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Press Releases


Metrolinx confirms GO Lakeshore East Extension decision

Posted on February 20, 2020 06:03 PM

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; Dan Carter, Mayor of the City of Oshawa; and Adrian Foster, Mayor of the Municipality of Clarington:

“Today, the Metrolinx Board of Directors endorsed the GO East Rail Extension through Oshawa to Bowmanville in Clarington, featuring four new station stops located along the Canadian Pacific mainline north of Highway 401.

These stations—located...

Clarington downtowns to see installation of new public art this spring

Posted on February 19, 2020 04:31 PM

Clarington February 19, 2020/- Clarington’s downtowns will soon become more vibrant thanks to decorative public art pieces that will be installed in Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle and Orono. The project is funded through a $110,000 grant from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). In 2018, Council decided the funding should be used for public art installations to enhance the visitor experience and the beauty of our downtowns.

Three local artists and a local company...

GO East Extension will keep Durham on the right track

Posted on February 13, 2020 02:45 PM

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, Durham Region remains on the right track. We are pleased to see the GO east expansion moving ahead; offering an option that meets the needs of our growing communities.

Metrolinx has confirmed a route—north of Highway 401—that will provide rail service from Union Station (in Toronto) to Thornton’s Corners, a central station in...

Clarington receives Project of the Year award for Mill Street South Transportation Improvements

Posted on January 23, 2020 02:25 PM

Clarington January 23, 2020/- Clarington received the 2019 Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year award for the Mill Street South transportation improvement project. The Municipality accepted the award in partnership with CIMA+ and M & S Architectural Ltd. during the OPWA annual conference held on Thursday.

The Mill Street project received Council approval in 2016. The project focused on improving pedestrian safety and access to Bond Head’s picturesque waterfront while...

Boyle Excavating clears Bowmanville’s fish ladder for a second time

Posted on January 22, 2020 03:42 PM

Clarington January 22, 2020/- The Municipality of Clarington would like to thank community partner Boyle Excavating for clearing debris and silt gathered at the fish ladder.

“This is the second time that Boyle Excavating has stepped up and brought specialized heavy equipment to assist Clarington and Valleys 2000 in clearing the Bowmanville fishway. They truly are a great community partner. On behalf of our community, I want to thank them for their stewardship,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

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