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Press Releases


Orono outdoor pool will reopen on July 24 with new COVID-19 measures in place

Posted on July 17, 2020 09:43 AM

Clarington July 17, 2020/- The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to announce that we will be reopening our Orono outdoor pool as of July 24 with strict physical distancing and capacity limits. The pool will reopen seven days a week with pre-registered swim sessions lasting an hour each. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session.

“With the recent heatwave, we know our residents are eager to cool off and enjoy some fun in the water outdoors. The Orono pool passed a Durham Health...

New beginning: a chance to Rediscover Clarington and explore our local gems

Posted on July 10, 2020 08:52 AM

Clarington July 10, 2020/- As we embrace summer and some newly found freedom with many COVID-19 restrictions lifted, Clarington Tourism is encouraging residents to ‘Rediscover Clarington’ and its many gems. The newly-launched ‘Rediscover Clarington’ campaign is a new beginning and a chance to embrace everything our community has to offer.

“In the wake of the largest crisis the tourism industry has faced, its time for us to give back and help our local businesses by shopping locally and visiting...

Clarington partners with local company to support high-speed internet deployment in rural areas

Posted on July 09, 2020 08:42 AM

Clarington July 9, 2020/- Clarington is partnering with local Internet Service Provider (ISP) Rapid Connex to fast-track the deployment of high-speed internet to underserviced rural areas. Rapid Connex approached Clarington with a robust plan, and with the help of Clarington staff, several Municipally-owned sites were identified as potential tower locations to help get residents connected.

“Council has been pushing hard to get connectivity in underserviced areas, and we now have a creative plan to...

Funding opportunities available for community service providers in response to COVID-19

Posted on July 07, 2020 01:41 PM

Whitby, Ontario –The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time in Durham Region and, as a result, many residents are experiencing new and unique needs.

In response to this need, the Region of Durham has convened a Durham Region COVID-19 Funders’ Table—which includes the United Way, Durham Community Foundation, the Red Cross, local area municipalities and the Region of Durham. The table works to identify the most pressing needs in the region based on data, and to ensure that community funding allocations...

Clarington Fire Chief speaks out about fire safety following two house fires in two days

Posted on July 07, 2020 08:23 AM

Clarington July 7, 2020/- Following two fires in as many days, Clarington Fire Chief, Gord Weir, is reminding residents to be extra careful and vigilant to prevent accidents and house fires.

“As people continue to work from home, it’s crucial that fire safety is top of mind. Don’t use flowerpots to put out your cigarettes, ensure that you have proper wiring and don’t use extension cords to help fix wiring issues. Ensure that any propane tanks are safely stored outdoors in a dry and well-ventilated...

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