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Fire Chief warns residents against improper storage of flammables in garages

Posted on January 06, 2020 02:00 AM

Clarington January 6, 2020/- Clarington Emergency and Fire Services Chief sounds the alarm against the improper storage of flammable materials such as propane tanks and gas cans in home garages. Fire Chief Gord Weir is concerned after two back-to-back fires on Sunday. In one case, the resident had propane tanks and a gas can dangerously close to the flames.

“It is critical that residents always store propane tanks outside of their garages in well-ventilated areas. If you store a propane tank...

Red-light cameras and automated speed enforcement are coming

Posted on December 17, 2019 08:45 AM

As part of Durham’s Vision Zero initiative to work towards preventing severe injuries and fatalities on our roadways, Regional Council has approved two new tools to improve traffic safety. Red-light cameras and automated speed enforcement will be coming to Durham Region in 2020.

Red-light cameras

Red-light camera programs have proven to improve road safety by influencing driver behaviour. The fine for running a red light in Ontario is $325. With red-light cameras, the Offence Notice is issued to the...

Early morning garage fire displaces Clarington family

Posted on December 17, 2019 03:30 AM

Clarington December 17, 2019/- Clarington Emergency and Fire Services responded to a residential garage fire near Concession Road 4 and Highway 115 in Clarington Tuesday morning.

The call came in just after 6:30 a.m. and crews arrived on scene to find the garage engulfed in flames, with smoke spreading into the house. The family of four and their pets were lucky to escape the house unharmed as there were no working smoke alarms.

The home sustained extensive fire and water damage to the...

Bowmanville Household Special Waste Depot’s weekend hours are changing on December 21

Posted on December 16, 2019 12:00 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Bowmanville Household Special Waste Depot is permanently changing its weekend hours of operation, beginning Saturday, December 21.

Hours of operation

  • Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: Saturday, December 21.

Where: 1998 Bowmanville Avenue, Municipality of Clarington.

Note: For more information, visit durham.ca/WMF, email waste@durham.ca, call 1-800-667-5671 or download the Durham Region Waste App.

 

CLOCA issues flood outlook statement

Posted on December 13, 2019 04:30 AM

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook statement and a notice of hazardous creek conditions. Read the full flood outlook and get the details.

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