Archive Media Releases

Media Releases - 2007

 
December
 
Dec 21, 2007, Reduce, reuse and recycle holiday waste with tips from York Region
Dec 21, 2007, Character Community Awards to recognize York Region citizens who demonstrate positive character attributes
Dec 20, 2007, Celebrate the holiday season with food safety tips from York Region
Dec 20, 2007, York Region paramedics help make Christmas Eve warm and "bear-able" for local children and seniors
Dec 19, 2007, Leave the driving to YRT/Viva this New Year's Eve
Dec 17, 2007, York Regional Council approves Capital Plan for The Regional Municipality of York
Dec 17, 2007, Major projects in The Regional Municipality of York $682 million 2008 Capital Plan
Dec 17, 2007, 2008 Capital and Operating Budget Process Overview
Dec 17, 2007, YORK REGIONAL COUNCIL APPROVES 2008 CAPITAL BUDGET
Dec 17, 2007, York Regional Council endorses workplan to develop new standards for future communities
Dec 17, 2007, York Region applies important lessons learned from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) experience
Dec 13, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York hires two new commissioners
Dec 13, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York initiates Intelligent Transportation System Strategic plan
Dec 13, 2007, York Regional Council approves recommendations to address speeding and safety concerns on Highway 9
Dec 12, 2007, York Region reminds you to test your well three times a year
Dec 12, 2007, Leave the driving to YRT/Viva this New Year's Eve
Dec 12, 2007, Yonge Street lane closure to affect evening rush hour
Dec 11, 2007, York Region 2008 Walk in the Forest brochure now available
Dec 11, 2007, Santa's sleigh has flashing lights
Dec 10, 2007, Energy drinks: consume with caution
Dec 10, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York drinking water quality consistently meets provincial standards
Dec 06, 2007, York Region residents divert 33 tonnes of reusable goods through Reuse/Drop-off events with Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity
Dec 06, 2007, York Region employees raise $202,000 for the United Way
Dec 03, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York reaches three-year agreement with CUPE Local 905
 
November

Nov 29, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York honoured to receive National Purchasing Institute award
Nov 29, 2007, York Region recognizes World AIDS Day December 1st
Nov 29, 2007, York Region wins Smart Commute Employer of the Year Award
Nov 26, 2007, York Region Community Environmental Centre (CEC) public meeting to be held December 4th in City of Vaughan
Nov 20, 2007, Temporary road closure scheduled for Green Lane west of Woodbine Avenue in Town of East Gwillimbury
Nov 20, 2007, November 20, 2007 Green Lane closure
Nov 19, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York issues York Works to homes this week
Nov 19, 2007, Southeast Collector Individual EA public meeting
Nov 19, 2007, Restricting youth access to tobacco still a concern in York Region
Nov 15, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to hold 13th Annual Craft and Gift Sale
Nov 15, 2007, Bio-diesel to make Viva even greener to ride
Nov 15, 2007, York Region Sustainability Strategy adopted by Regional Council
Nov 15, 2007, York Region demonstrates strong commitment to improving access for residents with disabilities
Nov 15, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York invests $1.7 million to assist working poor and other vulnerable residents
Nov 15, 2007, Just the Facts About Your Community reveals vital information about York Region residents
Nov 14, 2007, One in five new mothers experience postpartum mood disorder
Nov 14, 2007, 19th Avenue between Bayview Avenue and CN Rail tracks to remain closed through evening rush hour
Nov 12, 2007, Emergency road closure scheduled for 19th Avenue between Bayview Avenue and CN Rail tracks
Nov 08, 2007, Free YRT/Viva travel for veterans on Remembrance Day
Nov 07, 2007, Reuse, Your environment and community will thank you
Nov 07, 2007, York Region roads crews ready for winter weather
Nov 05, 2007, Election sign recycling program produces a tonne of results
Nov 02, 2007, York Region West Nile virus program ends for 2007 season
 
