Archive Media Releases

Media Releases - 2002

 
December

Dec 20, 2002, Additional member of Regional Council to take office following November 2003 Municipal Election
Dec 19, 2002, York Region urges federal government to implement Canada's Urban Strategy
Dec 19, 2002, York Region invests nearly $950,000 in human services projects
Dec 19, 2002, The Regional Municipality of York wins prestigious Sustainable Transportation Award
Dec 16, 2002, York Region requesting proposals for funding from homelessness agencies
Dec 06, 2002, Norwalk Virus

November

Nov 27, 2002, Employment project to promoteYork region as a workplace of choice
Nov 26, 2002, Workshop spurs ideas for affordable housing projects in York Region
Nov 25, 2002, Regional Council Changing Council Composition
Nov 22, 2002, Regional Municipality of York to begin installation of new energy efficient traffic signals
Nov 22, 2002, York Regional Council approves 2003 fare increase for York Region Transit
Nov 22, 2002, New fare schedule for York Region Transit in 2003
Nov 21, 2002, York Region donates ambulance to Ecuador
Nov 11, 2002, York Region's economy remains strong in first half of 2002
Nov 06, 2002, York Region residents provided new commuting option with the Bayview Avenue Extension

October

Oct 24, 2002, Report asks province to recognize "Fair is Fair" principle for health care funding in York Region
Oct 23, 2002, The York Region Character Community initiative
Oct 23, 2002, York Region Character Council announces Character Champion and Attributes
Oct 21, 2002, York Rapid Transit Plan Public Consultation on the Markham North-South Link Environment Assessment
Oct 18, 2002, York Region seeking feedback on draft terms of reference for Accessibility Advisory Committee
Oct 17, 2002, Moody's Investor Service assigns York Region its highest credit rating for third consecutive year
Oct 17, 2002, York Regional Council approves $50 million towardYork Rapid Transit Plan Quick Start program
Oct 17, 2002, York Regional Council approves $50 million towardYork Rapid Transit Plan Quick Start program
Oct 16, 2002, York Region Transit announces cross-boundary service and new routes in the Township of King
Oct 16, 2002, York Region joins Forestry Conference to help tackle challenges of Urban Forestry
Oct 16, 2002, York Region and CMHC celebrate new affordable housing for seniors in Newmarket
Oct 10, 2002, Public Service Announcement Community Calendar Listing
Oct 08, 2002, York Region and City of Vaughan sign MOU to build affordable housing and community facility for seniors
Oct 03, 2002, York Region offering mapping services online

September

Sep 27, 2002, Probable human cases of West Nile Virus in York Region
Sep 20, 2002, York Region endorses Canada's urban strategy
Sep 19, 2002, York Region receives funding for tobacco campaign
Sep 19, 2002, Walk to school on October 2nd
Sep 19, 2002, York Regional Council awards contract for new anti-icing program
Sep 12, 2002, York Region shares second planning award of excellence for Oak Ridges Moraine Tri-Regional Strategy
Sep 09, 2002, Bird collection for West Nile Virus on hold

August

Aug 29, 2002, York Region Health Services identifies nine cases of E. coli bacteria
Aug 27, 2002, York Region Transit introduces new transit service to Georgina and East Gwillimbury
Aug 26, 2002, Outdoor water ban relaxed in Aurora, Newmarket, Holland Landing, Queensville, Sharon and Mount Albert
Aug 15, 2002, York Region receives $6.6 million in transit funding for York Region Transit
Aug 13, 2002, West Nile Virus: four additional birds identified
Aug 09, 2002, Bat warning
Aug 09, 2002, West Nile Virus positive mosquito pool identified in York Region
Aug 07, 2002, Outdoor water ban relaxed in the Township of King, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and Kleinberg
Aug 07, 2002, Stage 1 and Stage 2 water restrictions
Aug 06, 2002, Second bird presumed to have West Nile Virus
Aug 02, 2002, Persistent hot, dry weather prompts York Region to continue outdoor water ban/advisory
Aug 02, 2002, Advice to residents on private wells
Aug 02, 2002, York Region bird confirmed positive for West Nile Virus

