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Winter Warming Plan and shelter programs support unsheltered residents in Durham Region

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 01:43 PM

Everyone deserves a roof over their head and warmth this winter, which is why the Region of Durham provides shelter programs and a Winter Warming Plan to support unsheltered residents.

People experiencing homelessness, or those who are marginally housed, are some of the most at-risk groups for cold-related illnesses—including hypothermia, frostnip and frostbite, and trench foot. Cold weather can also make existing health conditions worse, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The effects...

Former Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor Honoured with Children’s Library Dedication

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:04 AM

Former Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor was in the spotlight on January 11th at a special tribute to recognize her many contributions to the community during her 34 years of public service.

Dignitaries joined former colleagues and friends to dedicate the Gerri Lynn O’Connor Children’s Library. Mayor Barton and Regional Chair John Henry joined Library Board Chair Dave Phillips to congratulate and publicly thank Ms. O’Connor for her public service.

“I’m very pleased to be able to recognize and thank...

Join us for a celebration of Black History Month

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 08:41 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS), City of Pickering, Municipality of Clarington, Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa, The Power to Be International, Congress of Black Women - Oshawa/Whitby and DurhamOne will be hosting an in-person event to celebrate Black History Month.

This event, “Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts,” is being held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Robert McLaughlin...

Indoor Walking Trail Makes Its Return!

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 02:42 PM

Trail opens Monday, January 9th at Uxbridge Secondary School

With the winter months upon us, many residents look forward to staying active while at the same time staying warm. The Township of Uxbridge offers an indoor walking trail at Uxbridge Secondary School on Monday and Wednesday evenings to provide a safe and accessible fitness opportunity throughout the winter season. Strollers and mobility devices are welcome. Recreation staff are on hand to register newcomers.

The walking trail...

Township Of Uxbridge Recruiting Advisory Committee Members

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2022 12:59 PM

The Township of Uxbridge is looking for community members to volunteer on an Advisory Committee or Board for the 2022-2026 term of Council. These volunteers play a key role in providing advice and feedback to Council and staff on a variety of municipal issues. Applications are now being accepted online until Jan 6, 2023.

Members of the public over 18 years of age, representing the diverse backgrounds of our community, are encouraged to apply. Participating on an Advisory Committee provides...

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