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Health Department campaign stresses importance of reducing stigma in our community

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2022 09:51 AM

Durham Region Health Department, in partnership with the Durham Region Opioid Task Force, is promoting a local anti-stigma campaign entitled, "People Who Use Drugs are Real People. Get Informed. Get Involved. Get Help.", to help increase the importance of addressing the damaging effects that stigma can have for members of our community.

“The opioid crisis continues to have great impact on communities across Durham region,” said Megan Green, a public health nurse with the Health Department. “It’s...

COVID-19 Moderna Spikevax Bivalent booster bookings open September 12

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 08:55 AM

Durham Region Health Department will begin offering Moderna Spikevax Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals, as announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Vulnerable populations including residents of long-term care homes and congregate settings, adults 70 and older, healthcare workers, First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals 18 and older, immunocompromised individuals 12 and older, and pregnant individuals, will be eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine as of September...

Township Bestows Honour on Resident Pat Higgins

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 12:56 PM

The Township of Uxbridge is pleased to announce it has bestowed the “Order of Uxbridge” upon local resident Pat Higgins. The honour was conferred at the Fall Fair on Saturday, September 10th, and Mr. Higgins was the inaugural recipient. The Order of Uxbridge was created to recognize citizens who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the community over a number of years.

Mr. Higgins long-term service to the community inspired the award. Council unanimously endorsed Mr. Higgins as the inaugural...

Township Receives Grant for Improvements to Fields of Uxbridge

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 03:28 PM

The Township of Uxbridge is pleased to announce that, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Federal Government, improvements have been made to the Fields of Uxbridge to improve accessibility, safety, and year-round user experience of the recreation site. The grant, awarded as part of the Federal Tourism Relief fund which serves to create conditions for local economies to rebound by supporting the tourism sector.

Upgrades and improvements include:

  • Paving a new parking lot and installing parking lot...

Township receives Grant to Improve Accessibility at the Sandford Community Centre

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 03:23 PM

The Township of Uxbridge has recently completed work to improve accessibility at the Sandford Community Centre by installing new accessible doors and upgrading the washrooms to a new accessible standard.

The project was made possible with an Enabling Accessibility Fund grant of $92,239 from the Federal Government. MP Jennifer O’Connell was on-site on Aug. 29th to officially open the new washrooms and announce the funding.

“Accessibility is so incredibly important, and these improvements are...

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