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OBCM urge Federal, Provincial governments to emphasize supportive housing, small business

Posted on March 30, 2021 09:27 AM

March 19, 2021 – As vaccines begin to roll out more steadily, the Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus is calling for the federal and provincial governments to work together to develop a flexible plan to re-open that supports small business, increases well-being, and allows for a gradual return to normalcy.

OBCM recognizes the importance of public health measures in keeping Ontarians safe throughout the pandemic and is grateful for the supports from the Federal and Provincial governments thus...

Area residents to continue using local booking systems for COVID-19 clinics

Posted on March 15, 2021 09:57 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department is advising area residents to continue using the local COVID-19 vaccination booking systems for appointments at local COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Appointments for clinics located in Clarington, Pickering and Whitby can be booked at or through the Call Centre Booking Line at 1-888-444-5113. To book appointments at the Durham College/Ontario Tech University Campus Ice Centre clinic visit or call...

Fire Chief warns residents not to leave self-cleaning ovens unattended

Posted on March 08, 2021 03:24 PM

Clarington, Ontario – Clarington Emergency and Fire Services Chief Gord Weir is asking residents to be careful when using the self-cleaning feature on an oven as it can become a fire hazard.

“Never leave your oven unattended when you set the self-cleaning option. The cleaning process usually takes three to four hours, and the oven heats up to a very high temperature, which can become a potential fire hazard if you are not careful,” said Fire Chief Gord Weir.

On Saturday, crews responded to a house...

Oshawa COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to begin appointments for residents 80-plus

Posted on March 08, 2021 02:37 PM

Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is announcing that the Oshawa COVID-19 vaccination clinic site is now accepting appointments for individuals 80 years and older, or those who will be turning 80 this year, to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. This site is located at Durham College/Ontario Tech University Campus Ice Centre, 2200 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. To book an appointment for this clinic, visit Seniors who are unable to use the online booking system are invited...

Health Department launches #RollUpYourSleevesDurham to provide COVID-19 vaccine for area residents

Posted on March 03, 2021 03:28 PM

Whitby, Ontario - Beginning Monday, March 8 at 8 a.m., residents of Durham Region can begin registering for appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine—beginning with individuals over the age of 80—via an online booking system or a central telephone booking line.

  • Monday, March 8 at 8 a.m.: Online and phone registration is open to Durham residents over the age of 80 (born in 1941 or earlier).
  • Tuesday, March 9: Appointments begin at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Clarington; or...

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