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Media Releases - 2004

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December

Dec 23, 2004, York Region Transit (YRT) fares to change in New Year
PSA Dec 23, 2004, Is your New Year's resolution to quit smoking?? try quitting and winning with the Quit Smoking 2005 Contest
PSA Dec 23, 2004, National Environmental Public Health Professionals Week celebrates the work of Public Health Inspectors in York Region
PSA Dec 23, 2004, Time for a 'new' New Year's resolution
Dec 21, 2004, York Region winter maintenance program underway
Dec 21, 2004, York Region and CUPE Local 905 ratify contract on new three-year collective agreement
Dec 17, 2004, York Region commuters have another option with the opening of the Markham Bypass
Dec 17, 2004, York Region seeks a full Environmental Assessment on proposed hydro corridor
Dec 16, 2004, York Region wins Community Export Development Award
Dec 16, 2004, York Region transfers ownership of local sewer collection system to King Township
Dec 16, 2004, York Region presents cheque to York Central Hospital for water savings
Dec 16, 2004, York Region energy program saves $251,000 in 2004
PSA Dec 16, 2004, Let's Talk Turkey ?Food Safety Tips for Cooking Your Christmas Turkey
PSA Dec 16, 2004, York Region EMS Vehicles "tie one on for safety" for MADD
PSA Dec 08, 2004, It is Norwalk virus season
Dec 06, 2004, Ansnorveldt Boil Water Advisory lifted
PSA Dec 06, 2004, Safe party hosting ? don't make family and friends sick
PSA Dec 06, 2004, You don't have to accept the "post-holiday" bulge!
Dec 02, 2004, York Region Draft Economic Strategy seeks public input
Dec 01, 2004, York Region seeking feedback on 2005 accessibility initiatives
Dec 01, 2004, York Region employees raise $94,000 in successful 2004 United Way Campaign

November

Nov 23, 2004, York Regional Council approves participation of York Region Transit in Hybrid Bus demonstration project
Nov 19, 2004, Learn to incorporate character in the workplace at Character Business Luncheon
Nov 17, 2004, York Region celebrates World GIS Day 2004
PSA Nov 15, 2004, November 15, 2004 York Region celebrates World GIS Day 2004
Nov 11, 2004, November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Nov 09, 2004, Put your well to the test ? three times each year
Nov 08, 2004, Regional Municipality of York Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 08, 2004, New Bayview Operations Centre being constructed at 380 Bayview Parkway
Nov 05, 2004, York Region recognized for enhancing accessibility
PSA Nov 04, 2004, York Region Transit announces new services in Vaughan and East Gwillimbury
Nov 02, 2004, West Nile virus program ends for season
Nov 02, 2004, Learn to incorporate character in the workplace at Character Business Luncheon
Nov 02, 2004, Learn about business opportunities in Latin America

October

Oct 28, 2004, Screening for cervical cancer saves lives
Oct 28, 2004, York Region and local businesses clean up litter
Oct 28, 2004, York Region passes by-laws to comply with Michigan waste regulations
Oct 25, 2004, Emergency exercise to be held November 3rd at the Newmarket Health Centre
Oct 25, 2004, York Regional Council supports use of red light cameras
Oct 20, 2004, York Region completes LED signal program ahead of schedule
Oct 20, 2004, York Region to manage salt use on Regional roads
Oct 18, 2004, York Region launches Litter Prevention Strategy
Oct 16, 2004, October 20th is Character Community Day
Oct 15, 2004, Shower before you swim? don't make your community pool the community bath
Oct 14, 2004, York Region's population and employment growth remain strong in first half of 2004
Oct 13, 2004, Fun day at York Regional Forest for children with asthma
Oct 13, 2004, York Region Community Flu Clinics make it easy to Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu!
Oct 06, 2004, Regulatory permits obtained for construction of 16th Avenue Trunk Sewer ? Phase Two
PSA Oct 06, 2004, Get to York Region even easier
PSA Oct 04, 2004, Reusable household goods drop off in East Gwillimbury
PSA Oct 04, 2004, York Regional Forest hosts Fall Festival

