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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...

Special Meeting of Durham Regional Council planned for final draft Regional Official Plan

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 09:11 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham has released the recommended final draft Regional Official Plan (ROP) and scheduled a special meeting of Durham Regional Council to consider adoption of the recommended ROP. The new ROP is the culmination of work completed through Envision Durham, the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) of Durham’s existing ROP. Materials to be considered at this special meeting, including the recommended final draft ROP, are available today at

When: The...

Township Page May 4, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2023 02:05 PM

The May 4, 2023 issue of Township page 2 of the Cosmos newspaper is available for viewing.

Appointments being scheduled to replace outdated residential water meters

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 03:48 PM

On behalf of The Regional Municipality of Durham, Neptune Technology Group will be scheduling appointments with property owners whose water meters need replacement.

When: Residents may receive notices from now until the replacement program is completed.

Why: To upgrade existing water meters and update user accounts to allow the Region of Durham to conduct remote readings.

Note: Neptune will attempt to contact the property owner via letter and by phone regarding planned water meter replacement.


Durham Region residents invited to enter the Waste App Contest

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 02:51 PM

Starting today until May 31, Durham Region residents can enter the Durham Region Waste App Contest for a chance to win a $100 grocery store gift card of their choosing. Full contest details are available at To enter, residents can download the Durham Region Waste App on the App Store or Google Play to their mobile device. Then, sign up for a reminder (via email, mobile, iCal or voice message) and enter the contest on the app. One winner will be selected from each area...

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