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Durham Tourism launches new brand, celebrating urban excitement and country charm

posted Tuesday, January 5, 2021

by: in Uncategorized

It’s a new year, and Durham Tourism has announced the launch of a new brand that celebrates their unique blend of urban excitement and country charm. Although 2020 has looked a little different, Durham Region—in a typical year—is a place where you can spend your afternoon on a scenic country drive, visiting a farm or […]

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Memories of Christmas Past

posted Friday, December 18, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are in the last month of what has been a very interesting year. We have become familiar with social distancing, lockdowns, masks, different colours for stages of how areas are doing, and daily updates on COVID-19’s spread. This a lot of things we wish we hadn’t become familiar with, but there is a […]

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Shayla’s Voice -family shares their story of a child with autism

posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020

by: in Community

We are Sean and Annasha Martin and we appreciate the opportunity to share ‘Shayla’s Voice‘, our daughters’ journey with severe autism. Our family’s goal is to be her voice, as well as the voice of others, through our non-profit organization. We strive to not only bring awareness and support for the autism community, but to […]

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COVID fatigue, celebrating Christmas differently, and a sweet holiday treat recipe

posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

I hope everyone is still managing to stay sane during this COVID-19 thing. It has been a long time since it started, and we can expect a few more months at least before we see any degree of normalcy. Even my computer felt the effects of COVID. When I did a Blog for Remembrance Day, […]

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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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