September

Sep 24, 2004, York Region appoints two new members to its Accessibility Advisory Committee
Sep 23, 2004, York Region Transit ridership continues to climb
Sep 20, 2004, Health benefits of eating salmon far outweigh the potential risks from contaminants
Sep 20, 2004, York Region invites proposals from agencies serving the homeless for Winter Needs Funding
Sep 10, 2004, York Region Transit expands to Stouffville
PSA Sep 07, 2004, York Region continues series on global market opportunities with focus on the Middle East
Sep 02, 2004, Bat warning
Sep 02, 2004, Leave extra time when taking kids to school this fall: York Region Transit is building a modern Rapid Transit Network and there may be periodic traffic delays
PSA Sep 02, 2004, Free Workshop on Business Networking
Sep 01, 2004, Newmarket By-pass opens
Sep 01, 2004, Newmarket By-pass and Combating Traffic Congestion

August

Aug 26, 2004, York Region resident contracts and dies of West Nile virus in Florida
Aug 23, 2004, York Region Human Services Planning Coalition developing inclusivity action plan
PSA Aug 23, 2004, Breastfeeding display at local malls
PSA Aug 17, 2004, York Region invites proposals from community service agencies for 2005 projects
PSA Aug 17, 2004, Free marketing seminar for small business owners and independent professionals
Aug 16, 2004, York Region invites proposals from community service agencies for 2005 projects
PSA Aug 14, 2004, Reusable household goods drop-off event in East Gwillimbury
PSA Aug 09, 2004, Reusable household goods drop-off event in East Gwillimbury
PSA Aug 04, 2004, Include York Region in your summer destinations

July

Jul 30, 2004, York Region reports first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes
PSA Jul 20, 2004, The major cause of fatal injuries for seniors can be prevented
PSA Jul 15, 2004, York Regional Forest play host to Summer Forest Festival
Jul 12, 2004, PLAY pilot program provides children of low-income families access to recreation activities
PSA Jul 07, 2004, Food safety tips for cooking on the barbeque

June

Jun 28, 2004, York Region Centres and Corridors Strategy endorsed by Regional Council
PSA Jun 28, 2004, Consumers need to ask about infection control practices
PSA Jun 28, 2004, York Region Farm Fresh releases its 2004 map and guide to fresh produce
Jun 25, 2004, York Region releases 2003 Annual Report
Jun 25, 2004, York Region purchases site in City of Vaughan for Household Hazardous Waste Depot
 Jun 25, 2004, Mobility Foundation of York Region donates $10,000 toYork Region Mobility Plus Transit
 Jun 25, 2004, York Region wins award for combating Asian Long-horned Beetle
Jun 22, 2004, York Region Tourism releases Stay 'n' Play discount booklets - your guide to savings and excitement
Jun 22, 2004, York Region Tourism releases Stay 'n' Play discount booklets - your guide to savings and excitement
Jun 22, 2004, York Region Tourism releases new Arts and Culture Spotlight guide
 Jun 22, 2004, Georgina Water Treatment Facility officially opened
Jun 21, 2004, Family Child Care program graduates 203 students from York Region-sponsored Training for Informal Caregivers
Jun 17, 2004, York Region starts larviciding program
Jun 14, 2004, Construction Gets Rolling on York Region's Rapid Transit Network
Jun 11, 2004, York Region Beach Sampling Program begins
PSA Jun 08, 2004, Ontario's first Character Conference to air on Rogers Television
Jun 07, 2004, Important information for all York Region Transit GO Shuttle passengers
Jun 04, 2004, Newmarket Health Centre rates excellent after surprise inspection by Province
 Jun 04, 2004, York Region unveils Oak Ridges Moraine Signs
Jun 03, 2004, York Region continues series on global market opportunities with focus on Asia-Pacific
PSA Jun 01, 2004, Learn about energy efficiency and greening your community at free evening forum