October
 
Media Advisory Oct 29, 2007, Trick or whistle: York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helps keep children safe this Halloween
Media Advisory Oct 29, 2007, York Region Community Flu Shot Clinics make it easy to get the vaccine, not the flu
Oct 29, 2007, Beat the flu bug.  Get your flu shot! Backgrounder
Oct 29, 2007, York Region wins awards for leading-edge diversion campaigns
Oct 29, 2007, York Region Transit/Viva win awards for transit innovations
Media Advisory Oct 22, 2007, York Region hosts Bullying in the Workplace conference
Oct 18, 2007, York Region economy continues upward momentum
Oct 18, 2007, York Regional Council passes Children and Smoke-Free Cars Resolution
Oct 18, 2007, YRT/Viva fare change approved, effective January 1, 2008
Oct 18, 2007, York Regional Council approves construction of seven new vivastations
Oct 18, 2007, York Regional Council selects municipal partner projects for Regional funding in 2007 and 2008
Media Advisory Oct 18, 2007, Public invited to review the draft walking and cycling plan
Media Advisory Oct 17, 2007, York Region Transit/Viva to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day
Oct 17, 2007 Hair-raising Halloween thrills come to York Region
PSA Oct 16, 2007, Public consultation event to be held October 23rd to discuss Durham/York Waste Study recommended preferred site
Oct 16, 2007, York Region is seeing green; Diversion rate hits 65 per cent  | Fact Sheet 1 | Fact Sheet 2
Media Advisory Oct 15, 2007, York Region Transit/Viva to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day
PSA Oct 15, 2007, Join York Region for a Reuse/Dropoff event this weekend
Oct 15, 2007, Character Community Foundation of York Region celebrates Character Community Week October 15th to 19th
Oct 12, 2007, Your health is in your hands
Oct 10, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York recognized again as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and Top 50 in the GTA
Oct 09, 2007, Residents reminded to use Kraft paper bags for fall cleanup
Oct 03, 2007, Lane restrictions taking effect for Yonge Street north of Industrial Parkway South in Town of Aurora
Oct 02, 2007, Stuff your turkey with these food safety tips Reduce the risk of food borne illness this Thanksgiving
Oct 02, 2007, For Immediate Release October 3rd is International Walk to School Day
Oct 01, 2007, Lane restrictions to take place on Yonge Street north of Industrial Parkway South in Town of Aurora
Oct 01, 2007, York Region employees participate in Guinness World Record Walk Event to break world record promotes healthy-living and eco-friendly options
Oct 01, 2007, 2007 beach sampling program ends for the season
 
September 

Sep 28, 2007, Kids are unpredictable. Injuries don't have to be
Sep 28, 2007, Annual Breastfeeding Challenge this Saturday September 29th
Sep 25, 2007, City of Vaughan and York Region officially open new gold certified Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station
Sep 25, 2007, Durham-York Joint Waste Management Group receives consultants' thermal treatment facility site recommendation
Sep 24, 2007, Durham York Joint Waste Management Group to receive consultants' thermal treatment facility site recommendation
Sep 24, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York launches enhanced Emergency Management website
Sep 24, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to host inaugural CEO Forum
Sep 24, 2007, City of Vaughan and York Region officially open new gold certified Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station
Sep 20, 2007, York Region to pick up illegally posted election signs; offer corrugated plastic election sign recycling
Sep 19, 2007, Regional Municipality of York to launch 2007 United Way staff Campaign
Sep 18, 2007, Fall family fun right in your own backyard
Sep 13, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York appoints Medical Officer of Health
Sep 10, 2007, New YRT/Viva website offers rideQuest Click trip planning, service updates mailing list and other high-tech features
Sep 10, 2007, FestiFall celebrates local events close to home
 
