Archive Media Releases

Media Releases - 2006

December 

Dec 22, 2006, Paramedics become Santa's helpers on Christmas Eve
Dec 21, 2006, York Region asks residents to reduce, reuse and recycle holiday waste
Dec 21, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York invests more than $1.5 million in community service projects for vulnerable residents
Dec 20, 2006, YRT/Viva to offer complimentary transit on New Year's Eve
Dec 20, 2006, YRT to introduce new fares effective January 2007
Dec 15, 2006, York Region employees raise over $120,000 for United Way
Dec 15, 2006, York Regional Committee members for 2006, 2010 term
Dec 13, 2006, YRT, Viva to offer complimentary transit on New Year's Eve
PSA Dec 12, 2006, Holiday Food Safety tips
Dec 12, 2006, YRT to introduce new fares effective January 2007
Dec 08, 2006, York Region Chief Administrative Officer Michael Garrett announces plans to retire early 2007
Dec 07, 2006, Bill Fisch acclaimed to fourth term as York Regional Chair
Dec 07, 2006, Members of York Regional Council for the term 2006-2010
Dec 07, 2006, York Regional Council Inaugural Meeting and election of Regional Chair and CEO
Dec 06, 2006, Tis the season for healthy holiday eating
Dec 04, 2006, York Region winter road maintenance program under way
PSA Dec 01, 2006, York Region seeks volunteers to serve on Accessibility Advisory Committee

November 

Nov 28, 2006, Avoid unpasteurized, raw milk and milk products
Nov 27, 2006, World AIDS Day
Nov 21, 2006, Four tonnes of municipal election signs diverted from landfill through York Region?s recycling program
Nov 17, 2006, Bowling for Integrity Youth are invited to come together and learn the truth about the tobacco industry
Nov 17, 2006, York Region to host public information centres for updates to Transportation and Water Wastewater Master Plans
Nov 16, 2006, Tom Taylor Place
Nov 16, 2006, Tom Taylor Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground
Nov 16, 2006, Weight gain slows while people report healthier eating, new surveys show
Nov 15, 2006, York Region Chinese Health Information Network hosts a health fair for the Chinese community
Nov 15, 2006, York Region Community Flu Shot Clinics make it easy to Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu
Nov 15, 2006, The Flu Shot. Who Needs It You Do
Nov 15, 2006, Beat the flu bug. Get your shot
Nov 15, 2006, New Affordable Housing Project Starts Construction in Newmarket
Nov 13, 2006, York Region accepting corrugated election signs for recycling
Nov 09, 2006, Complimentary transit for Veterans on Remembrance Day
Nov 07, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York wins housing award
Nov 02, 2006, York Region Chinese Health Information Network hosts a health fair for the Chinese community
Nov 01, 2006, West Nile program ends for the season
Nov 01, 2006, Residents divert over 19 tonnes from landfill through York Region?s 2006 re-use/drop-off events

October 

Oct 30, 2006, Trick or whistle, York Region Emergency Medical Services helps keep children safe this Halloween
Oct 26, 2006, York Region honoured by Recycling Council of Ontario
Oct 24, 2006, Human Services funding in York Region lags behind provincial averages
Oct 24, 2006, Backgrounder on Funding Gap
Oct 24, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York opens third phase of Markham Bypass
Oct 23, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York's Influenza Pandemic Exercise to provide insights on impact of potential flu outbreak
Oct 20, 2006, York Region schools participate in Adopt-a-Stream Crossing program
Oct 20, 2006, York Region partners with local organizations to hold Re-Use/Drop-Off Event for residents
Oct 19, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Influenza Pandemic Exercise ? Monday, October 23rd
Oct 17, 2006, York Region and Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust to celebrate 16-hectare property donation in Town of Aurora
Oct 16, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York celebrates Character Community Week, October 16th to 21st
Oct 12, 2006, Prevent illness. Keep germs out of business
Oct 12, 2006, Attention men, Is your macho image putting you at risk?
Oct 12, 2006, Prevent illness. Keep germs out of business
Oct 11, 2006, York Region to hold 3rd Annual Litter Roundup Event For Grade 5 students
Oct 10, 2006, Leading, managing and modeling for wellness York Region Workplace Wellness Sixth Annual Conference
Oct 03, 2006, October 4th is International Walk to School (IWALK) Day

