Archive Media Releases

Media Release - 2005


 
 
December

Dec 22, 2005, Take Public Transit this New Year's Eve: it's Free
Dec 22, 2005, Paramedics become Santa's helper on Christmas Eve
Dec 22, 2005, Stuff your turkey with these food safety tips
Dec 19, 2005, York Region releases 2005 State of the Environment Report
Dec 16, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York to contract with Dongara Developments to convert waste into alternative fuel
Dec 16, 2005, York Region wins two awards for innovative waste management strategies
Dec 16, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York hires new Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer
Dec 15, 2005, YORK REGION SUPPORTS HALIFAX IN ITS BID TO HOST THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Dec 15, 2005, Recommendations from 2005 State of the Environment report
Dec 15, 2005, 2006 Business Plan and Budget
Dec 09, 2005, York Region holds Public Consultation Centre on Permit to Take Water for YDSS Interceptor Project
PSA Dec 07, 2005, Be active and Jingle Bell Walk through a winter wonderland
PSA Dec 07, 2005, Hosting a holiday gathering?
Dec 06, 2005, 19th Avenue and Leslie Street Interceptor SewerPermit to Take Water Public Consultation Centre
Dec 06, 2005, Vaughan and York Region officially open new joint Fire and EMS station on Racco Parkway
Dec 05, 2005, Regional Finance Committee finds additional budget savings and forwards draft 2006 Business Plan and Budget to York Regional Council for approval
Dec 05, 2005, York Region launches Swim to Survive pilot program
PSA Dec 05, 2005, Newmarket Health Care Centre selected to provide the New Convalescent Care Program to York Region residents
Dec 02, 2005, York Region to launch Swim to Survive pilot program

November

Nov 28, 2005, Wear red on World AIDS Day Thursday, December 1st
Nov 25, 2005, Ride Launch Media Advisory
Nov 25, 2005, Mung bean sprouts may contain salmonella bacteria
Nov 23, 2005, R.I.D.E kicks-off for festive season
Nov 23, 2005, THE DURHAM YORK RURAL URBAN SUMMIT
Nov 22, 2005, York Region invests $1.1 million in community service projects for vulnerable residents
Nov 22, 2005, Operation Winter Blitz promotes winter road safety
Nov 18, 2005, Viva Rapid Transit is expanding again
Nov 18, 2005, Attorney General of Canada halts private prosecution against the Regional Municipality of York
Nov 17, 2005, York Region takes important step in bid to win 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nov 17, 2005, MARCO disappointed by Province's decision to deny it deputant status at OMERS legislative hearings
Nov 17, 2005, September YRT ridership remains strong
Nov 17, 2005, September YRT ridership remains strong
Nov 15, 2005, York Region to hold 11th Annual Craft and Gift Sale
Nov 10, 2005, York Region's waste diversion rate increases nearly 10 per cent
Nov 09, 2005, York Region launches pilot project in King Township to recycle Styrofoam and plastic packaging
Nov 09, 2005, York Region's 2005 School Litter Roundup a Success
Nov 09, 2005, Keep healthy with regular Pap tests
Nov 08, 2005, Regional Municipality of York Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 07, 2005, York Region Health Services hosts a Health Fair for the Chinese Community
Nov 07, 2005, West Nile Virus program ends for season
Nov 07, 2005, York Peel Feedermain now pumping water to York Region
Nov 02, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York submits bid to host 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nov 02, 2005, York Region officially opens York Regional Police station
Nov 02, 2005, Premier-ranked Tourist Destination project to begin in York Region
Nov 02, 2005, Become "bone-healthy" and prevent osteoporosis
Nov 02, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York meeting strict environmental conditions on York Durham Sewage System
Nov 01, 2005, Veterans to receive free ride on YRT and Viva buses on Remembrance Day

