Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 02:21 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is encouraging all residents living within 10 kilometres of the Pickering or Darlington nuclear generating stations to have a supply of potassium iodide (KI) tablets in their households. This recommendation is also aimed at pregnant and breastfeeding women, and parents of infants, children and adolescents as KI is both safe and most effective for these individuals.
KI is a stable iodine salt effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in...
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 01:15 PM
King Avenue West will close from Baldwin Street to Mill Street in Newcastle, on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for tree removal. Detours will be available via alternate local roads.
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:59 AM
Leading up to September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we have prepared some special programming and activities to help the community learn, reflect, and support the Indigenous community as we remember the devastating impacts of the residential school system. Let’s acknowledge the stolen children, show a sign of respect to them and their families, and support healing in shattered Indigenous Communities across Canada in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage...
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 04:29 PM
Whitby, Ontario - 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...
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 11:16 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a Remembering the Children Memorial on September 24 at 11:30 a.m.
A commemorative orange crosswalk—designed by visual artist, Jon Colwell, a proud member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation—and an accompanying plaque will be unveiled at the memorial. The crosswalk has been planned with the advice and guidance of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Indigenous community...