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Shop Durham Region: New online marketplace for Durham businesses

posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020

by: in Community

While major online shopping retailers continue to get bigger and busier, many locally-owned and operated retailers are struggling—a trend that is accelerating during the pandemic. The upcoming holiday shopping season will be critical for Durham’s small businesses, and that’s why the Region of Durham is pleased to announce the launch of a new multi-vendor e-commerce […]

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What Are Food Sensitivities, and How Do I Know If I Have Them?

posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020

by: in Healthy Living

Food sensitivities, or food intolerances are abnormal reactions to foods, these terms are often used interchangeably. However, food sensitivities are different from food intolerances, because they involve an activation of the immune system. When we are exposed to foods, the immune system can react by releasing proteins called antibodies. Foods that cause antibodies to be […]

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November Happenings in Durham

posted Friday, November 13, 2020

by: in Community

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Shop Durham Region online marketplace is set to launch in November! Shop Durham Region will provide customers with a single platform where they can virtually explore and purchase products and services from participating businesses in Durham Region. Businesses are now being onboarded with many more expected to join […]

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Durham Region moves into Orange-Restrict category effective November 16, 2020

posted Friday, November 13, 2020

by: in Community

The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer: “In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Durham Region. It’s a concerning trend; a reflection of the second wave that has been seen in many areas of Ontario. Today, […]

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Dnext: Durham Region’s new podcast series featuring innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs

posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020

by: in Community

Invest Durham, in partnership with Dnext, is excited to announce the Dnext Podcast—a new podcast series that focuses on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and reimagining the future of Durham Region in today’s everchanging business environment. As the innovation and entrepreneur’s podcast for Durham, host Paul Koidis will be joined by key speakers from across […]

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Durham Region Transit sees success with On Demand service model

posted Thursday, November 5, 2020

by: in Community

Durham Region Transit (DRT) launched a new service plan, including a new On Demand service model, a month ago to meet existing and projected customer demand, from early morning to late night, seven days a week. Part of the Ridership Recovery Framework, with a goal of encouraging and increasing transit ridership, the first month of […]

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Durham Public Health offers Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

posted Monday, November 2, 2020

by: in Community

Durham Region Health Department is reminding area seniors to connect with the Health Department to determine eligibility for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) before going to a dentist. Individuals 65 and older can obtain an application online or contact the Health Department to have one mailed to them. Applications are approved by the […]

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Halloween – this year these two Pickering youth are saying, Let’s Trick or Trash

posted Thursday, October 29, 2020

by: in Community

Halloween maybe unofficially cancelled this year, do to the current pandemic, however two Pickering youth have come up with a fun idea that anyone can get involved with safely. Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes, founders of PickWaste, have been cleaning up trash in Pickering since they were high school students in 2017. After hosting around […]

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October – Thanksgiving, Halloween, and preparing for winter

posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020

by: in Boomers

After Christmas, Thanksgiving is one of the main holidays for many Canadians. Many of us managed to celebrate Thanksgiving in some way, but in a different way to other years.  After a summer of holidays and school staring up, in other years, Thanksgiving is a chance to sit down and take a deep breath. Things […]

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Waste Reduction Week in Durham – October 19 to 25, 2020

posted Tuesday, October 20, 2020

by: in Community

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round campaign focused on the principles of the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. We recognize our environmental efforts and achievements during this week-long celebration the third week of October every […]

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