Archive Media Releases

2003 Archive

All Public Service Anouncements will be marked with a "PSA"
Black out releases will be marked with a B

December

Dec 22, 2003, FOOD PREMISE AND RESTAURANT DISCLOSURE
Dec 22, 2003, York Region Transit fares to change in New Year
PSA Dec 22, 2003, Celebrate the work of Public Health Inspectors during Environmental Health Week
PSA Dec 22, 2003, York Region Transit offers free New Year's Eve service
Dec 15, 2003, CITIZEN APPOINTMENT TO THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK POLICE SERVICES BOARD
Dec 12, 2003, York Region makes appointments to Committees and external Agencies, Boards and Commissions for 2003-2006
Dec 11, 2003, York Region invests $1 million dollars in human community services for vulnerable residents
Dec 11, 2003, York Region and King Township agree to proceed with local sewage collection system in King City
Dec 10, 2003, Santa's sleigh has flashing lights ?
Dec 10, 2003, York Region Human Services Planning Coalition advocates for fairness in provincial funding
Dec 04, 2003, Bill Fisch acclaimed to third term as Regional Chair

November

Nov 28, 2003, York Regional Council to hold Inaugural meeting and election of Regional Chair and CEO
Nov 28, 2003, York Region offers additional Community Flu Clinics Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu!
PSA Nov 27, 2003, Are you driven to distraction? December 1-7 is National Safe Driving Week
PSA Nov 27, 2003, ABC (All Babies Count) prenatal nutrition program helps York Region's Moms-To-Be
PSA Nov 26, 2003, Workshop on Interviewing Across Cultures
PSA Nov 25, 2003, York Region hosts Jingle Bell Walk For ongoing circulation to December 7, 2003
Nov 24, 2003, PUBLIC ADVISORY - HEPATITIS A ASSOCIATED WITHGREEN ONIONS IN THE U.S
Nov 20, 2003, York Region allocates $210,000 to combat Asian Long-horned Beetle
Nov 10, 2003, Is aging a reason to stop driving?
PSA Nov 10, 2003, York Region's 9th Annual United Way Craft Sale to be held November 27th
PSA Nov 10, 2003, The U.S. Bio-Terrorism Act What it means for Canadian Exporters
Nov 05, 2003, Teens learn the facts about cannabis at Youth Summit

October

Oct 30, 2003, Fire Fighter Calendar sales to exceed 10,000 copies and surpass last year's donation to Breast Cancer and the three hospitals in York Region
Oct 30, 2003, Pathways celebrates opening of new drop-in centre for youth
Oct 28, 2003, Nature Conservancy of Canada to preserve donated green space on Oak Ridges Moraine
Oct 27, 2003, York Region and Nature Conservancy of Canada to hold officialdedication of MacMillan Nature Reserve in Vaughan
Oct 17, 2003, York Region to press Federal and Provincial governments for funding to combat Asian Longhorned Beetle
Oct 17, 2003, York Region proceeds with Request for Proposals for new Waste Management Technologies
Oct 16, 2003, York Region census data implications
Oct 16, 2003, Regional Municipality of York receives Excellence in Planning Award
Oct 15, 2003, York Region EMS makes Fall Food Drive delivery to York Region Food Network
Oct 10, 2003, The Flu Shot. Who Needs It? You Do!
Oct 10, 2003, York Region Community Flu Clinics make it easy to Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu
Oct 10, 2003, York Region hosts Workplace Wellness Conference
Oct 09, 2003, West Nile virus: additional bird identified
Oct 09, 2003, York Region invites proposals fromcommunity service agencies for 2004 projects
Oct 03, 2003, Leaders in Agriculture Develop a GTA Agricultural Action Plan
Oct 02, 2003, PROCEDURE BY-LAW
Oct 02, 2003, York Region celebrates Advanced Care Paramedic graduates