October

Oct 31, 2005, Economic and population growth continues
Oct 31, 2005, York Region encourages car pooling, public transit, cycling and walking
Oct 31, 2005, Economic and population growth continues
Oct 31, 2005, York Region encourages car pooling, public transit, cycling and walking
Oct 31, 2005, York Region to open new York Regional Police station
Oct 28, 2005, York Regional Council tables 2006 Business Plan and Budget
Oct 28, 2005, August YRT ridership growth nearly 12 per cent
Oct 28, 2005, York Region Transit fares to change in New Year
Oct 28, 2005, Trick or whistle, York Region Emergency Medical Services helps keep children safe this Halloween
Oct 27, 2005, Presentation to Regional Council
Oct 24, 2005, York Region Community Flu Shot Clinics make it easy to Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu!
Oct 24, 2005, York Region Community Flu Shot Clinics make it easy to Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu
Oct 24, 2005, York Durham Sewage System Interceptor Peer Review
Oct 24, 2005, York Durham Sewage System Interceptor Sewer
Oct 19, 2005, York Region Health Services hosts a Health Fair for the Chinese Community
Oct 18, 2005, York Region organizes 2005 School Litter Roundup
Oct 17, 2005, York Region makes alternate arrangements for residents to drop off yard waste
Oct 14, 2005, Bridges to Better Business conference puts focus on issues and opportunities for small business operators
Oct 14, 2005, 2005 Viva Routes Poster
Oct 14, 2005, Program for new entrepreneurs to run five Saturdays starting November 5th
Oct 14, 2005, York Region provides wastewater progress report to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Oct 13, 2005, Hockey legend Wendel Clark at Richmond Hill Indigo to sign copies of new book on building character communities in Canada
Oct 12, 2005, Don't get caught dirty handed. Your health is in your clean hands
Oct 12, 2005, Bat warning in King
Oct 11, 2005, New Sutton Water Pollution Control Plant opens in Town of Georgina
Oct 07, 2005, Official opening of new, award-winning Sutton Water Pollution Control Plant in Town of Georgina
Oct 06, 2005, York Region launches book on building character communities, emphasizing need for ethics in Canadian politics, business
Oct 04, 2005, Viva Rapid Transit marks first month of service From A to Being ? on the move

September

Sep 30, 2005, Let's Talk Turkey ?Food safety tips you'll be thankful for
Sep 30, 2005, Tinking of popping a vitamin pill during flu season? Think again
Sep 30, 2005, October 5th is International Walk to School Day
Sep 28, 2005, YORKbiotech ImaGENEation Celebration
Sep 28, 2005, Viva reaches out to potential riders
Sep 28, 2005, York Region launches Newsroom for journalists, news editors
Sep 23, 2005, York Region's new Waste Management Centre helps divert additional recyclables from landfill
Sep 23, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York negotiates contracts for organic waste processing
Sep 22, 2005, York Region's Emergency Management Program approved by province
Sep 22, 2005, York Regional Council endorses 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid
PSA Sep 22, 2005, Low cost rabies clinic available
Sep 22, 2005, Beach sampling season ends
Sep 21, 2005, York Region's $30 million environmental protection and mitigation program provides residents with options regarding poor performing wells
Sep 21, 2005, York Region's $30 million environmental protection and mitigation program provides residents with options regarding poor performing wells
Sep 20, 2005, $1.7 MILLION ALLOCATED TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS IN YORK REGION
Sep 15, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York to launch 2005 United Way Staff Campaign
Sep 14, 2005, York Region to expand child care services
Sep 14, 2005, York Region invites proposals to address needs of homeless this winter 2005-06
Sep 12, 2005, Come enjoy the Fall Forest Festival at theYork Regional Forest
Sep 07, 2005, Healthy Eating is important for PARENTS too!
PSA Sep 06, 2005, York Region seeks public input at workshops on alternatives to landfilling in Michigan and Ontario
Sep 06, 2005, Viva takes to the streets of York Region
Sep 06, 2005, Action plan to improve competitiveness of the GTA's agricultural industry
Sep 02, 2005, Viva Rapid Transit offers passenger service during weekend dress rehearsal
Sep 01, 2005, York Region to host meeting for community agencies seeking 2006 funding

