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Local Road Closures in Effect May 12th for MegaBike Event

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 12:10 PM

Please be advised that local road closures are in effect on Friday, May 12th for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of North Durham’s MegaBike Event.

Beginning at 8am, local road closures will commence in the vicinity of Elgin Park until approximately 5pm. Road closures include:

  • Water St., 88 metres North of end of road
  • Mill St., between Water St. and Bascom St.
  • Bascom St., between Mill St. and 33 metres North of Poplar St.
  • Brock St. W., between Bascom St. and Main St. N.
  • Main St. N., between Brock...

Enter in the Durham Region Waste App Contest for a chance to win a grocery store gift card

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 04:09 PM

Durham Region residents have a chance to win a $100 gift card to their favourite grocery store by entering our Durham Region Waste App Contest by midnight on May 31.

To enter, simply download the Durham Region Waste app on App Store or Google Play to your mobile device. Then, sign up for a reminder (via email, mobile, iCal or voice message) and enter the contest through the app. One winner will be selected from each area municipality in Durham Region. Only one entry per person will be included...

Emergency preparedness made easier with the new At The Ready guide

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 10:38 AM

The Region of Durham’s new At The Ready guide is an essential piece in your emergency preparedness toolkit. This year, as a part of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7 to 13), the Region is launching its completely reimagined At The Ready guide–a no-fuss approach to emergency preparedness.

Preparing for emergencies doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. This newly designed guide has been condensed down to the most important things you can do to make your family ready for an emergency:

  • A simple...

Celebrate National Public Works Week in Durham Region

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 10:27 AM

Durham Region residents are invited to celebrate National Public Works Week by attending our free in-person event on Saturday, May 27. Learn about the many services provided by the Works Department.

When: Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine).


Scugog Depot10 Goodwood Road, Port Perry Activities include a public works truck and equipment display and a vehicle simulator. No pre-registration is required.


Each year during the third week of May, municipalities across North...

Health Department begins 2023 West Nile virus surveillance activities

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 10:19 AM

Durham Region Health Department has started West Nile virus surveillance and control activities for the season.

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on the blood of birds that carry the virus. The disease is not passed from person to person or from bird to person. Since 2001, West Nile virus has been found in birds, mosquitoes, horses and humans in Ontario. In 2022, Durham Region had...

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