August
 
Aug 30, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York lifts voluntary Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory
Aug 30, 2007, York Region introduces YRT service restructuring in Whitchurch-Stouffville
Aug 28, 2007, York Region launches new one-year Dial-a-Ride service in Town of Newmarket
Aug 27, 2007, YRT/GO Transit form fare integration partnership
Aug 21, 2007, Local produce at its peak in August and September
Aug 16, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York opens Box Grove By-pass in the Town of Markham
Aug 14, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York opens Box Grove By-pass in the Town of Markham
Aug 13, 2007, Complimentary transit for Veterans on Warriors' Day, August 18th
Aug 13, 2007, York Region lifts mandatory Stage 2 Water Ban for Town of Aurora and community of Oak Ridges in Richmond Hill
Aug 09, 2007, Service changes to Viva green and purple, effective September 2nd Riders can contact YRT/Viva for additional information and alternative routes
Aug 07, 2007, Yonge Street to be closed in the Town of Newmarket tomorrow for funeral procession of York Regional Police Constable
Aug 02, 2007, York Region implements mandatory Stage 2 Water Ban for Town of Aurora and community of Oak Ridges in Richmond Hill
 
July
 
July 31, 2007 Protect yourself in the heat
July 20, 2007, Regional Municipality of York to meet with residents July 24th to discuss Durham/York Waste EA Study
July 19, 2007, Unravelling the good and bad about insects
July 18, 2007, King Road closed from Dufferin Street to Keele Street
July 17, 2007, Residents can drop off electronic waste at four depots in York Region
July 06, 2007, York Region requests residents to conserve water during voluntary Stage 1 water advisory
July 05, 2007, Begin your summer weekend at a farmers' market
July 04, 2007, Join us for a safe day at the beach
July 03, 2007, York Region downgrades mandatory Stage 2 Water Ban to voluntary Stage 1 Advisory in Aurora, Newmarket, Oak Ridges and Maple
July 03, 2007, Transit ridership in York Region eclipses national average

June 
 
Jun 29, 2007, Blue Willow Terrace Apartments
Jun 26, 2007, York Region issues Stage 2 Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban for Aurora, Newmarket, Oak Ridges and Maple communities
Jun 25, 2007, York Region issues Stage 2 Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban for Aurora, Newmarket, Oak Ridges and Maple communities
Jun 22, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York scores top marks for quality of drinking water
Jun 22, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York scores top marks for quality of drinking water
Jun 21, 2007, York Region releases proposed walking and cycling trail routes; announces $500,000 each year for local partners to build trails
Jun 21, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York releases 2006 Annual Report
Jun 21, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to conduct bio diesel pilot project for Regional fleet vehicles
Jun 21, 2007, York Region employment growth matches population growth over the past eight years
Jun 21, 2007, York Regional Council releases Vision 2026 annual report on the indicators of progress for the year 2006
Jun 21, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York proposes a strategy to protect natural heritage and integrate it into communities
Jun 21, 2007, Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Individual Environmental Assessment Public Information
Jun 19, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York introduces new technology to line painting for Regional road network
Jun 15, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to benefit from Government of Ontario's 12-year rapid transit pledge
Jun 15, 2007, York Region residents reminded to practice outdoor water conservation this weekend
Jun 15, 2007, York Region to meet with residents June 19th to discuss Durham/York Waste Study and preliminary health study results
Jun 15, 2007, June 15, 2007 York Region to officially open York Region Transit/Viva building at the Community Safety Village
Jun 13, 2007, York Region begins beach sampling program
Jun 13, 2007, York Region residents asked to practice outdoor water conservation this spring and summer
Jun 11, 2007, York Region begins larviciding program
Jun 11, 2007, York Region's 2007 West Nile virus (WNv) Control Plan
Jun 07, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York and Nature Conservancy of Canada celebrate Peggy's Wood property donation
Jun 07, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York commits to taking action on clean air and climate change at the 2007 Smog Summit
Jun 06, 2007, Leslie Street south of Stouffville Road re-opened
Jun 05, 2007, Emergency closure of Leslie Street south of Stouffville Road
Jun 05, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York constructs new solar wall at Elmwood Gardens in Stouffville
Jun 04, 2007, Keep active at any age - June is Seniors' Month
Jun 01, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to create a strategic vision for tourism investment and development
Jun 01, 2007, YRT\Viva to launch Go Green Ride Blue campaign

