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Durham Region Film Festival (DRIFF) is Shifting The Narrative with a summer Drive-In series

posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021

by: in Community

The Durham Region Film Festival (DRIFF), like many in the arts community, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the DRIFF Board of Directors has decided to place a one-year hiatus on the regularly planned fall festival. The team has been hard at work behind the scenes reimagining ways to deliver a […]

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Remembering our police officers lost in the line of duty

posted Thursday, July 22, 2021

by: in Boomers

Each time a police officer is murdered, it brings back many memories for me. It takes me back over forty years ago to a January day in 1980. Back then we didn’t have 24-hour news the way we do now. We mostly depended on the radio for up to date information. We also had a […]

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Durham Regional Crime Stoppers celebrates 35 years of service

posted Friday, June 4, 2021

by: in Community

Crime Stoppers was the brainchild of  Canadian-born Greg MacAleese, a Detective with the Albuquerque Police  Department in New Mexico. In 1976, Greg had run out of leads in a  homicide investigation and out of frustration had appealed to the public  for assistance. He went so far as to produce the first crime  re-enactment, which aired […]

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June is Bike Month in Durham Region

posted Tuesday, June 1, 2021

by: in Community

The Region of Durham invites you to celebrate Bike Month by taking part in a series of fun, educational cycling activities throughout the region. From June 1 to 30, residents are encouraged to explore Durham’s unique landscapes and scenic trails while practising safe cycling. This year Bike Month will be taking place all month long! The […]

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It’s finally gardening time for planting flowers and vegetables

posted Tuesday, June 1, 2021

by: in Boomers

More than a year has passed since COVID-19 raised its ugly head. It has dominated the news for so long. Hopefully as we receive the vaccine it will move further down the news list.                 Just a few little thoughts over the last year. It amused me after we were all supposed to be wearing […]

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Durham is Home – new collection of clothing and accessories helps to stimulate local tourism

posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021

by: in Community

As we all know, the pandemic has had disastrous impacts on the tourism industry, from destinations and restaurants, to independent retailers and event facilities. Durham Tourism has launched the Durham is Home collection as a component of our recovery strategy. The vision is to foster interest in Durham Region’s many communities through a confident new form […]

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The Second Wedge Brewing Co. in Uxbridge wins 2021 Bicycle Friendly Business Award

posted Thursday, May 20, 2021

by: in Community

According to Ontario By Bike/Transportation Options, many Ontario residents are keen to make summer plans that include their bicycles, being respectful of current travel restrictions. Over 1,500 Ontario businesses certified as bicycle friendly by Ontario By Bike are ready to roll out a welcome to cyclists. To recognize the businesses that have gone above and beyond, offering […]

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The Year Without a Summer

posted Wednesday, May 5, 2021

by: in Boomers

With all the different weather we;ve been having over the past month, it got me thinking about the summer of 1816. I wasn’t there but my son would probably say I was (ha ha). It was called ‘the year without a summer’ and it affected a large part of Europe, eastern North America, and China. […]

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Applewood Farm Winery opening new location on May 1, 2021

posted Friday, April 23, 2021

by: in Community

Applewood Farm Winery first opened it’s doors in Stouffville in September of 2000. For the last 20 years, the winery has had a warm and comfortable atmosphere.  What started out as two young kids with an idea, has blossomed into a reality.  They offer a large tasting bar where you can sample award winning wine […]

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Stories from the Downtowns of Durham

posted Friday, April 16, 2021

by: in Community

Downtowns of Durham offers residents and visitors a chance to explore the region’s many “main street” shops, restaurants and services virtually. The site also offers stories from local contributors highlighting businesses, exciting events and first-person accounts of cool Downtowns of Durham experiences. Durham Region is home to thirteen distinct ‘main street’ downtowns. From historic storefronts, […]

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