May

May 31, 2004, York Region expands Regional Forest with new property acquisition
May 31, 2004, It's official ? York Region bars are smoke-free
May 31, 2004, First bird tests positive for West Nile virus
PSA May 31, 2004, Oak Ridges Moraine Signs unveiled
PSA May 28, 2004, York Region's campaign promotes alcohol-free pregnancies
PSA May 26, 2004, Does your child travel safely?
PSA May 26, 2004, Backyard Pool Safety
PSA May 21, 2004, Toronto, York, Durham and Peel celebrate June 1st launch of smoke-free bylaws in the GTA
May 20, 2004, York Regional Council to seek approvals for key infrastructure projects
May 20, 2004, York Region Export Development Initiative continues
May 20, 2004, York Durham Sewage System - Protecting the Environment
May 20, 2004, Economic benefits of construction in York Region
May 19, 2004, Toronto-York-Durham-Peel politicians to celebrate June 1st launch of smoke-free by-laws within GTA
PSA May 19, 2004, 3rd Annual Windfall Ecology Festival -May 29th & 30th at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket
 May 18, 2004, York Children's Water Festival honours VIP
May 17, 2004, York Region celebrates National EMS Week with launch of new high visibility look
May 17, 2004, Plaque unveiling at York Children's Water Festival VIP luncheon
May 13, 2004, Study indicates homelessness efforts in York Region need to focus on prevention
May 13, 2004, Bird watching in the York Regional Forest
PSA May 13, 2004, Smog advisory information
May 07, 2004, The Month of May is Rabies Awareness Month
 May 07, 2004, Calandra property on Oak Ridges Moraine to be preserved
 May 07, 2004, It's Full Speed Ahead for Rapid Transit in York Region
May 06, 2004, York Region's economy continued to grow and diversify in 2003
May 06, 2004, Employment growth in York Region continues to exceed provincial and national average
May 05, 2004, Transportation and Works committee discuss strategies to keep priority infrastructure projects on track

April

Apr 29, 2004, West Nile virus bird surveillance program to start
Apr 29, 2004, Mayor & Senior Officer Willing Victims
Apr 27, 2004, Reusable household goods drop-off service in East Gwillimbury
Apr 23, 2004, York Region makes recommendations to the Province regarding Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Apr 23, 2004, Georgina resident Barbara Munro appointed to the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board
Apr 23, 2004, Award Winning Rescue Team at Emergency Fair
Apr 22, 2004, Premier speaks at two-day York Region Character Community Conference
Apr 22, 2004, York Region Business Directory provides business and employment trends, population and labour force analysis
Apr 21, 2004, York Region encourages residents to clean up trash
Apr 19, 2004, Combating Traffic Congestion Plan begins with new traffic signals at Yonge Street and Davis Drive in Newmarket
PSA Apr 19, 2004, Spring cleaning? Check your medicine cabinet
Apr 16, 2004, As many as 23,000 York Region families to participate in Turn Off the Screens Week
PSA Apr 16, 2004, Guided Earth Week evening forest walk
PSA Apr 16, 2004, York Region "digs" Earth Week with tree planting event
Apr 13, 2004, Emergency Communicators Honoured
Apr 08, 2004, York Region holding series of seminars on global market opportunities
Apr 07, 2004, Two new Transportation Management Associations to be launched as part of the Smart Commute Initiative
Apr 07, 2004, York Regional Police Save-a-Life
Apr 07, 2004, Traffic Signal upgrade statistics
Apr 07, 2004, Traffic intersection lights to be upgraded at Yonge Street and Davis Drive in Town of Newmarket
Apr 07, 2004, Combating Traffic Congestion Plan ? Other Initiatives
Apr 07, 2004, Combating Traffic Congestion in York Region
Apr 07, 2004, Capital Roads Projects 2004
Apr 07, 2004, 2004 Two new Transportation Management Associations to be launched as part of the Smart Commute Initiative
Apr 05, 2004, York Region unveils Combating Traffic Congestion Plan
PSA Apr 05, 2004, Premier Dalton McGuinty guest speaker at York Region Character Conference
Apr 02, 2004, Mount Albert IGA water supply safe
Apr 01, 2004, York Region launches Heart Alive, a public access defibrillation program