May
 
May 31, 2007, Most drowning incidents are preventable so keep YorKids Safe
May 31, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York marks the one-year anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act
May 30, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York obtains an Order to stop distribution of unpasteurized milk in York Region
May 29, 2007, York Region Transit/Viva to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day
May 29, 2007, Conservation easement protects 110 hectares on Oak Ridges Moraine from development
May 28, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York joins Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust to host unveiling ceremony
May 24, 2007 Economic factors continue to indicate vitality in York Region
May 24, 2007 York Regional Council approves by-law revising York Region development charges
Media Advisory: May 24, 2007 Sun Smart poster contest winner receives a "cool" award
Media Advisory: May 24, 2007 31st Annual Easter Seals Run/Walkathon to take place Sunday, May 27th
May 23, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York receives prestigious APWA award for St. John's Sideroad project
May 18, 2007, York Region celebrates National Public Works Week
Media Advisory - May 17, 2007 Young boy becomes paramedic for a day
Media Advisory - May 17, 2007 York Region paramedics serve lunch at Trinity United Church
Media Advisory - May 17, 2007 The Healthy Lunch Challenge pays off for students
May 16, 2007 New tourism training to enhance visitor experiences
May 14, 2007, Opening ceremonies for 9th Annual York Children's Water Festival to take place on May 15th at Bruce's Mill
May 14, 2007, Planning for Tomorrow reviews growth management options
May 11, 2007, Opening ceremonies for 9th Annual York Children's Water Festival to take place on May 15th at Bruce's Mill
May 11, 2007, York Region to hold free composting seminars tomorrow at the Region's Waste Management Centre in East Gwillimbury
May 10, 2007, May is Rabies Awareness Month
May 10, 2007, Lights, sirens, action ? York Region paramedics host a mock multi-casualty industrial emergency scenario
May 10, 2007, EMS: Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Service
May 10, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York and partners receive community award from the National Homelessness Initiative
May 08, 2007, Smog advisory issued
May 05, 2007, York Region releases Visitors' Guide for 2007
May 05, 2007, First Nations Burial Ceremony
 
April 

Apr 30, 2007, Viva Phase 2 design workshops to be held in May and June
Apr 30, 2007, May 2007 York Regional Council meeting rescheduled to Thursday, May 24th, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Apr 30, 2007, York Works coming soon to all households in York Region
Apr 27, 2007, Planning for Tomorrow reviews growth management options
Apr 27, 2007, Viva Phase 2 design workshops to be held in May and June
Apr 26, 2007, The Georgina Pacesetters Program launches
Apr 25, 2007, York Region roads re-open after damage from storm
Apr 25, 2007, York Region to hold annual Litter Roundup Event for students
Apr 24, 2007, You're never too old to get immunized
Apr 24, 2007, Storm damage to keep some Regional roads temporarily closed
Apr 20, 2007, York Regional Council approves the hiring of Bruce Macgregor as new CAO for The Regional Municipality of York
Apr 20, 2007, York Regional Council approves the hiring of Bruce Macgregor as new CAO for The Regional Municipality of York
Apr 19, 2007, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics make children's wishes come true
Apr 19, 2007, What on earth are you doing? It's easy being green!
Apr 19, 2007, Turn off your screens and turn up your activity!
Apr 19, 2007, York Regional Council approves 2007 Business Plan and Budget
Apr 19, 2007, YORK REGIONAL COUNCIL APPROVES 2007 POLICE BUDGET
Apr 19, 2007, York Region outlines growth management options for discussion
Apr 19, 2007, More than 80 per cent of respondents give YRT Viva top grade
Apr 19, 2007, Planning for Tomorrow open houses to discuss growth management options
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Capital Works Projects
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Transit Budget
Apr 19, 2007, How Your 2007 Regional Tax Dollar is Spent
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Solid Waste Budget
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Community Services and Housing Budget
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Planning and Development Services Budget
Apr 19, 2007, 2007 York Region Health, EMS and Long Term Care Budget
Apr 16, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York and Rouge Park commit to reforestation of recently acquired parkland
PSA Apr 13, 2007, Come and enjoy the annual Spring Forest Festival
PSA Apr 13, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York and Rouge Park to host tree-planting ceremony
Apr 10, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York recognizes 9-1-1 Communicators
PSA Apr 10, 2007, Public consultation event to be held on Tuesday to discuss Durham York Waste Study and proposed facility sites
Apr 05, 2007, York Region releases Visitors' Guide for 2007
Apr 03, 2007, Easter celebrations
PSA Apr 02, 2007, Public consultation events to be held on April 10, 12 and 14th to discuss Durham / York Waste Study and proposed facility sites
 
