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Curbside Giveaway Day – Give new life to household items

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023 02:01 PM

Are you ready to declutter and give new life to household items? Don't miss out on Curbside Giveaway Day on September 16, with a rain date of September 23! 

Curbside Giveaway Day is a pilot project event organized in co-operation with the local municipalities, where residents exchange unwanted household items for pre-loved items they’ve been wanting–all for free. Bring your gently used items to your curb, from clothing to household goods, and find new treasures while connecting with neighbours....

Durham honours residential school survivors for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 03:45 PM

The Region of Durham will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a march to honour residential school survivors on September 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The march will begin at the Pathway to Reconciliation Crosswalk, located near the south entrance of Durham Regional Headquarters in Whitby (605 Rossland Road East), and continue along Rossland Road to Fallingbrook Park before returning to Durham Regional Headquarters. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division of the Regional...

Durham Region encourages the community to continue supporting local non-profits as demand increases

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 12:07 PM

The charitable and non-profit sector is important for healthy and vibrant communities across Durham. The sector involves community agencies that provide programs and services for many aspects of a resident’s life—at all ages and stages—supporting key issues impacting our community. These include food insecurity, homelessness, mental health, social isolation, addictions, human trafficking, job loss, and housing, among many others.

While local charities and non-profit agencies across Durham Region

Public input helping to shape 1635 Dundas St., Whitby

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 11:50 AM

The following statement is being issued on behalf of The Regional Municipality of Durham:

“Following the purchase of 1635 Dundas Street in Whitby, the Region hosted a community engagement session for residents to share their feedback, ask questions, and provide input that will help shape the decisions affecting their community.

We feel strongly that respectful, meaningful, two-way engagement is essential to this process. The input and concerns that were brought forward will be considered with the...

Slow down in school zones to help kids get to school safely

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 09:36 AM

With Durham Region students back to school, road users must remember to keep safety top of mind in school zones.

Drivers need to slow down, stay focused, and watch for cyclists and pedestrians—especially distracted kids who are excited to be back at school; and pedestrians must ensure they always cross the road at a designated crossing or signalized intersection. With more people walking, cyclists and drivers should give themselves extra time to get to their destination and ride with care to...

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