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Celebrating inclusivity in our communities

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 11:27 AM

Durham Region is once again celebrating its accessibility achievements via the 2022-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan—a document designed to highlight the achievements of past accessibility plans and reports, while outlining efforts that will continue into 2025.

The elimination of accessibility barriers across Regional operations relate to attitudes, technology, policies, and procedures; as well as those involving physical accessibility to buildings, services and transportation. Achievements highlighted...

Yard waste collection delays in Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 09:12 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents of yard waste collection delays in the Town of Ajax, Township of Brock, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, Township of Scugog and Township of Uxbridge. Collection delays are expected to continue on a weekly basis until June.

There is an industry-wide labour shortage of truck drivers across Canada, which has impacted the Region’s contractors who provide waste collection services. This in addition to other factors causing delays,...

Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Health Care System in Uxbridge

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 02:45 PM

$2.5 million provincial investment to expand services and add new hospital beds for local families

As part of its plan to stay open, the Ontario government is investing an additional $2.5 million to expand and build a new, modernized hospital at Oak Valley Health’s (formerly known as Markham Stouffville Hospital) Uxbridge Hospital site. The investment will support planning for the construction of the new hospital that will add more patient beds and expand key services such as ambulatory care and...

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is now available through the Health Department

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 01:32 PM

Durham Region Health Department has received a limited supply of the Novavax Nuvaxovid (Novavax) COVID-19 vaccine. Novavax offers a new COVID-19 vaccine option for individuals who are not able to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or have been waiting for an alternative to the mRNA vaccines. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is no longer available at Durham Region COVID-19 community immunization clinics.

The two-dose Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is available for adults 18 and older at an...

Trail and Signage Improvements Completed Thanks to Greenbelt Foundation Funding

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 02:28 PM

Mayor Dave Barton was joined by the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP Pickering-Uxbridge, Regional Chair John Henry, Deputy Mayor Willie Popp, Regional Councillor Gord Highet and volunteer Derek Connelly in thanking and welcoming the Greenbelt Foundation’s CEO, Edward McDonnell and Board member Rob Messervey.  Attendees enjoyed a spring hike through the picturesque trail system, pausing to enjoy the newly installed interpretive trail signs and learn more about the important natural heritage features...

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