March

PSA Apr 2, 2007, Public consultation events to be held on April 10, 12 and 14th to discuss Durham / York Waste Study and proposed facility sites
Mar 29, 2007, York Regional Council accepts list of potential facility sites
Mar 29, 2007, York Region supports creation and development of new business
Mar 29, 2007, York Regional Council endorses preliminary draft of York Region Sustainability Strategy
Mar 29, 2007, York Region announces appointments to the 2007-2010 Accessibility Advisory Committee
Mar 28, 2007, York Regional Council to announce appointments to the 2007-2010 Accessibility Advisory Committee
Mar 28, 2007, York Regional Council to consider proposed list of facility sites
Mar 28, 2007, Character Community Foundation of York Region to celebrate first annual Character Community Award inductees
Mar 26, 2007, Eat Smart! award winners - List of winners
Media Advisory Mar 26, 2007, Party in the right spirit - Backgrounder
PSA Mar 26, 2007, Viva Phase 2 Open House rescheduled for March 28th
Media Advisory Mar 26, 2007, Special York Region Solid Waste Committee meeting scheduled
Mar 20, 2007, Shredded paper and plastic bags to be kept out of Blue Boxes
Mar 20, 2007, York Region celebrates World Water Day
PSA Mar 14, 2007, Put your well to the test ? three times each year
PSA Mar 09, 2007, Wild about Wildlife in the York Regional Forest
Mar 08, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York surpasses conditions set by the Ministry of the Environment on York Durham Sewage System projects
Mar 06, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to benefit from $962 million federal commitment to transportation infrastructure
PSA Mar 05, 2007, York Region experiencing white-out conditions on roads
PSA Mar 01, 2007, Viva Phase 2 open house cancelled due to weather
 
February 

Feb 27, 2007, Who loves a good chew?
Feb 23, 2007, More than 17 million riders depend on YRT/Viva annually
Feb 22, 2007, York Region releases the 2007 YorkLink Directory
Feb 22, 2007, York Region receives Ontario Mainstreet Accessibility Award
Feb 22, 2007, Motoclara Tunnel Boring Machine set to go underground
Feb 21, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to receive six prestigious awards at York Regional Council
Feb 21, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York to receive six prestigious awards at York Regional Council
Feb 20, 2007, Recognize the signs and beat to a healthier heart

Feb 19, 2007, York Region high school students get a first-hand lesson in the law during annual mock trials competition
Feb 16, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York proud recipient of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation award
Feb 16, 2007, Viva Phase 2 open houses to be held in February and March
Feb 16, 2007, Viva Phase 2 open houses to be held in February and March
Feb 14, 2007, The tobacco industry uses smoking in movies to influence youth
PSA
 Feb 13, 2007, Are you celebrating the Chinese New Year?
Feb 13, 2007, Prenatal classes offered in Chinese
PSA Feb 06, 2007, Viva Phase 2 open houses to be held in February and March

January 

Jan 25, 2007, York Region calls for fair funding for human services
Jan 25, 2007, The Regional Municipality of York tables 2007 Business Plan and Budget at York Regional Council
Jan 23, 2007, Children deserve a smoke-free future
Jan 22, 2007, Closing the gap
PSA Jan 15, 2007, Public health inspectors aim to keep you healthy and safe
PSA Jan 11, 2007, Make over-eating a thing of the past!
 
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