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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

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

posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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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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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

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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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War on Whiskey – Discover Durham Region’s Prohibition Past

posted Friday, April 9, 2021

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Jump in your jalopy and embark on an authentic journey through Durham’s prohibition past, while filling up on some lively libations and tasty food served to you by modern bootleggers. Pickering Museum Village, the Canadian Automotive Museum, Parkwood Estates and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery have partnered with Central Counties Tourism to bring the 1920s alive […]

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Pickering based “Mossify” is Lifting People’s Spirits and Plants

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

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It started when Mossify’s founder Lucas Picciolo worked a construction job. He was a machine operator and labourer for 39 houses in Pickering, Ont. and saw the extreme amount of wasted wood. Lucas said, “Tons and tons of perfectly good wood was thrown away on a weekly basis.” With this LARGE problem in mind, Lucas […]

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Art in Durham Region – snap a selfie, win a prize

posted Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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PineRidge Arts Council invites residents to “Snap a Selfie” with a sculpture! There are over 70 outdoor sculptures located in outdoor public spaces throughout Durham Region. Snap a selfie with one of the fabulous sculpture forms in your neighbourhood and share your photos on Facebook or Instagram with #SculpturesOfDurham. Selfies shared on Instagram are eligible for a prize. Contest […]

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

posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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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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