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Non-medical masks and face coverings mandatory while in indoor places accessible to the public

Posted on July 06, 2020 10:25 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:

“Today, Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, issued instructions to ensure the mandatory use of non-medical masks or face coverings within most public and enclosed indoor spaces, effective July 10.

This means that non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory for all community members, with the exception...

Clarington Camps are back for the summer

Posted on June 30, 2020 02:52 PM

Clarington June 30, 2020/- Clarington is running our highly-popular summer camps. However, due to COVID-19 and the strict restrictions on camps imposed by the Province, camps will be modified.

Registration for camps begins on Tuesday, July 7, starting at 7 a.m. Registration will take place online only through our Be Active Clarington website. Camps will begin on July 20 and will be located at four separate facilities:

  • South Courtice Arena
  • Courtice Community Complex
  • Bowmanville Indoor Soccer
  • Diane...

Clarington Fire responds to boat fire in Port of Newcastle

Posted on June 29, 2020 01:51 PM

Clarington June 29, 2020/- Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir is reminding residents of the importance of fire prevention after a small boat caught fire in the Port of Newcastle on Sunday evening.

“Before you leave the dock, complete a thorough safety check of your boat and its equipment,” said Chief Gord Weir. “If your vessel has a cabin, ensure the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is working and that the fire extinguisher is fully charged. Open vents to keep the motor area well ventilated. Flammable...

Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries and asking residents to provide input

Posted on June 24, 2020 09:06 AM

Clarington June 24, 2020/- The Municipality of Clarington is working on a comprehensive and independent Ward Boundary Review to identify effective and equitable electoral ward boundaries for the 2022 municipal election and beyond.

Clarington’s ward boundaries were last reviewed in 1996. Since that time, the population in the Municipality has grown by almost 50 per cent. The makeup of our community has also changed significantly. The Review will ensure that residents have equitable representation...

Council passes unprecedented COVID-19 financial support package for taxpayers and businesses

Posted on June 23, 2020 12:51 PM

Clarington June 23, 2020/- During a marathon Committee session culminating in a late-night Council meeting, Clarington Council passed an unprecedented financial support package for taxpayers and business owners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The support package totals $2 million, with $1 million dedicated to a temporary property tax relief program, and the remaining $1 million going to a Community Improvement Plan to help qualifying businesses.

The property tax relief program will...

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