July

Jul 30, 2002, Bird presumed positive for West Nile Virus in York Region
Jul 24, 2002, Outdoor water ban/ advisory continues for York Region
Jul 17, 2002, York Region to welcome thousands of delegates during World Youth Day
Jul 17, 2002, York Region Transit enhancing service during World Youth Day
Jul 17, 2002, Outdoor water ban and advisory issued for York Region
Jul 17, 2002, Free landscape audits promote water conservation
Jul 17, 2002, Outdoor water ban and advisory issued for York Region
Jul 15, 2002, Water Efficiency Tips
Jul 15, 2002, Welcome World Youth Day Delegates
Jul 15, 2002, York Region asks residents to reduce outdoor water use as hot, dry weather continues
Jul 03, 2002, Hot weather health protection
Jul 03, 2002, Smog advisory information

June

Jun 28, 2002, York Region moves to harmonize outdoor water use bylaws
Jun 28, 2002, Section of 16th Avenue to close temporarily for repairs
Jun 27, 2002, June 27, 2002 York Region hires new Associate Medical Officer of Health
Jun 27, 2002, York Region launches hike guide
Jun 27, 2002, York Region endorses vision for Highway 7 as major rapid transit corridor
Jun 27, 2002, Transportation Master Plan provides30-year strategy for York Region
Jun 27, 2002, York Regional Council signs historic agreement to develop the York Rapid Transit Plan
Jun 27, 2002, York Region releases 2001 Annual Report
Jun 26, 2002, Garbage collection throughout York Region unaffected by Toronto CUPE strike
Jun 25, 2002, Healthcare funding in York Region falls drastically behind provincial average
Jun 21, 2002, GTA group sets out vision action plan
Jun 21, 2002, New initiative reaches out to homeless youth and youth at risk
Jun 21, 2002, Municipal actions to improve air quality in York Region
Jun 21, 2002, York Region joins area municipalities to sign Declaration on Clean Air
Jun 20, 2002, Backgrounder - Official Opening Newmarket Health Centre Redevelopment
Jun 20, 2002, Newmarket Health Centre hosts opening celebration
Jun 19, 2002, York Region moves closer to constructing seniors supportive housing in Newmarket
Jun 19, 2002, York Region Housing Supply Strategy pursues wider affordable housing choices
Jun 18, 2002, Newmarket Health Centre redevelopment
Jun 13, 2002, York Region municipal water supplies not part of MDS probe
Jun 01, 2002, Leading the way with Geomatics - June 2002 article in Municipal World

May

May 31, 2002, York Region Water for Tomorrow Program recognized for water conservation efforts
May 30, 2002, York Region shares planning award of excellence for Oak Ridges Moraine Tri-Regional Strategy
May 30, 2002, Federal/Provincial affordable housing program complements York Region Housing Supply Strategy
May 29, 2002, Exercise Timothy underway in downtown Newmarket
May 29, 2002, No-Smoking By-law marks anniversary
May 29, 2002, York Region conducts emergency exercise with Town of Newmarket and GO Transit
May 28, 2002, York Region hosts Press Conference regarding Exercise Timothy
May 23, 2002, Regional Municipality of York hires new Chief Administrative Officer
May 17, 2002, GO Transit improvements benefit commuters across York Region
May 17, 2002, York Region Human Services project to address shortage of professional workers in health, education and social services
May 16, 2002, May 16, 2002 Council amends No-Smoking By-law
May 16, 2002, York Region Tourism releases 2002 Visitors Guide
May 16, 2002, York Region announces $4.2 million service improvements to York Region Transit
May 16, 2002, York Region awards Arts & Culture Tourism Grants
May 16, 2002, York Region to partner in Newmarket natural heritage strategy study
May 16, 2002, Program to strengthen public accountability and efficiency of Region's planning activities
May 16, 2002, York Regional Council selects private partner for York Rapid Transit Plan
May 13, 2002, Regional Chair to make major transit announcements
May 13, 2002, York Region improves local water supplies
May 09, 2002, West Nile Virus surveillance program to start
May 06, 2002, Two companies plead guilty to charges of violating York Region Tree Bylaw

