Archive Media Releases

Media Releases - 2008


December 

Dec 29, 2008, York Region offers prenatal classes to teens and single mothers
Dec 29, 2008, Welcome the New Year with free YRT/Viva service
Dec 22, 2008, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) deliver comfort and warmth to the sick and injured this Christmas Eve
Dec 18, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York encourages residents to bio-bag it
Dec 18, 2008, Major projects in The Regional Municipality of York $1.04 billion 2009 Capital Plan
Dec 18, 2008, Regional Council approves Growth Management policy directions based on feedback from public and stakeholders
Dec 18, 2008, York Regional Council approves $1.04 billion Capital Budget for The Regional Municipality of York
Dec 17, 2008, Check your YRT/Viva schedule before heading out over the holidays
Dec 16, 2008, Welcome the New Year with free YRT/Viva service
Dec 16, 2008, York Region events divert more than 13 tonnes from landfill
Dec 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York adds Web 2.0 features with new RSS feed to www.york.ca website
Dec 11, 2008, Reducing holiday waste is easy
Dec 10, 2008, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) help Santa deliver food and toys to local community agencies
Dec 09, 2008, Are you fully protected against mumps?
Dec 01, 2008, Pickering College and York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre produce second Business Plan Challenge winner
Dec 01, 2008, York Regional Council releases 2008 Business Directory
 
November
 
Nov 26, 2008, York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch announces annual fundraising dinner in support of the arts
Nov 25, 2008, Breathe easier this winter
Nov 25, 2008, Going somewhere? Go active!
Nov 24, 2008, York Region to hold 14th Annual Craft and Gift Sale
Nov 24, 2008, York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch to make significant announcement regarding the arts
Nov 21, 2008, Transportation Master Plan public consultation
Nov 21, 2008, York Region invites public to final community meeting for Yonge Street subway extension
Nov 21, 2008, York Region invites public to Highway 7 rapidway open house
Nov 21, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York wins gold sustainability award
Nov 20, 2008, Fact sheets on immigration, language and diversity point to complex ethno-cultural mix
Nov 19, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York is ready for winter weatherNov 17, 2008, Transportation Master Plan public consultation
Nov 17, 2008, Is your electronic waste getting to the right place?
Nov 17, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York joins BizPaL online permit and licensing information system
Nov 14, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York staff campaign in support of the United Way raises more than $234,000
Nov 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York joins York Regional Police to launch EMS Special Response Unit
Nov 10, 2008, Yonge Street northbound in Town of Aurora to be reduced to one lane for watermain and road repairs
Nov 10, 2008, Residents invited to discuss proposed updates to York Region's Transportation Master Plan
Nov 07, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 06, 2008, Veterans ride YRT/Viva free on Remembrance Day
Nov 05, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to hold final discussions on Transportation Master Plan
Nov 04, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York opens new Highway 427 Regional Road Connection in City of Vaughan
Nov 03, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York celebrates the opening of new Highway 427 Regional Road Connection
Nov 03, 2008, Beat the flu bug. Get your flu shot!

 
October 
 
Oct 30, 2008, Beat the flu bug. Get your flu shot!
Oct 29, 2008, Trick or whistle!
Oct 24, 2008, York Region teams with Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust to protect 100 acres bordering Oak Ridges Moraine
Oct 24, 2008, Your good quality reusable items deserve a second life
Oct 22, 2008, Northbound lane on Yonge Street near Industrial Parkway South re-opened in Town of Aurora
Oct 22, 2008, York Region and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario take action on sudden cardiac arrest
Oct 21, 2008, Be aware! Practice hand hygiene with care
Oct 20, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top 75 Employers to work for in 2009
Oct 16, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York teams with Lake Simcoe Public School for Tree Planting
Oct 16, 2008, Warden Avenue between Doane Road and Herald Road to close from October 20th to November 18th
Oct 14, 2008, York Region election sign recycling day is Saturday, October 18th
Oct 13, 2008, Warm up with YRT/Viva from October 14th to 16thOct 10, 2008, Viva services to resume tomorrow
Oct 10, 2008, Planet for Tomorrow Film Festival screenings continue at The Regional Municipality of York Administrative Centre
Oct 09, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York hosts forum to end homelessness
Media Advisory - Oct 02, 2008, York Region hosts forum to address homelessness
Oct 01, 2008, Public Health Departments across the GTA Make a Splash! with launch of new health communication campaign
Oct 01, 2008, October 4th marks Annual Breastfeeding Challenge
 
