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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...

Celebrate National Public Works Week (May 17 - 23)

Posted on May 20, 2020 11:22 AM

From May 17 to 23, Durham Region is celebrating National Public Works Week by recognizing the essential services of public works and acknowledging the essential services our Works Department staff provide each and every day.

Thank you to all Works Department staff for their commitment to providing excellent service. This year more than ever, we’ve seen just how important public works is to ensure our communities operate smoothly and safely, even during a pandemic. It is thanks to our dedicated...

Planning eUpdate - May 15, 2020

Posted on May 15, 2020 04:28 PM

Volume 20, Issue 7, May 15, 2020

In this issue:

Business during COVID-19

The Municipality continues to review and process applications. We have already held Advisory Committee meetings via teleconference, including the Agriculture and Heritage Committees. Community Planning staff continue work on Secondary Plans including holding a virtual steering committee and stakeholder meetings. We are working on addressing the backlog of applications...

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...

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