April

Apr 29, 2002, Emergency exercise to be held May 29, 2002 in downtown Newmarket
Apr 29, 2002, Backgrounder Emergency Exercise to be held May 29, 2002 in downtown Newmarket
Apr 23, 2002, Interviews complete on road to rapid transit partnership for York Region
Apr 23, 2002, York Region to participate in volunteer centre and 211 phone service initiative
Apr 23, 2002, York Region releases 25-year strategic plan
Apr 16, 2002, The need for transit
Apr 16, 2002, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the York Transit Plan
Apr 16, 2002, York Region and City of Toronto partnership could make inter-regional transit a reality
Apr 16, 2002, York Rapid Transit Plan: an inter-regional approach
Apr 16, 2002, York Region sponsoring Chinese Business Expo and Conference
Apr 11, 2002, York Region taking lead on GTA digital orthophotography and terrain data project
Apr 10, 2002, Employment growth in York Region keeps pace with population growth
Apr 10, 2002, York Region's economy continues to grow and diversify
Apr 08, 2002, Grant program to offset development charges for non-profit affordable housing
Apr 08, 2002, City of Vaughan Mayor Lorna Jackson remembered for significant contribution to York Region

March

Mar 28, 2002, York Region seeks funding to launch Small Business Enterprise Centre
Mar 28, 2002, Region of York completes waste management strategy;approves two additional waste disposal contracts
Mar 28, 2002, York Region secures funding to continue export development program to December 2002
Mar 28, 2002, Red E. Fox has arrived!
Mar 18, 2002, Planning for Quality of Life in York Region
Mar 18, 2002, York Region receives $250,000 for intelligent transportation systems

February

Feb 28, 2002, Integrated material recovery facility, transfer station and composting comprise York Region diversion strategy
Feb 28, 2002, Region of York developing waste management strategy in advance of Keele Valley Landfill closure
Feb 28, 2002, York Region to complete agreements for new state-of-the-art waste transfer and processing facilities
Feb 21, 2002, Approval of Vision 2026 ensures strongYork Region future for next 25 years
Feb 21, 2002, York Region future for next 25 years
Feb 21, 2002, Blood Donor Clinic to be held March 5 at York Region Administrative Centre
Feb 21, 2002, Region of York lays charges under Regional Tree Bylaw and Forestry Act
Feb 21, 2002, York Regional Council approves 2002 Arts and Culture Tourism Grants Program
Feb 21, 2002, York Region to partner with Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
Feb 21, 2002, York Region issues Request for Proposal for a Rapid Transit Public-Private Partnership
Feb 21, 2002, York Region announces designates to Youth Advisory Committee
Feb 21, 2002, 2002 edition of York Region community services directory now available
Feb 14, 2002, The Region of York and Peel Region sign innovative water supply agreement
Feb 13, 2002, York Region projects receive $1.1 million to address homelessness
Feb 12, 2002, York Region launches Character Community initiative
Feb 11, 2002, GO Transit to add new train and highway bus service in York Region
Feb 11, 2002, York Regional Chair appointed to new Provincial Smart Growth panel
Feb 08, 2002, Drivers have more options in northern York Region after improvements to Green Lane East and Highway 404
Feb 07, 2002, York Region's Rapid Transit Public-Private Partnership gains momentum
Feb 04, 2002, York Region Launches On-line Fine Payment System

January

Jan 30, 2002, Speech to the Canadian Urban Institute Bill Fisch, Chair, Regional Municipality of York
Jan 30, 2002, York Regional Chair discusses rapid transit initiatives speech to Canadian Urban Institute conference
Jan 29, 2002, York Region Chair Bill Fisch to address annual Canadian Urban Institute conference
Jan 29, 2002, York Region Transit receives donation of Mobility Plus van
Jan 25, 2002, Region of York applies for GTIP money
Jan 25, 2002, York Region Transit Five-Year Service Plan to receive input
Jan 25, 2002, They can't smoke them if they can't get them...
Jan 24, 2002, York Region becomes a Character Community
Jan 24, 2002, York Council appoints Georgina Regional Councillor to Police Services Board
Jan 24, 2002, York Council approves 2002 Business Plan and Budget
Jan 17, 2002, Five consortia interested in developing York Region's inter-regional rapid transit system
Jan 16, 2002, Habitat for Humanity, York Region to hold celebration and open house
Jan 10, 2002, Transit increases express bus service in York Region
Jan 09, 2002, Public input sought for draft Transportation Master Plan
Jan 09, 2002, On The Move Toward Sustainable Transportation Transportation Master Plan for York Region
Jan 09, 2002, Transportation Master Plan for York Region
Jan 09, 2002, York Rapid Transit Plan: an inter-regional approach
Jan 09, 2002, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the York Transit Plan
Jan 09, 2002, The York Region Rapid Transit Public-Private Partnership
Jan 08, 2002, York Region CAO to retire in 2002
Jan 07, 2002, York Regional Chair appointed to new GO Board

 
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