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Region recognizes local accessibility champions

Posted on December 04, 2020 11:01 AM

Whitby, Ontario – In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, The Regional Municipality of Durham has awarded eight local champions the Accessibility Award. This award recognizes their dedication to removing barriers and making the Region more accessible for people of all abilities.

Each year, the local Accessibility Advisory Committees (AACs) nominate individuals, businesses or services based on their efforts in identifying, removing and preventing barriers for individuals...

Local businesses and not-for-profit organization recognized for removing accessibility barriers

Posted on December 03, 2020 03:16 PM

Clarington, Ontario - Clarington Council recognized two local businesses and a not-for-profit organization for their commitment to accessibility and inclusion during a virtual ceremony held on December 2, 2020. Foodland Newcastle, Hooper’s Jewellers and the Rotary Club of Bowmanville - Grocery Delivery Program were all honoured for taking steps to remove barriers and to ensure that people of all abilities can access their services.

“Congratulations to all organizations who have taken a leadership...

Mitigating the impacts of Climate Change: Clarington launches new Community Electric Vehicle Report

Posted on December 02, 2020 09:58 AM

Clarington, Ontario – The Municipality of Clarington is launching a new Community Electric Vehicle (EV) report, developed in partnership with Trent University – Durham Campus. The EV report contains 13 recommendations for Clarington to consider, which are founded on best practices to support public buy-in for EVs.

The recommendations include actions the Municipality can take to promote widespread EV use in the Municipality. They include developing a work plan to encourage community uptake for EVs...

New electric vehicle chargers coming to Durham

Posted on November 30, 2020 09:48 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region is collaborating with local area municipalities and utilities to create a community-wide network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. This initiative is made possible through a more than $296,000 investment from the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

The investment will support the installation of 60 electric vehicle connectors across 21 municipally-owned and publicly-accessible...

Working smoke alarms can keep your family safe this Holiday Season

Posted on November 25, 2020 10:20 AM

Clarington November 25, 2020/- Following an overnight house fire, Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir is reminding residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms on every level of their home ahead of the holiday season. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Clarington Emergency and Fire Services responded to a house fire in Orono just east of Highway 35/115.

Firefighters responded to the emergency call, which came in at 3:08 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, flames were visible. Both residents...

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