Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:30 AM
The Province of Ontario is developing its next Poverty Reduction Strategy. Take the time to visit their website, learn about the initiative. Fill out the survey and share your feedback on ways to reduce poverty in Ontario. Visit Ontario.ca/povertysurvey.
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 02:01 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Have you ever wondered why you’re asked to separate paper and containers loosely into different blue boxes and not bags when recycling? It’s because Durham Region uses a two-stream Blue Box recycling program, which helps to keep paper products clean and protects their value.
“Our collection vehicles have two separate compartments for paper and containers,” explains Mirka Januszkiewicz, Director of Waste Management Services. “We have a Blue Box recycling program that separates loose...
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 02:25 PM
Clarington January 23, 2020/- Clarington received the 2019 Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year award for the Mill Street South transportation improvement project. The Municipality accepted the award in partnership with CIMA+ and M & S Architectural Ltd. during the OPWA annual conference held on Thursday.
The Mill Street project received Council approval in 2016. The project focused on improving pedestrian safety and access to Bond Head’s picturesque waterfront while...
Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2020 01:10 PM
Clarington January 7, 2020/- Inspect your chimney every year. That’s the message from Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir after crews responded to a chimney fire in north Clarington Monday afternoon.
“If you use a wood-burning appliance to heat your home, it’s important to make sure your chimney is clean and have it inspected every year,” said Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir. “Over time, soot and other by-products of burning can build up in your chimney flue, so regular inspection and preventative...
Posted on Monday, 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...