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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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Council Highlights from the May 4, 2020 Meeting

Posted on May 08, 2020 04:25 PM

Clarington says it's an "unwilling host" for the Region's proposed anaerobic digestion and pre-sort facility  

Clarington Council voted unanimously to become an unwilling host for the Region of Durham's proposed new anaerobic digestion and mixed-waste pre-sort facility in Courtice. In June 2019, Regional Council authorized a site selection process for this new proposed facility. On March 6, 2020, in...

Clarington is developing a diversity and inclusion staff program

Posted on May 07, 2020 09:03 AM

Clarington May 7, 2020- The Municipality of Clarington has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) as part of a long-term initiative to create a diversity and inclusion staff program.

“As the fabric of our society continues to change, Clarington is a proactive employer, making matters of diversity and inclusion a priority. By partnering with CCDI we will provide our staff with the necessary tools, training, knowledge and awareness that they will be able to use when providing...

Durham York Energy Centre receives Emergency Amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval

Posted on May 01, 2020 09:51 AM

Whitby, Ontario – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York (the Regions) have received a temporary Emergency Amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) to process an additional 20,000 tonnes of garbage, for an annual total of 160,000 tonnes of garbage until December 31, 2020. The ECA for the DYEC currently allows the facility to process up to a maximum of 140,000 tonnes per year. The DYEC, as...

Second Street and Veterans Avenue to close for road reconstruction

Posted on April 30, 2020 03:53 PM

The following streets in Bowmanville will close for road reconstruction:

  • Second Street, from Prospect Street to Lambs Lane, beginning May 11 until approximately June 20, 2020
  • Veterans Avenue, from Prospect Street to Lambs Lane, beginning May 18 until approximately June 20, 2020

Detours will be available via alternate local roads.

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