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Council passes unprecedented COVID-19 financial support package for taxpayers and businesses

Posted on June 23, 2020 12:51 PM

Clarington June 23, 2020/- During a marathon Committee session culminating in a late-night Council meeting, Clarington Council passed an unprecedented financial support package for taxpayers and business owners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The support package totals $2 million, with $1 million dedicated to a temporary property tax relief program, and the remaining $1 million going to a Community Improvement Plan to help qualifying businesses.

The property tax relief program will...

Reminder: Celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way on July 1

Posted on June 23, 2020 10:04 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On July 1, join us as we celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way—an uplifting, virtual celebration of the communities in Durham Region. To see a special Canada Day message, check out this video.

New and exciting performances and family-friendly entertainment have been announced for the event including:

  • O’Canada performed by local artist, Kalista Wilson 
  • Baking beaver tails with MasterChef Canada winner and host of Mary’s Kitchen Crush, Mary Berg
  • Soca entertainment...

Lake Ontario Shoreline Hazards Management Plan Update: Phase 4 – Draft Final Report Comments

Posted on June 22, 2020 01:37 PM

PORT HOPE, June 19, 2020 - In 1990, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, in partnership with Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority and Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority, completed a Shoreline Management Plan for the Lake Ontario shoreline to guide shoreline management within their respective jurisdictions.

Shorelines are forever changing, and the 1990 Plan required updating to reflect these changes. Zuzek Incorporated, out of Waterdown ON, was retained to update...

Mandatory water restrictions for Newcastle and Newtonville

Posted on June 19, 2020 04:33 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents and businesses in Newcastle and Newtonville of mandatory water restrictions during the extreme hot weather. Residents and businesses are required to discontinue all non-essential indoor and outdoor water use during this time.

When: Effective immediately.

Where: Newcastle and Newtonville in the Municipality of Clarington.

Why: Water use restrictions are necessary to maintain adequate water levels to deal with emergencies,...

Council Highlights from the June 15, 2020 meeting

Posted on June 19, 2020 02:27 PM

Council adopts a new guide to help identify outdoor recreation facility needs for residents now and in the future  

Clarington Council has approved the 2020 Outdoor Recreation Needs Assessment (ORNA). This document is a guide to assist Municipal staff as they plan improvements to existing facilities and as they look to build new outdoor recreation facilities based on community needs today and for the next 15 years. The ORNA guide is based on a comprehensive...

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