September 

Sep 28, 2006, Public invited to join walking and cycling consultation
Sep 28, 2006, Breastfeeding Challenge 2006
Sep 21, 2006, York Region authorizes $1 million towards purchase of property in Township of King
Sep 21, 2006, Population growth, construction activity, employment point to York Region?s continuing economic strength
Sep 21, 2006, YRT/Viva Ridership climbs 10.8 per cent in 2006
Sep 21, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York files Environmental Study Report for Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant
Sep 21, 2006, York Regional Council approves cost share arrangement with City of Toronto for subway extension
Sep 20, 2006, New survey finds that Canadians love to snack
Sep 20, 2006, 2006 Beach Sampling Program Ends
Sep 19, 2006, Prenatal classes offered in Chinese
Sep 19, 2006, Calling all breastfeeding moms ? we need you!
Sep 19, 2006, Calling all breastfeeding moms ? we need you!
Sep 19, 2006, Prenatal classes offered in Chinese
Sep 19, 2006, Calling all breastfeeding moms we need you
Sep 19, 2006, Prenatal classes offered in Chinese
Sep 15, 2006, Health Fair for the South Asian community of York Region
Sep 14, 2006, Health Fair for the South Asian Community of York Region
Sep 13, 2006, Information meeting for community agencies submitting proposals to York Region's CDIF program
Sep 08, 2006, Probable human case of West Nile virus in York Region
Sep 08, 2006, Having a baby or two or three or more?
Sep 07, 2006, Exploring the truth about methamphetamine
Sep 05, 2006, Exploring the truth about methamphetamine
Sep 01, 2006, Health Fair for the South Asian Community of York Region

August 

Aug 23, 2006, Viva Rapid Transit receives the Peter J. Marshall Municipal Innovation Award
Aug 22, 2006, YDSS Interceptor Sewer Permit to Take Water Mitigation Program and Monitoring Measures Public Information Centre
Aug 21, 2006, Volley your way to better health
Aug 21, 2006, Local produce at its peak in August and September
Aug 21, 2006, York Region joins Transportation Tomorrow Survey to keep on top of trends in residents? travel patterns
Aug 16, 2006, First birds test positive for West Nile virus
Aug 09, 2006, York Region reports first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes
Aug 09, 2006, Bat warning issued
PSA Aug 09, 2006, August York Regional Forest tour a great family outing
PSA Aug 09, 2006, Complimentary transit for Veterans on Warriors' Day, August 19th
Aug 03, 2006, York Region Administrative Centre reduces electricity demand
Aug 01, 2006, York Region urges caution at intersections as potential power reductions or rolling blackouts may affect traffic signals

July 

Jul 27, 2006, Avoiding hot weather emergencies
Jul 24, 2006, Stage 1 Water Advisory removed in Kleinburg and King City
Jul 24, 2006, York Region is a hot place to live
Jul 20, 2006, Woodbine Avenue re-opened between Davis Drive and Green Lane
Jul 20, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York launches unique social housing recreation and sport project
Jul 19, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York to launch unique social housing recreation and sport project
Jul 18, 2006, Woodbine Avenue closed between Davis Drive and Green Lane
Jul 17, 2006, York Region downgrades Kleinburg Water Ban to Stage 1 Advisory
Jul 11, 2006, York Regional Forest to host event this Saturday
Jul 07, 2006, Growth Management consultations engage public
Jul 05, 2006, York Region downgrades King City Water Ban to Stage 1 Advisory
Jul 04, 2006, Join us for a day at the beach and be sun-sensible

