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Clarington cancels spring recreation programs and sports field and facility permits

Posted on March 30, 2020 04:00 PM

Clarington March 30, 2020/- As we continue to support social and physical distancing, the Municipality of Clarington is cancelling all spring recreation programming. Clarington is also cancelling indoor facility and sports field permits until May 31, 2020.

“The health and safety of our staff and residents are paramount during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are following public health direction and doing the right thing by cancelling these programs,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

Residents will...

Durham Region declares state of emergency

Posted on March 24, 2020 12:10 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Today, John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer made the following statement:

“Today, based on information collected over the last few days and in consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Emergency Control Group, Regional Medical Officer of Health and Durham Emergency Management, I am declaring a State of Emergency in the Region of Durham.

This is a critical time in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cases are climbing across Durham...

Clarington waives property tax penalties for residents and businesses for 60 days

Posted on March 24, 2020 09:16 AM

Clarington March 24, 2020/- To help residents and business owners struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Clarington is easing the tax burden. Clarington Council has decided to waive tax penalties and interest for 60 days, starting with the April installment.

“Council recognizes that our entire community is immersed in an incredibly difficult situation. This is just a small measure to give residents more time to make their tax payment and not stress about...

Supporting vulnerable populations in Durham Region during COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020 05:21 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Amid the COVID19 situation, the Durham Region Social Services Department is working with community partners to ensure support continues for those who need it most.

Community resources

A new web page,, compiles a list of local resources available for vulnerable and marginalized individuals in the community. If you are worried about your income, shelter, food security, mental health, or transportation, please visit this website. This resource will be updated...

Clarington closes all playground equipment and play structures as a result of COVID-19

Posted on March 20, 2020 12:03 PM

Clarington March 20, 2020/- The Municipality of Clarington is closing all playground equipment and structures effective immediately. This decision was made based on evidence from the World Health Organization, which states that “…the novel coronavirus may remain on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days, depending on several conditions, including type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment.”

“We did not make this decision lightly; it is the right thing to do to try and protect...

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