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Local businesses and not-for-profit organization recognized for removing accessibility barriers

Posted on December 03, 2020 03:16 PM

Clarington, Ontario - Clarington Council recognized two local businesses and a not-for-profit organization for their commitment to accessibility and inclusion during a virtual ceremony held on December 2, 2020. Foodland Newcastle, Hooper’s Jewellers and the Rotary Club of Bowmanville - Grocery Delivery Program were all honoured for taking steps to remove barriers and to ensure that people of all abilities can access their services.

“Congratulations to all organizations who have taken a leadership...

Planning eUpdate - December 3, 2020

Posted on December 03, 2020 03:07 PM

Volume 20, Issue 16, December 3, 2020

In this issue:

Council to consider Recommendation Report on Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan

More growth is coming to Courtice. The Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan will create a planning framework to allow the development of these lands into a pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented neighbourhood with a diverse range of housing within walking distance to shopping, services, schools and amenities....

Mitigating the impacts of Climate Change: Clarington launches new Community Electric Vehicle Report

Posted on December 02, 2020 09:58 AM

Clarington, Ontario – The Municipality of Clarington is launching a new Community Electric Vehicle (EV) report, developed in partnership with Trent University – Durham Campus. The EV report contains 13 recommendations for Clarington to consider, which are founded on best practices to support public buy-in for EVs.

The recommendations include actions the Municipality can take to promote widespread EV use in the Municipality. They include developing a work plan to encourage community uptake for EVs...

New electric vehicle chargers coming to Durham

Posted on November 30, 2020 09:48 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region is collaborating with local area municipalities and utilities to create a community-wide network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. This initiative is made possible through a more than $296,000 investment from the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

The investment will support the installation of 60 electric vehicle connectors across 21 municipally-owned and publicly-accessible...

Council Highlights from the November 23, 2020 meeting

Posted on November 27, 2020 03:10 PM

Clarington Council reopens property at the end of Longworth Avenue to the public 

Clarington Council has amended a previous decision prohibiting the public from using the Municipal property on Longworth Avenue and Mearns Avenue. Council has opted to reopen the property for public use while adding certain safety precautions. Staff have been directed to remove the gate and open the property for residents to use while also installing a removable bollard to prevent bikes and ATVs from entering...

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