June 

Jun 30, 2006, YRT re-introduces favourite Wonderbus route for the summer
Jun 29, 2006, Human service providers celebrate one year anniversary of Stakeholder Resolution of Support campaign
Jun 29, 2006, Regional residents urged to conserve water during summer months
Jun 29, 2006, Sizzling summer freshness
Jun 29, 2006, Do you have what it takes to host a responsible party this summer?
Jun 29, 2006, Impairment and boating carries more risks than ever before
Jun 27, 2006, Human service providers to celebrate campaign calling for new investment in social services
Jun 26, 2006, St. John's Sideroad in Town of Aurora officially re-opens following extensive re-construction and rehabilitation project
Jun 23, 2006, St. John's Sideroad in Town of Aurora to officially re-open
Jun 23, 2006, Water tower volumes improving in Kleinburg and King City
Jun 23, 2006, Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Individual Environmental Assessment Public Information Forums
Jun 22, 2006, York Regional Council receives final report from Towards Sustainability in York Region Advisory Group
Jun 22, 2006, YRT and Viva Ridership climbs 9.2 per cent in 2006
Jun 22, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York releases 2005 Annual Report
Jun 22, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York receives three awards in environmental planning and geomatics
Jun 22, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York and Ontario Nurses? Association reach deal on new collective agreement
Jun 22, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York authorizes land purchase for new York Regional Police facility
Jun 22, 2006, Transit-oriented development guidelines encourage urban developments to be transit user-friendly
Jun 22, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York receives both required Certificate of Approvals for the YDSS Interceptor
Jun 21, 2006, King Township Mayor encourages commuters to try transit
Jun 20, 2006, York Region hosts Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event
Jun 20, 2006, York Region celebrates service of outstanding volunteers
Jun 20, 2006, York Region hosts Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event
Jun 20, 2006, Hotline number created for residents inquiring about water ban in the communities of Kleinburg and King City
Jun 19, 2006, Current Water Reserve Levels in Kleinburg and King Citycommunities of Kleinburg and King City
Jun 19, 2006, Owning a swimming pool can pose a serious health risk
Jun 19, 2006, This summer stay safe in and around the water
Jun 19, 2006, York Region issues Stage 2 Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban for communities of Kleinburg and King City
Jun 15, 2006, York Region Beach Sampling Program begins
Jun 14, 2006, York Region announce winners of Business Plan Challenge 2006
Jun 13, 2006, York Region issues Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory for Kleinburg and King City due to mechanical issues
Jun 12, 2006, Larviciding program helps prevent spread of West Nile virus
Jun 12, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York congratulates winners of YRT/Viva 6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest
Jun 12, 2006, Slow Food is making headway in a fast-paced society
Jun 09, 2006, YRT and Viva announce winners of 6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest at awards presentation
Jun 09, 2006, Pedestrian collisions are preventable.
Jun 09, 2006, Larviciding program begins
Jun 08, 2006, Progress of ethno-cultural inclusivity actions celebrated by York Region human service providers
Jun 08, 2006, Pedestrian collisions are preventable. Cross Smart
Jun 08, 2006, York Region receives prestigious award for 2006 Budget from Government Finance Officers Association
Jun 07, 2006, York Region commits to taking action on sustainability and improving air quality at the 2006 Smog Summit
Jun 07, 2006, York Region helps residents clear out their clutter
Jun 07, 2006, Human service providers to commemorate progress of ethno-cultural inclusivity actions
Jun 01, 2006, Preventable injuries continue to be a leading cause of hospitalization and death of children