September 
 
Sep 30, 2008, York Region reaches memorandum of agreement with ATU Local 113 to reduce YRT service delays and address traffic safety concerns
Sep 30, 2008, York Region seeks court injunction against ATU Local 113 in effort to ease rush hour delays and relieve traffic safety concerns
Sept 25, 2008, ATU Local 113 members on strike against Veolia Transportation; no Viva service in operation
Sept, 24, 2008, ATU Local 113 members to strike against Veolia Transportation; no Viva service expected Thursday
Sept 23, 2008, First bird tests positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in York Region
Sept 23, 2008, York Region finds new and innovative ways to improve community-based service delivery to parents and caregivers
Sept 22, 2008, York Region's Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan garners its second national planning award
Sept 22, 2008, Planning For Tomorrow Phase 3 public consultationPublic meetings enable residents to learn more and have a say
Sept 22, 2008, York Regional Council approves $2.9 million expansion of the Community Development and Investment Fund
Sept 21, 2008, Viva services to run as usual on Monday
Sept 19, 2008, Possible Viva service stoppage on Monday No contract yet reached between ATU Local 113 and Veoila Transportation Inc.
Sept 18, 2008 Planet for Tomorrow Film Festival screenings continue at The Regional Municipality of York Administrative Centre
Sept 18, 2008 York Region's Environment First Symposium highlights sustainable infrastructure, watershed issues and sustainable communities
Sept 18, 2008 York Region invites public to interactive community meeting
for proposed Yonge Street subway extension
Sept 18, 2008 Municipality of York launches staff campaign in support of the 2008 United Way of York Region
Media Advisory Sept 17, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to host Rain Barrel Sales event in the Town of Newmarket
Media Advisory Sept 17, 2008, Sept 17, 2008 - Looking for fun things to do in York Region this fall?
Sep 16, 2008, Road closures on Highway 7 and on Reesor Road in the Town of Markham to extend through evening rush hour
Sep 15, 2008, Possible strike by ATU Local 113 against Veolia Transportation Inc. may result in Viva service disruption
Media Advisory Sept 15, 2008, Planning for Tomorrow Phase 3 public consultation
Media Advisory Sept 15, 2008, The City of Vaughan and The Regional Municipality of York to hold emergency exercise tomorrow - Tuesday, September 16th
Sept 10, 2008, Gas pain? Riding YRT/Viva leaves you richer
Sept 09, 2008, York Region and the Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers (PAR) offer a low-cost rabies clinic to dog and cat owners
Sept 05, 2008, Road resurfacing work to close Langstaff Road from Spinnaker Way to Staffern Drive this Saturday
Sept 03, 2008, York Region's Water for Tomorrow teams up with local retailers for fall water efficient toilet discount sale
Sept 02, 2008, Summer Water Conservation Notice for York Region ends

August
 
Aug 27, 2008, Metro Road closed from Silas Boulevard to Spring Road in the Town of Georgina
Aug 21, 2008, YRT/Viva fall service changes on the way
Aug 13, 2008, York Region reports first cases of West Nile virus activity
Aug 12, 2008, Pine Valley Drive road closure between Major Mackenzie Drive and Rutherford Road
Aug 11, 2008, Complimentary transit for Veterans on Warriors' Day, August 16th Families of deceased veterans are also welcome to take transit free-of-charge
Aug 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York's drinking water supply awarded almost perfect score
Aug 07, 2008, York Region's urban forest benefits from new watering technology
Aug 06, 2008, Deadline extended for Grade 8 females to receive free HPV vaccine
 
