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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...

Changes to Regional services in observance of the National Day of Mourning

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:59 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents that Regional Headquarters, the Waste Management Call Centre, Ontario Works offices and Adult Day Programs at Hillsdale Estates and in Port Perry will be closed in observance of the federal National Day of Mourning, recognizing the funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19, 2022.

There will be no impacts to the following services: curbside waste collection; Durham Region Transit; Regional Early Learning and Child...

It’s important to share the road with farm equipment

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 09:51 AM

With harvest season underway, drivers may experience temporary delays on rural roads due to slow moving farm machinery. Motorists are reminded to be patient and cautious when sharing the road with these vehicles.

Farmers have the important task of transporting the food that feeds our communities, and as part of that transportation they often use public roads to get from field to field, both day and night.

Safety tips to observe when coming across farm machinery on Regional roads include:

  • Recognize...

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...

Uxbridge to Host Film Crew Sept 14-17 on Brock St. W.

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 02:20 PM

Uxbridge is hosting a film shoot for the television production The Way Home. The film crew will be in town for set up on Wed. Sept. 14th and Thursday Sept. 15th. Production crews will be working inside and outside of the Roxy Theater (46 Brock St. W.). Some production vehicles will be parked in the Centennial Park lot, and some will be parked in the Brock St. municipal lot. Additional crew parking will take place at the South end of Elgin Park.

Filming activity will take place at the intersection...

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