May 

May 31, 2006, Residents asked to practice outdoor water conservation this spring and summer
May 31, 2006, York Region helps residents clear out their clutter
May 31, 2006, Durham York Residual Waste Study proceeds with consultant recommendation of energy from waste solution
May 30, 2006, York Region launches recent immigrant report to community
May 30, 2006, York Regional employees encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation to and from work
May 29, 2006, Bathurst Collector/Langstaff Trunk Sewer Project Permit to Take Water Public Information Forum
May 29, 2006, All TTC routes within York Region affected by service disruption
May 29, 2006, TTC service expected to resume later this evening
May 29, 2006, Smog advisory issued for York Region
May 26, 2006, York Region to host free open houses in celebration of National Public Works Week
May 26, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York to officially launch recent immigrant report with panel discussion
May 26, 2006, Bat Warning Issued
May 26, 2006, 30th Annual Easter Seals Run/Walkathon to take place this Sunday, May 28th
May 25, 2006, Viva named most innovative transit system in North America
May 25, 2006, Ontario trails...Yours to explore
May 24, 2006, York Region hosts reuse event during National Public Works Week
May 24, 2006, York Region to host free open houses in celebration of National Public Works Week
PSA May 18, 2006, Used car seats may not be a great bargain
May 17, 2006, York Region to host free open houses in celebration of National Public Works Week
May 15, 2006, York Region launches Household Hazardous Waste campaign
May 15, 2006, Take a deep breath
May 15, 2006, York Region launches Household Hazardous Waste campaign
May 12, 2006, York Region paramedics serve lunch at Trinity United Church
May 12, 2006, York Region Transit launches 6 Years and 60 Million Riders promotional contest
May 12, 2006, York Children?s Water Festival teaches importance of water conservation to future generationcontest
May 12, 2006, 6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest information
May 12, 2006, York Region paramedics serve lunch at Trinity United Church
May 11, 2006, Young boy becomes paramedic for a day
May 10, 2006, York Region publications aim to influence travel and business decisions
May 10, 2006, May is Rabies Awareness Month
May 10, 2006, Serving on the front line of health care
May 10, 2006, Regional Municipality of York public works professional receives national honor
May 09, 2006, Ratified collective agreement means no YRT service interruptions in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham and King Township
May 08, 2006, All YRT service in Vaughan and some service in Richmond Hill, Markham and King to be affected if contract talks unsuccessful
May 08, 2006, All YRT service in Vaughan and some service in Richmond Hill, Markham and King to be affected if contract talks unsuccessful
May 08, 2006, City of Vaughan and York Region strengthen emergency response partnership with another Fire/EMS station
May 05, 2006, Ontario Emergency Commissioner Julian Fantino to kick off National Emergency Preparedness Week in York Region
May 05, 2006, Vaughan and York Region to hold bricklaying ceremony for joint Fire and EMS station
May 03, 2006, West Nile Virus bird surveillance program starts
May 02, 2006, Protect yourself ? Get the shot
May 02, 2006, Viva Rapid Transit awarded Environment Impact Award
May 01, 2006, Celebrating You on International No Diet Day
May 01, 2006, York Regional Council releases annual strategic plan update
May 01, 2006, York Region Transit launches new service to Mount Albert in Town of East Gwillimbury

April 

Apr 27, 2006, Security cameras to be installed in transit terminals and on YRT and Viva buses
Apr 27, 2006, York Region partners with Tim Hortonsin litter reduction initiative
Apr 27, 2006, York Region approves sustainability standard for new buildings
Apr 27, 2006, More than 30,000 residents benefit from York Region's Community Development and Investment Fund
Apr 27, 2006, York Region encouraging every household to participate in 2006 Census on May 16
Apr 27, 2006, 2005 Community Development and Investment Fund Projects
Apr 27, 2006, York Region encouraging every household to participate in 2006 Census on May 16
Apr 26, 2006, York Regional Council to proclaim May Easter Seals Month
Apr 25, 2006, York Region schools participate in Adopt-a-Stream program
Apr 24, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York kicks off Earth Week with debut of new waste management video
Apr 24, 2006, York Region celebrates Earth Week
Apr 24, 2006, When do I need to be screened for cancer
Apr 24, 2006, The Community Social Data Strategy
Apr 24, 2006, York Region?s immigrant population growing faster than non-immigrant population
Apr 24, 2006, Community Snapshots: Recent Immigrants Living in York Region
Apr 21, 2006, Durham York Residual Waste Study consultants recommend thermal treatment with energy-from-waste solution
Apr 20, 2006, Turn off your screens and turn up your activity
Apr 19, 2006, York Region celebrates Earth Week
PSA Apr 13, 2006, 2006 map and guide to farm fresh produce in York Region now available
PSA Apr 12, 2006, York Region residents reminded to use Kraft paper bags or reusable containers for yard waste
PSA Apr 12, 2006, Protecting the health of all Ontarians
PSA Apr 12, 2006, Make this Easter a happy one
Apr 04, 2006, Province approves Terms of Reference for Durham York Residual Waste Study
Apr 04, 2006, 3rd Annual York Region Character Community Conference to focus on striving for excellence and ethics