March

Mar 31, 2004, York Region offers No-Smoking By-law information sessions
">Mar 29, 2004, IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Mount Albert grocery store
Mar 29, 2004, York Region launches Heart Alive, a Public Access Defibrillation Program
Mar 29, 2004, Students learn safe prom tips
PSA Mar 29, 2004, Free forum discusses services for seniors in York Region
PSA Mar 29, 2004, Free yard waste drop-off for York Region residents
Mar 26, 2004, IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTHBoil Water Advisory issued for Mount Albert grocery store
Mar 25, 2004, York Region condemns acts of hatred and racism
Mar 25, 2004, York Regional Council approves $1.7 billion 2004 Business Plan and Budget
Mar 25, 2004, York Regional Council approves $1.7 billion 2004 Business Plan and Budget
Mar 25, 2004, York Region Transit to acquire new buses and enhance routes in 2004
Mar 25, 2004, York Region to increase road resurfacing budget to $10 million by 2007
Mar 25, 2004, York Region places major emphasis on capital infrastructure projects in 2004 budget
Yor.htm?ODA=1">Mar 25, 2004, York Region offers property tax relief program for seniors
Mar 25, 2004, York Region Health Services budget to address growth pressures and provide service enhancements
Mar 25, 2004, York Regional Council enters into two grant agreements for Building Energy Feasibility Studies (BEFS)
Mar 25, 2004, Regional Council approves 2004 Business Plan and Budget
Mar 25, 2004, York regional council approves police budget
Mar 24, 2004, York Region makes recommendations for a more effective Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Mar 18, 2004, York Region moves closer to selecting new partner for innovative solid waste management solution
Mar 15, 2004, A look back at SARS in York Region?one year later
Mar 12, 2004, Finance and Administration Committee approves reductions to 2004 Regional budget
Mar 08, 2004, York Region EMS receives three-year certification award
Mar 05, 2004, York Region Tourism releases 2004 Visitors' Guide and new KeyNote Conference & Meeting Planner
Mar 01, 2004, Flood Advisory

February

Feb 24, 2004, Region receives plaque for Bayview Avenue project
Feb 23, 2004, York Region Transit ridership increases 10 per cent for third straight year
Feb 23, 2004, Fact Sheet
Feb 23, 2004, 2004 YorkLink - A Community Serivces Directory now available
Feb 20, 2004, 2004 edition of YorkLink
Feb 19, 2004, York Region to establish Tourism Advisory Group
Feb 09, 2004, Minister of Tourism and Recreation to speak at 3rd Annual York Region Tourism Conference
Feb 04, 2004, Don't be surprised ?

January

PSA Jan 30, 2004, Snowshoe in the York Regional Forest
PSA Jan 30, 2004, Winter Driving Safety Tips
PSA Jan 30, 2004, February is Heart Health Month
Jan 28, 2004, Forum looks at technology for people with disabilities
Jan 28, 2004, Forum looks at leading practices in recruiting, retaining and developing skilled workers
Jan 22, 2004, York Region begins second phase of Economic Strategy consultation
Jan 22, 2004, Reuse program to open at Georgina Transfer Stationin spring 2004
PSA Jan 18, 2004, Free forum discusses technology for people with disabilities
Jan 17, 2004, York Region looking for operator of new youth shelter in Georgina
Jan 16, 2004, York Region allocates nearly $75,000 to agencies serving homeless
Jan 16, 2004, Helping Korean-speaking tobacco vendors understand the Tobacco Control Act
PSA Jan 16, 2004, Learn leading practices in recruiting, retainingand developing skilled workers
PSA Jan 16, 2004, Food Safety during Chinese New Year celebrations
PSA Jan 14, 2004, Free lunch & learn seminar about the latest investment frauds
Jan 13, 2004, York Region fighting smog
PSA Jan 13, 2004, Learn about the role of managers - the scarcest resource of all
Jan 12, 2004, York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre responds to more than 700 inquiries in first six months
Jan 12, 2004, York Region to continue aggressive tourism program
Jan 09, 2004, York Region to lead implementation of GTA Smart Commute Initiative
Jan 09, 2003, York Region to extend water use efficiency industrial/institutional audit program
 
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