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Newcastle Leash-Free Dog Park to close for two weeks beginning June 23

Posted on June 11, 2021 02:26 PM

The Newcastle Leash-Free Dog Park will close from approximately June 23 to July 7, 2021, to allow for construction in the area. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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Courtice Shores Drive to close at Darlington Park Road, no access to Courtice Waterfront

Posted on June 10, 2021 10:14 AM

Courtice Shores Drive will close from Darlington Park Road to the south end of the road from June 14 to 25, 2021, for road and parking infrastructure construction that will improve access to the Courtice Waterfront.

The construction includes widening the southern section of the roadway to allow for some on-street parking spaces and also constructing an off-street gravel parking lot north of the waterfront to accommodate approximately 26 cars. The map below shows the future for the area.

During the...

Durham Region moves to Step One of Roadmap on June 11

Posted on June 08, 2021 03:36 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Province of Ontario announced Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen will begin on Friday, June 11.

When: Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.

What: The decision was based on the province-wide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators. Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10...

Residents Asked to Take Precautions Following Bear Sightings

Posted on June 08, 2021 10:39 AM

Police are reminding residents of Clarington to take precautions after black bear sightings in Courtice.

Members from East Division responded after residents in the Courtice area reported seeing a black bear, possibly two, over the weekend. The bear and/or cub was seen in the Prestonvale Road and Meadowglade Road area on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The bear reportedly moved northeast and was last seen in the Trulls Road and Nash Road area in the evening of June 7, 2021.

Bears don’t typically approach humans...

Help conserve water by practicing odd-even lawn watering this summer

Posted on June 04, 2021 02:46 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is reminding residents using our municipal water supply to practice odd-even lawn watering, from now until September, in an effort to conserve water.

Odd-even lawn watering means residents with an odd number home address should only water on odd calendar days, and vice versa—if your home address is an even number, then water only on even calendar days. Residents can also conserve water by only watering grass when necessary. A healthy lawn...

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