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Press Releases


Clarington's Town Hall open by appointment

Posted on January 14, 2021 04:15 PM

Clarington, Ontario – Starting on Monday, January 18, 2021, Clarington's Municipal Administrative Centre in Bowmanville (Town Hall) will be open to the public by appointment only. As an essential service provider and a community leader, Clarington supports the Provincial direction to ensure that people leave their homes for essential reasons as outlined in the Provincial order.

Residents looking to access a service should call ahead and make an appointment, 905-623-3379 or fill out our form,

Emergency child care coming soon for school-age children of eligible workers

Posted on December 23, 2020 03:30 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Licensed child care programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and centre-based kindergarten programs will remain open during the province-wide shutdown. However, care of school-age children whose parents are not eligible workers is prohibited from January 4 to 8, 2021, as per the Ontario government’s Safer at Home Restrictions. Full-day care programs for school-age children will only be available for eligible workers, at no cost to families.

The province-wide shutdown announcement...

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...

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