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Press Releases


Clarington cancels summer camps and indoor facility rentals

Posted on May 21, 2020 03:13 PM

Clarington May 21, 2020- To protect the health and safety of our children and to respond to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Clarington has made the difficult decision to cancel its summer camps. Clarington is also suspending all indoor facility rental permits until at least June 28.

“Based on all the information from the Province and Public Health, it’s clear our current camps cannot proceed as planned. With this decision today, we can begin to issue full refunds...

Rediscover the downtowns of Durham Region

Posted on May 21, 2020 02:09 PM

Whitby, Ontario–The Region of Durham, in collaboration with local business improvement areas (BIAs), have launched a new online platform—Downtowns of Durham—to support the region’s vibrant downtown-area businesses.

Downtowns of Durham will offer residents and visitors a chance to explore the region’s many “main street” shops, restaurants, and services virtually, as they recover. From historic storefronts to family owned restaurants, each of Durham’s 13 distinct downtown areas are home to a diverse...

Mayor Foster urges residents to stay the course and follow public health guidelines

Posted on May 14, 2020 12:26 PM

Clarington May 14, 2020- As we head into the Victoria Day long weekend, we cannot lose sight of the main goal across Clarington, Ontario, Canada and globally: we need to continue to flatten the curve. I know that both the Federal and Provincial governments are slowly easing restrictions by opening up parks, reserves and historic sites. More businesses will be allowed to operate in the coming weeks under Ontario's ‘Framework for reopening our Province,’ but that does not mean that we can throw caution...

Support your local businesses and farms, shop locally and help your community

Posted on May 14, 2020 12:11 PM

Clarington May 14, 2020/- Local Clarington businesses and farms continue to diversify and adapt to find new ways of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we turn the corner and see an easing of restrictions, Clarington Tourism would like to encourage residents to shop locally and support our local economy.

“We have an abundance of local food and farm-fresh products. Let’s support those who work hard to feed us,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster. “As retail stores reopen for curbside...

Fire safety is paramount as Clarington sees 42 per cent jump in fires

Posted on May 12, 2020 10:28 AM

Clarington May 12, 2020/- Clarington has seen a 42 per cent increase in fires in 2020 compared to the previous year. The statistics across Ontario are much more sobering; the Province has reported a 65 per cent increase in fire fatalities in 2020 compared to the same period last year. Of the 41 fire-related deaths to date, 17 of those fatalities occurred in March.

Between January and April 2020, Clarington firefighters responded to 49 fires, an increase of 11 fires for the same period in 2019.


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