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Clarington sets out new rules for taxi licensing

Posted on September 22, 2015 09:00 AM

Clarington September 22, 2015/- Clarington Council has voted to amend its Taxi By-law to ensure it complies with the requirements set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The revised by-law regulates taxi licences.

The updated by-law prohibits taxi owners and operators from charging an extra fee for passengers with a disability. It also prohibits taxi owners and operators from charging an additional fee to transport mobility aids such as wheelchairs. The by-law requires...

Council delays sale of former Newcastle Fire Hall, allows GO Transit to continue using it as a bus turnaround

Posted on September 22, 2015 08:45 AM

Clarington September 22, 2015/- Clarington Council voted to maintain current transit services to Newcastle Village. On Monday night, Councillors voted to delay the demolition of the former Newcastle Fire Hall, consequently delaying sale of the land.

The property is currently being used by GO Transit as a temporary turnaround for its double-decker buses, allowing buses access to pick up commuters in town. In January, Council decided to proceed with the remediation, demolition of the fire hall and sale...

Council is exploring options for Tourism delivery in Clarington

Posted on September 22, 2015 08:45 AM

Clarington September 22, 2015/- Council is looking to review how Tourism services are managed and run in Clarington. During Monday’s Council meeting, Councillors asked the Clarington Tourism and Marketing Board, the Clarington Board of Trade, and the Municipal Communications and Tourism Division to prepare and provide proposals for delivery of Tourism services.

Council has highlighted Tourism as a priority in its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Specifically, it wants to ‘review and implement the best option...

Second quarter financial update: Clarington is on track with its overall 2015 budget

Posted on September 22, 2015 04:15 AM

Clarington September 22, 2015/- The Municipality of Clarington’s operating budget is on target for this year, as outlined in a second quarter report. As of June 30, 2015 Clarington spent $42,013,566. This represents 102 per cent of its second quarter budget. Revenues are also higher, Clarington collected $65,274,121. That’s an increase of over six per cent from what was budgeted. The Municipality’s revenues exceed the expenditures on services.

Many services that Clarington provides are seasonal such...

Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre Rededication

Clarington Fitness Centre rededicated during ceremony, named Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre

Posted on September 19, 2015 01:30 AM

Clarington September 19, 2015/ - The Clarington Fitness Centre was rededicated today as the new Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre. The rededication ceremony was held at the centre this afternoon.

The newly renovated facility is named after local community leader Arthur Alan Harvey Strike. “We chose to name the facility after Alan Strike because of his dedication to the community and the role he played in building the original Splash Centre,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster. “Mr. Strike...

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