. Repairs to the Library Clock Tower will result in some of the masonry and brickwork being restored, the decorative woodwork to be refinished and the wooden louvres replaced. On the interior of the tower, workers will install framing and bracing, improve access platforms and install a permanent access ladder. Scaffolding erected at the library will enable the crews...

Health Department updates COVID-19 vaccination eligibility

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021 10:17 AM

Durham Region Health Department is updating eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include third doses for individuals most at-risk of serious illness from the virus. In addition, eligibility is being expanded to include all youth born in 2009, allowing youth that are turning 12 later in 2021 earlier opportunities to be vaccinated.

On Aug. 17, the Ontario government announced that third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to specific vulnerable populations who are at highest-risk of a reduced...

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