September

Sep 29, 2003, York Region hosts Emergency Management Forum
Sep 26, 2003, York Region reports fifth positive West Nile virus mosquito pool
Sep 25, 2003, York Region invites proposals from homelessness agencies for Winter Needs Funding
Sep 25, 2003, York Region Administrative Centre declared "Idle Free Zone"
Sep 19, 2003, York Region's economy weathers economic challenges in first half of 2003
Sep 19, 2003, York Region to proceed with Centralized Fire Dispatch Centre
Sep 19, 2003, York Region Fall Forest Festival
Sep 19, 2003, York Region to proceed with Centralized Fire Dispatch Centre
Sep 18, 2003, York Region to fund York Children's Water Festival
Sep 18, 2003, York Region to establish new Household Hazardous Waste Depot in Vaughan
Sep 18, 2003, York Region to ask Province to allow photo radar and red light cameras
Sep 18, 2003, York Region moves forward on adopting new technologies for solid waste management
Sep 18, 2003, York Region grants five-year extension to award-winning Water for Tomorrow program
Sep 18, 2003, York Region approves $539 million over five years for rapid transit plan
Sep 18, 2003, Asian Longhorned Beetle discovered in York Region
Sep 18, 2003, Storm Alert
Sep 17, 2003, YRTP Public Consultation on the Highway 7 Corridor and Vaughan North South Link Environment Assessment
Sep 15, 2003, Walking ? It's The Way To Go!
Sep 15, 2003, York Region West Nile Virus Statistical Update
Sep 15, 2003, York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre Offers PST & GST Seminar
Sep 12, 2003, York Region and York Regional Police to Kick-Off Unitead Way Campaign
PSA Sep 10, 2003, YRTP Public Consultation on the Highway 7 Corridor and Vaughan North South Link Environment Assessment
Sep 09, 2003, Fifth Annual Poker Run for Make-a-Wish Foundation
PSA Sep 09, 2003, York Region reports fourth positive West Nile virus mosquito pool
Sep 04, 2003, York Region Transit customer appreciation day welcomes new transit riders
Sep 02, 2003, York Region lifts water advisory

August

Aug 29, 2003, Beef Recall
Aug 28, 2003, York Region reports positive WNv mosquito pools - Correction
Aug 28, 2003, York Region reports third confirmed positive WNv mosquito pool
Aug 27, 2003, Yonge and Bayview bus routes to be transferred to York Region Transit this weekend
Aug 27, 2003, York Region Transit offers free rides on Labour Day long weekend
Aug 26, 2003, York Region thanks residents for co-operation during power crisis
Aug 25, 2003, York Region asks residents and businesses to continue water conservation efforts
Aug 20, 2003, York Region awarded $100 million in low-interest loans
Aug 20, 2003, York Region offering support for families whose birth experience was affected by the SARS outbreak
B Aug 20, 2003, Test results show Cook's Bay beaches safe for recreational use
Aug 19, 2003, Outdoor water advisory issued for York Region
B Aug 19, 2003, Hot weather health protection during energy emergency
Aug 18, 2003, Blood Donor Clinic
B Aug 18, 2003, Precautions still advised for recreational use of Tannery Creek
B Aug 18, 2003, York Region Power Failure Update
B Aug 16, 2003, Precautions for recreational use of Tannery Creek
B Aug 15, 2003, Power Outage Advisory from the Medical Officer of Health
Aug 06, 2003, York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre Program up and running in Newmarket

July

Jul 28, 2003, York Region Transit offers free rides on long weekends this summer
Jul 25, 2003, York Region will continue to defend by-law to control local sewage collection system in King City
Jul 21, 2003, York Region announces West Nile Virus Registry
Jul 17, 2003, York Region approves business openings on Labour Day and Thanksgiving in 2003
Jul 15, 2003, Mosquito pool in Whitchurch-Stouffville a false positive for West Nile virus
PSA Jul 11, 2003, West Nile Virus Community Open Houses
Jul 02, 2003, Employment growth in York Region exceeds provincial and national average

June

Jun 30, 2003, SARS death reported
Jun 30, 2003, York Region wins York Durham Sewer System court challenge
Jun 30, 2003, Employment growth in York Region exceeds provincial and national average
Jun 27, 2003, York Region releases 2002 Annual Report
Jun 27, 2003, York Region Transit assumes GO Services
Jun 25, 2003, York Region Beach Sampling Program begins
PSA Jun 25, 2003, Precautions to take during smog alerts
Jun 23, 2003, York Region Transit launches the "Wonderbus" - express service to Canada's Wonderland
Jun 23, 2003, Smog advisory information
Jun 23, 2003, York Region reports first positive West Nile Virus mosquito pool
Jun 20, 2003, York Region joins area municipalities to sign Declaration on Clean Air
Jun 20, 2003, York Region Human Services Planning Coalition releases first annual report
Jun 19, 2003, York Region and Ontario Nurses' Association reach tentative deal on new collective agreement
PSA Jun 19, 2003, Housing options for older adults in York Region
Jun 12, 2003, York Region approves first grant to offset DCs for non-profit affordable housing
Jun 12, 2003, York Region West Nile virus map wins silver at URISA's 2003 map gallery competition
PSA Jun 09, 2003, Larviciding program to begin
PSA Jun 09, 2003, 2003 map and guide to Farm Fresh produce in York Region now available
PSA Jun 06, 2003, York Region holding public consultation session on draft accessibility plan
Jun 04, 2003, York Region plans to participate in Community Rental Housing Program
Jun 04, 2003, Ontario Government pledges $50 million investment forYork Region Rapid Transit Plan
PSA Jun 04, 2003, Housing options for older adults in York Region