July
 
PSA Jul 30, 2008, Ride YRT to Canada's Wonderland this summer
Jul 23, 2008, Heavy rainfall across York Region causing localized flooding on Regional roads in the City of Vaughan
Jul 23, 2008, Head to the beach to beat the heat
Jul 18, 2008, Water Conservation
Jul 18, 2008, Local Municipal Outdoor Water use Bylaws in York Region
Jul 18, 2008, York Region reminds residents to abide by outdoor watering bylaw to ensure adequate water supply for emergencies
Jul 15, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York wins national planning award
Jul 11, 2008, Road closure this weekend at railway tracks on Highway 27 between Royalpark Avenue and Martin Grove Road
Jul 02, 2008, York Region web portal to serve immigrants
 
June
 
Jun 25, 2008, York Region begins 2008 Beach Sampling Program
Jun 23, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York presents the Planet in Focus Cross Canada Tour
Jun 23, 2008, York Regional Police Services Board appoints Barbara-Ann Bartlett
Jun 20, 2008, Road closure on Highway 7 this weekend in Town of Markham
Jun 19, 2008, Two lanes re-open on Langstaff Road in the City of Vaughan
Jun 19, 2008, A Year in Review: The Regional Municipality of York releases 2007 Annual Report
Jun 19, 2008, York Region's employment rate remains strong for ninth year
Jun 19, 2008, York Region confirms its commitment to improving air quality
Jun 19, 2008, More YRT,Viva security cameras on the way
Jun 19, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York wins transit safety award from American Public Transportation Association
Jun 19, 2008, York Regional Council provides input to Ontario's poverty strategy
Jun 19, 2008, Visualizing the look of urbanization in York Region
Jun 19, 2008, Why not bike to your bus stop?
Jun 12, 2008, Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) expands to York Region
Jun 12, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York encourages residents to conserve on outdoor water use
Jun 12, 2008, Local Municipal Outdoor Water use Bylaws in York Region
Jun 12, 2008, Water Conservation
Jun 03, 2008, Portion of Mulock Drive between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue in Town of Newmarket to close this weekend
Jun 03, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York wins national sustainability award
Jun 03, 2008, York Works highlights new outdoor water advisory system
Jun 02, 2008, YRT/Viva to promote clean air on Customer Appreciation Day, June 4th
 
 
May
 
 
April 
 
Apr 26, 2008, YRT/Viva adjusts service to address TTC strike
Apr 25, 2008, 2008 York Region Operating Budget
Apr 25, 2008, Operating Budget Highlights Backgrounder
Apr 25, 2008, GTA Pooling Backgrounder
Apr 25, 2008, How your Tax dollar is spend Backgrounder
Apr 25, 2008, Capital Budget Highlights Backgrounder
Apr 25, 2008, York Regional Police Budget Media Release
Apr 25, 2008, York Region begins 2008 West Nile virus control activities
Apr 24, 2008, York Region defines its commitment to sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure and practices
Apr 24, 2008, York Regional Council approves master plan to develop and promote pedestrian and cycling networks
Apr 24, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York approves additional safety features for Davis Drive West
Apr 24, 2008, YRT/Viva moves ahead with U-Pass student transit program
Apr 24, 2008, St. John's Sideroad closed for evening rush hour
Apr 23, 2008, Smoking in movies is influencing our youth
Apr 23, 2008, York Region toilet rebate promotion with The Home Depot a great success
Apr 22, 2008, The Town of Aurora and The Regional Municipality of York Plug-in to green electricity
Apr 21, 2008, What on earth are you doing? It's easy being green!
Apr 21, 2008, The Town of Aurora and The Regional Municipality of York to announce green electricity initiative tomorrow on Earth Day, April 22nd
Apr 18, 2008, Turn off your screens and turn up your activity!
Apr 18, 2008, The Town of Aurora and The Regional Municipality of Yorkto announce green electricity initiative on Earth Day, April 22nd
Apr 17, 2008, YRT/Viva to adjust service in the event of a TTC strike
Apr 17, 2008, All lanes on Highway 27 north of King Road to re-open this afternoon
Apr 16, 2008, What on earth are you doing? It's easy being green
Apr 16, 2008, It's time to Take-Back your plastic bags in York Region
Apr 16, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to honour 9-1-1 communicators tonight
Apr 14, 2008, It's time to Take-Back your plastic bags in York Region
Apr 14, 2008, Potential measles exposure in York Region
Apr 11, 2008, Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Individual Environmental Assessment Public Information Forums
Apr 11, 2008, Come celebrate spring at the York Regional Forest!
Apr 09, 2008, Lane reduction on Highway 27 north of King Road due to watermain break
Apr 08, 2008, Temporary road closure scheduled for Major Mackenzie Drive on Sunday, April 13th
Apr 08, 2008, Bathurst Street closed from Mulock Drive to Davis Drive West
Apr 08, 2008, Bathurst Street closed from Mulock Drive to Davis Drive West
Apr 07, 2008, Flood water safety for residents serviced by a private well
Apr 04, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up! East Gwillimbury
Apr 04, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up! Georgina
Apr 04, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up! Richmondhill
Apr 02, 2008, York Region releases the 2008 YorkLink Directory
Apr 02, 2008, Former Markham Mayor Don Cousens to be honoured at Character Community Awards ceremony
Apr 01, 2008, Income support programs assist residents in need
Apr 01, 2008, York Region invests in 40 community projects through the Community Development and Investment Fund
Apr 01, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York encourages developers to build high density residential green buildings
March 

