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Press Releases


Addressing the legacy of residential schools: Clarington moves toward reconciliation

Posted on June 21, 2021 01:21 PM

Clarington, Ontario – As we mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, Clarington Council unanimously passed a motion directing staff to examine the calls to action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Staff will look at the action items specifically directed at municipalities and all levels of government to provide Council with advice on the steps Clarington can take to redress the legacy of residential schools.

“We are deeply saddened at the discovery of multiple unmarked...

Enjoy a staycation this summer and make new memories as you ‘Rediscover Clarington’

Posted on June 15, 2021 01:32 PM

Clarington, Ontario – As businesses slowly reopen, Clarington Tourism encourages residents to ‘Rediscover Clarington’ in a focused campaign highlighting some of the Municipality’s amazing local attractions and hidden gems.

“For the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic, residents may choose to stay close to home this summer. The ‘Rediscover Clarington’ campaign makes it easy to find exciting new ways to have fun with your family while also supporting our local businesses and attractions,” said...

Start your summer with Clarington’s recreation programs and take a dip in the Orono pool

Posted on June 07, 2021 08:59 AM

Clarington, Ontario –  Start your summer with Clarington’s recreation programs. Summer registration begins on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 7 a.m. for various popular programs, including camps, swimming lessons, first aid leadership programs, aquafit, outdoor fitness, and more. The Orono outdoor pool will open for the weekend of June 19 and 20.

“We are happy to offer a variety of summer programs to residents. We have some fun and exciting things to offer all age groups, and we’re confident that...

This year, celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way

Posted on June 02, 2021 04:26 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Residents are invited to celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way, virtually, on July 1. This year’s celebration will showcase a whole lot of family fun, including children’s activities, musical performances and cooking demonstrations.

Join us for exciting performances by Brant the Fire Guy and Dan the Music Man; participate in a decorating contest, scavenger hunt and trivia challenges; watch cooking demonstrations; and take a tour of an army tank from the comfort of your own...

Clarington's Orono Town Hall reopens following key accessibility improvements

Posted on June 02, 2021 02:32 PM

Clarington, Ontario – Clarington's Orono Town Hall is open again following some key accessibility improvements, including a new elevator and a barrier-free washroom.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the Orono Town Hall was held earlier today, coinciding with National AccessAbility Week. The ceremony followed all Public Health restrictions with just a few dignitaries on hand.

The total cost for the accessibility improvements was just over $414,000, with $88,007 of the cost funded through...

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