May

May 29, 2003, York Region Rapid Transit Plan Public Consultation on the Yonge Street Corridor Environment Assessment
PSA May 27, 2003, York Region seeking public feedback on draft accessibility plan
May 23, 2003, Together We Can Stop Bullying program launched today
May 23, 2003, York Region releases draft accessibility plan
May 23, 2003, York Regional Council approves enactment of a new Development Charge By-law
May 22, 2003, York Region releases progress report on its 25-year strategic plan
May 22, 2003, York Regional Council recognizes National EMS Week
PSA May 22, 2003, York Region conducting annual business and employment survey
PSA May 15, 2003, YRT "You Gotta Wear It To Win" VIP Event
PSA May 15, 2003, York Region Sexual Health Clinics resume
May 14, 2003, Acting Medical Officer of Health declares SARS outbreak over in York Region
May 08, 2003, York Region allocates $250,000 for emergency marketing and economic recovery
May 08, 2003, York Region releases draft Centres and Corridors Strategy
May 07, 2003, Fact Sheet
May 07, 2003, York Region Health Connection hotline scales back hours of operation
May 07, 2003, York Region pleased King Township Council prepared to accept connection to the York Durham Sewage System
May 02, 2003, York Region SARS Assessment Clinic scheduled to Close May 14

April

Apr 29, 2003, Recreation facilities, public programs and events safe to attend
Apr 29, 2003, York Region bird confirmed positive for West Nile Virus
Apr 25, 2003, SARS Community Information Session to be held in Vaughan
Apr 25, 2003, York Region reports first presumed positive West Nile Virus bird
Apr 24, 2003, York Region responds to economic fallout from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Apr 20, 2003, Possible SARS exposure at York Region funeral
Apr 17, 2003, York Region Rapid Transit Plan Public Consultation on the Highway 7 Corridor Environment Assessment
Apr 16, 2003, New hours of operation for Markham SARS Assessment Clinic and Health Connection
Apr 16, 2003, Dear Parents
Apr 08, 2003, York Region SARS Statistical Update as of 3:00 p.m. - Tuesday, April 8, 2003
Apr 07, 2003, Great response to York Region health care job fair - close to 175 hired on spot
Apr 07, 2003, York Region SARS Statistical Update as of 3:00 p.m. ? Monday, April 7, 2003
Apr 04, 2003, SARS media article carried incorrect information
Apr 03, 2003, York Region's Acting Medical Officer of Health closes retirement residence in Richmond Hill
Apr 02, 2003, Region's Acting Medical Officer of Health issues two isolation orders
Apr 01, 2003, SARS Assessment Clinic now open in Markham

March

Mar 31, 2003, SARS clinic opens in Markham
Mar 27, 2003, York Region announces appointments to its 2003 Accessibility Advisory Committee
Mar 27, 2003, York Region Transit exceeds 2002 ridership target
Mar 26, 2003, York Region heightens response to SARS
Mar 26, 2003, York Region welcomes $50 million investment from the Government of Canada for rapid transit
Mar 25, 2003, Second York Region resident diagnosed with SARS
Mar 16, 2003, York Region resident diagnosed with SARS

February

Feb 20, 2003, York Regional Council approves $1.4 billion 2003 Business Plan and Budget
Feb 20, 2003, York Region releases Health Status Report
Feb 20, 2003, York Regional Council approves 2003 Arts and Culture Tourism Grants Program
Feb 11, 2003, York Region recognized with five Ontario Economic Development Awards
Feb 11, 2003, York Region recognized with five Ontario Economic Development Awards
Feb 03, 2003, York Region Rapid Transit Plan Public Consultation on the Highway 7 Corridor Environment Assessment
Feb 03, 2003, York Region Rapid Transit Plan Public Consultation on the Yonge Street Corridor Environment Assessment

January

Jan 23, 2003, York Region to develop centres and corridors strategy to manage growth and maintain quality of life
Jan 07, 2003, York Region seeking public input on performance measurement of its 25-year strategic plan
Jan 03, 2003, Small Vehicle Transfer Station and Household Hazardous Waste Depot to remain open in City of Vaughan
 
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