August

Aug 31, 2005, York Region begins live transit reports on A-Channel
Aug 31, 2005, York Region appoints new Associate Medical Officer of Health
Aug 30, 2005, Special Council Meeting
Aug 29, 2005, York Region lifts Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory Residents thanked for their conservation efforts
Aug 29, 2005, Testing continues in preparation for Viva service launch
Aug 24, 2005, Bat warning
Aug 23, 2005, Countdown ...13 days to Viva
Aug 22, 2005, Viva tunes up in preparation for September service launch
Aug 22, 2005, Probable human case of West Nile Virus in York Region
Aug 18, 2005, York Region launches 2006 community investment process
Aug 18, 2005, York Region lifts Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban for community of Kleinburg
Aug 15, 2005, York Region reports first positive West Nile Virus mosquitoes
PSA Aug 15, 2005, Free 1km Family Fun Run/Walk on September 3rdat the Community Safety Village of York Region
PSA Aug 15, 2005, Buy local ? buy fresh. Support our local farmers!
Aug 08, 2005, First birds test positive for West Nile Virus
Aug 05, 2005, York Region after hours media contact information
Aug 03, 2005, York Region Viva fleet has a new home
Aug 03, 2005, York Region urges caution at intersections as Provincial power reduction creates traffic signal outages

July

Jul 27, 2005, York Region reminds residents to continue conserving water for outdoor use
Jul 26, 2005, Artistic treasures revealed!
Jul 26, 2005, Enjoying the dog days of summer
Jul 26, 2005, A couple's getaway
Jul 22, 2005, July 22, 2005 The Regional Municipality of York submits bid to host 2014 Commonwealth Games
Jul 12, 2005, Festival season is on!
Jul 11, 2005, Protect yourself in the heat... stay cool, be sunsmart and breathe easy
Jul 11, 2005, York Region imposes Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban for the community of Kleinburg
Jul 07, 2005, Put your well to the test ? three times each year
Jul 06, 2005, York Region opens new Waste Management Centre in East Gwillimbury

June

Jun 29, 2005, Human Services Planning Coalition launchesStakeholder Resolution of Support Campaign
Jun 27, 2005, Next Exit: York Region
Jun 27, 2005, York Region launches Small Bus Strategy
Jun 27, 2005, Human Services Planning Coalition to launch new campaign calling for necessary investment in social services
Jun 24, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York launches new YorkAtlas
Jun 23, 2005, York Regional Council agrees to land transfer and emergency shelter expansion in East Gwillimbury
Jun 23, 2005, Transit fare zones ensure service frequency and availability
Jun 23, 2005, Arts and Culture Spotlight brochure puts spotlight on arts and culture across York Region
Jun 23, 2005, York Region adopts final Economic Strategy
Jun 23, 2005, York Region releases 2004 Annual Report
Jun 23, 2005, 2005 York Region Business Directory supports creation of a vibrant economy
Jun 20, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York hires new Commissioner of Transportation and Works
Jun 20, 2005, York Region celebrates service of outstanding volunteers
Jun 15, 2005, York Region lifts partial Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban
Jun 15, 2005, York Region starts larviciding program
Jun 14, 2005, Larviciding program begins
Jun 14, 2005, It's full speed ahead as Viva marks first full year of construction
Jun 10, 2005, York Region imposes partial Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban
Jun 10, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York asks drivers to help reduce air pollution
Jun 09, 2005, Unique architecture of York Region Administrative Centre showcased during Doors Open event
Jun 08, 2005, Public transit important element in solving health impacts of smog in York Region
Jun 08, 2005, Outdoor water use advisory issued for York Region
Jun 08, 2005, Public transit important element in solving health impacts of smog in York Region
Jun 08, 2005, York Regional Forest site of Forest 2020 Initiative's tree planting on under-utilized agricultural land
PSA Jun 06, 2005, York Region seeks public input at workshops on alternatives to landfilling in Michigan and Ontario
Jun 06, 2005, York Region asks residents to reduce outdoor water use
Jun 01, 2005, 2005 Sun Smart Poster Contest award ceremony Celebrate Sun Awareness Week