March 

Mar 28, 2006, Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Individual Environmental Assessment Public Information Forums
Mar 27, 2006, Party in the Right Spirit
Mar 24, 2006, York Region completes pioneering Groundwater Study
Mar 24, 2006, York Region completes pioneering Groundwater Study
Mar 23, 2006, York Region Waste Management initiatives acknowledged for 2005 promotion and education campaign
Mar 23, 2006, Removing Barriers: York Region's 2006 Accessibility Plan approved by Regional Council
Mar 23, 2006, YRT and Viva ridership up again in January
Mar 23, 2006, Removing Barriers: York Region's 2006 Accessibility Plan
Mar 23, 2006, York Region Waste Management initiatives acknowledged for 2005
Mar 23, 2006, York Region surpasses conditions set by the Ministry on YDSS projects
PSA Mar 21, 2006, While smoking in the movies doesn't sell tickets, it does sell cigarettes
Mar 20, 2006, York Region celebrates World Water Day
PSA Mar 16, 2006, Planning For Tomorrow" open houses to discuss growth
PSA Mar 14, 2006, The truth about quitting smoking and gaining weight
PSA Mar 09, 2006, Put your well to the test ? three times each year
Mar 03, 2006, The Regional Municipality of York sustainability symposium discusses growth challenges and options
Mar 03, 2006, First Annual Smoke-Free Ontario Youth Summit Gathers in Toronto
Mar 03, 2006, ONTARIO?S YOUTH GATHER TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST SMOKING
Mar 03, 2006, Ontario?s Youth Action Alliances tell the Tobacco Industry to look elsewhere inthe future
Mar 02, 2006, Awareness can help prevent 162 Canadian deaths each week
Mar 01, 2006, No YRT service interruptions after new five-year contract ratified between Miller Transit Ltd. and Amalgamated Transit Union
Mar 01, 2006, York Region Transit and Viva Rapid Transit Facts
PSA Mar 01, 2006, Make Wise Food Choices Wherever You Go!
Mar 01, 2006, Ontario Ministry of the Environment approves Terms of Reference for Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Project for York and Durham Regions

February 

Feb 28, 2006, York Region launches enhanced Online Business Directory
Feb 27, 2006, YRT service in Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Richmond Hill may be affected if contract negotiations unsuccessful
Feb 27, 2006, York Region Transit (YRT) Facts
Feb 27, 2006, York Region Transit (YRT) route information
Feb 24, 2006, York Region high school students to get their day in court
PSA Feb 23, 2006, Public invited to discuss growth planning issues
Feb 23, 2006, York Region to raise awareness of growth management choices at sustainability symposium and open houses
Feb 23, 2006, Sustainability Symposium
PSA Feb 23, 2006, Protecting your kids ? taking it outside!
Feb 16, 2006, Intersection of Highway 7 and Jane Street closed for repairs until the week of March 20th
Feb 16, 2006, York Region will require additional residential lands to keep pace with Province's new growth forecast
Feb 16, 2006, York Region Viva rapid transit fleet expanding
Feb 16, 2006, York Region releases the 2006 YorkLink Directory
Feb 16, 2006, York Region Transit surpasses 15 million riders in 2005
Feb 15, 2006, York Region Paramedics make childrens wishes come true
Feb 15, 2006, INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE REPLACED AT HIGHWAY 7 AND JANE STREET INTERSECTION
Feb 07, 2006, Highway 7 and Jane Street intersection in City of Vaughan closed by York Regional Police
Feb 07, 2006, Highway 7 and Jane Street intersection to remain closed for up to a week as work begins on extensive repairs
Feb 07, 2006, Highway 7 and Jane Street intersection to remain closed through afternoon and evening rush hour
Feb 03, 2006, Restaurants in York Region measure up
PSA Feb 02, 2006, February is Heart Health Month and Canadians are ready to face the fats
Feb 02, 2006, Dewatering reduced by 60 per cent on 16th Avenue Phase II project

January 

Jan 31, 2006, Is your family prepared for an emergency?
Jan 27, 2006, York Regional Council requires infrastructure funding and approvals to implement Places to Grow
Jan 26, 2006, York Region investigates energy self sufficiency through wind energy
Jan 26, 2006, Passenger boardings for YRT and Viva increase 21 per cent in November 2005
Jan 26, 2006, York Region to partner with area municipalities to coordinate joint waste diversion strategies
Jan 26, 2006, York Region completes Significant Woodlands Study
PSA Jan 24, 2006, Are you celebrating the Chinese New Year?
Jan 24, 2006, York Region implements pilot project to recycle election signs
Jan 19, 2006, Working together towards a smoke-free Ontario
PSA Jan 16, 2006, Cold weather emergency: How prepared are you?
Jan 13, 2006, The Healthy Lunch Challenge pays off for students
PSA Jan 04, 2006, Out with the 'old' and in with the 'new'
Jan 02, 2006, Viva Rapid Transit passengers can now think Pink
Jan 03, 2005, York Region Administrative Centre undergoes environmental makeover
 
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