May

May 30, 2005, Viva Rapid Transit is on a roll
May 30, 2005, More tobacco vendors are selling to York Region youth
May 27, 2005, The Future has Arrived in York Region
May 26, 2005, Annual Easter Seals Run Walkathon gets underway this weekend
May 25, 2005, York Region to recognize National Access Awareness Week May 29 to June 4
May 24, 2005, Car seat safety check in Sutton
May 20, 2005, York Region seeks public input at workshops on alternatives to landfilling in Michigan and Ontario
May 20, 2005, March marks highest monthly YRT ridership
May 20, 2005, York Region launches Small Bus Strategy in Newmarket
May 20, 2005, Bat warning
May 19, 2005, The Regional Municipality of York wins FCM-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award for energy management
May 18, 2005, HSPC and community groups launch Inclusivity Action Plan to make York Region an ethno-cultural community
May 18, 2005, National Public Works Week Design-A-Button winners to be acknowledged at York Regional Council
May 18, 2005, New yard waste education campaign a success
May 17, 2005, York Children's Water Festival honours VIPs
May 16, 2005, York Children's Water Festival honours VIPs
May 16, 2005, HSPC and community groups to launch Inclusivity Action Plan
May 16, 2005, York Region residents don running shoes for 29th Annual Easter Seals Run Walkathon
May 13, 2005, York Region celebrates National Public Works Week with Family Fun Day at Community Safety Village
May 13, 2005, Protect yourself ? Get the shot York Region offers Meningitis C vaccine to youth
May 11, 2005, Governments need to address growth issues together,FCM study finds
May 10, 2005, Bird surveillance program starts
May 09, 2005, Re-use event in the City of Vaughan
May 09, 2005, York Region opens new Household Hazardous Waste Depot in City of Vaughan
May 09, 2005, Smog advisory information
May 09, 2005, Take a walk through an old forest on the Oak Ridges Moraine
May 05, 2005, Emergency Services come together to raise funds for the new Markham Family YMCA
May 04, 2005, York Region Transit (YRT) to offer veterans free bus rides on 60th Anniversary of VE Day
May 04, 2005, Announcement regarding Viva, York Region's new rapid transit system
May 03, 2005, Harvest guide provides crop schedule and locations for finding fresh produce

April

Apr 28, 2005, Celebrate your natural size: May 6th is International No Diet Day
Apr 28, 2005, Forum highlights early identification of woman abuse
Apr 28, 2005, Emergency Preparedness Fair
Apr 27, 2005, Families learn how to keep children safe in their community
PSA Apr 25, 2005, May is Rabies Awareness Month
Apr 22, 2005, YRT ridership continues to be strong in February
Apr 22, 2005, YRT ridership continues to be strong in February
Apr 22, 2005, York Regional Forest expands with new tree planting in Hall Tract
Apr 21, 2005, York Region Forest expands with tree planting on expanded Hall Tract in Whitchurch-Stouffville
Apr 21, 2005, Water test results along route of spill
Apr 20, 2005, Participating in breast and cervical cancer screening programs could save your life!
Apr 18, 2005, IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH, Boil Water Advisory lifted
Apr 18, 2005, York Regional Forest Is Site of Spring Forest Festival
Apr 18, 2005, Students Celebrate Earth Week
Apr 18, 2005, Emergency Exercise To Be Held April 20, 2005 at the Maple Health Centre
Apr 16, 2005, York Region Health Services urges precaution along water tributaries of the Bogart Creek
PSA Apr 15, 2005, What's holding you back?
PSA Apr 15, 2005, Come celebrate a free Family Safety Day at the new Community Safety Village of York Region
PSA Apr 14, 2005, Avoid unpasteurized, raw milk
PSA Apr 14, 2005, York Region celebrates Earth Week April 18 to 23
Apr 14, 2005, Time to get active about inactivity ? Turn off the Screens Week is April 25-29th
Apr 13, 2005, York Region tourism rebounds thanks to aggressive recovery efforts
Apr 13, 2005, York Region Honours Emergency Communicators
PSA Apr 12, 2005, Vegetables and fruit are disease fighting powerhouses
PSA Apr 12, 2005, Car seat safety checks in Sutton
Apr 11, 2005, Emergency exercise to be held April 20 at the Maple Health Centre
Apr 11, 2005, York Region launches 911 awareness campaign for cellphone users
Apr 11, 2005, Emergency exercise to be held April 20 at the Maple Health Centre
PSA Apr 08, 2005, "Working Together For Success"
Apr 08, 2005, York Region Transit (YRT) is prepared for potential TTC strike
Apr 01, 2005, York Region bans the use of plastic bags for yard waste

March

Mar 31, 2005, York Region Transit (YRT) is prepared for potential TTC strike
Mar 31, 2005, York Region releases 2005 Visitors' Guide
Mar 31, 2005, Moving Forward: York Region's 2005 Accessibility Plan approved by Regional Council
Mar 31, 2005, 2005 edition of YorkLink now available
PSA Mar 31, 2005, Character Conference to put Vision into Action
Mar 31, 2005, March 31, 2005 York Regional Council approves Viva Rapid Transit Operating and Maintenance Contract
Mar 30, 2005, Inclusivity Action Plan addresses ethno-cultural challenges in York Region
Mar 29, 2005, Students learn safe prom tips
Mar 23, 2005, Forty-one year smoker butts out to win Quit Smoking 2005 contest
Mar 21, 2005, Vivastations taking shape across York Region
Mar 21, 2005, York Region Transit ridership continues to increase in 2005
Mar 21, 2005, York Region's 2004 Annual Water Report shows continued excellent water quality
Mar 18, 2005, York Region celebrates World Water Day
Mar 18, 2005, Put your well to the test ? three times each year
Mar 15, 2005, Province of Ontario showcases York Region
PSA Mar 10, 2005, York Regional Forest is Wild about Wildlife
PSA Mar 07, 2005, Put an end to portion distortion
PSA Mar 01, 2005, Go the healthy way...March is nutrition month

February

Feb 22, 2005, Major General Lewis MacKenzie to address Ontarios first responders
Feb 18, 2005, Aspiring legal eagles flex their courtroom muscle at York Region high school mock trials competition
Feb 18, 2005, York Region Transit ridership increases more than 14 per cent in 2004
Feb 18, 2005, New Sutton Water Pollution Control Plant awarded Project of the Year by Ontario Public Works Association
Feb 18, 2005, And Now Introducing the Viva Ambassadors
Feb 17, 2005, York Regional Council approves 2005 Business Plan and Budget
Feb 17, 2005, York Region requires new financial deal from Ontario Government on GTA pooling, cost-shared program
Feb 17, 2005, Renewed emphasis on capital projects included as Regional Council approves 2005 Business Plan and Budget
Feb 17, 2005, York Region Transit to receive new buses and bus terminals as part of 2005 Business Plan and Budget
Feb 17, 2005, YORK REGIONAL COUNCIL APPROVES 2005 POLICE BUDGET
Feb 17, 2005, Viva receives green light as York Regional Councilapproves 2005 Business Plan and Budget
 Feb 10, 2005, Official unveiling of the York Region Heart Health Quilt
PSA Feb 07, 2005, 90% of heart attacks can be predicted ? Most can be prevented
Feb 04, 2005, York Region reduces budget proposal to nearly 5 per cent
Feb 04, 2005, York Region to present Eat Smart! Awards
Feb 03, 2005, Viva promotion takes to the streets of York Region
Feb 02, 2005, FCM quality of life study ranks York Region highly
Feb 01, 2005, Federation of Canadian Municipalities to release Quality of Life Theme Report: Dynamic Societies and Social Change

January

Jan 26, 2005, January 26, 2005 York Region receives $500,000 in grants from Federal Government for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Jan 21, 2005, ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE ? THE VIVA CHALLENGE?
Jan 20, 2005, York Region moves closer to Forest Conservation By-law
Jan 17, 2005, Viva Web site claims prestigious international award
Jan 06, 2005, York Region donates $500,000 to Tsunami relief efforts
 
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