Mar 27, 2008, York Region Small Business Enterprise Centre advises entrepreneurs in the early stages of business start-up and growth
Mar 27, 2008, Bradford Bypass urgently required to support forecasted growth
Mar 20, 2008, York Region students learn how to Party in the Right Spirit
Mar 19, 2008, York Region reminds residents to put wells to the test
Mar 19, 2008, York Region celebrates World Water Day
Mar 19, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to participate in Earth Hour Challenge
Mar 19, 2008, APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK POLICE SERVICES BOARD
Mar 19, 2008, Character Community Foundation of York Region launches Character in Sport Student Contest
Mar 19, 2008, York Region's Water for Tomorrow program teams with The Home Depot in water efficient toilet discount sale
Mar 19, 2008, Major Mackenzie Drive reduced to one eastbound lane from Jane Street to Melville Avenue in City of Vaughan
Mar 17, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to host community meeting to address road improvements in Town of Markham
Mar 14, 2008, 11:00 a.m. Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue returned to normal
Mar 13, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up!
Mar 13, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up!
Mar 13, 2008, MOVEMENT OF ASH TREES AND FIREWOODFROM THE CITY OF TORONTO PROHIBITED
Mar 13, 2008, Yonge Street lane reductions
Mar 12, 2008, Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue lane reductions
Mar 05, 2008, YRT/Viva Snow Angels take to York Region streets to share the warmth of transit with commuters
Mar 05, 2008, York Region participates in Canada Blooms "Beautifully Parched" Water Efficient display
Mar 03, 2008, Warden Avenue to remain closed all day between Denison Street and Masseyfield Gate
March
 
Mar 20, 2008, York Region students learn how to Party in the Right Spirit
Mar 19, 2008 Major Mackenzie Drive reduced to one eastbound lane from Jane Street to Melville Avenue in City of Vaughan
Mar 19, 2008, York Region's Water for Tomorrow program teams with The Home Depot in water efficient toilet discount sale
Mar 19, 2008, York Region reminds residents to put wells to the test
Mar 19, 2008, York Region celebrates World Water Day
Mar 19, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to participate in Earth Hour Challenge
Mar 19, 2008, APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK POLICE SERVICES BOARD
Mar 19, 2008, Character Community Foundation of York Region launches Character in Sport Student Contest
Mar 17, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York to host community meeting to address road improvements in Town of Markham
Mar 14, 2008, 11:00 a.m. Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue returned to normal
Mar 13, 2008, Yonge Street lane reductions
Mar 13, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up!
Mar 13, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up!
Mar 12, 2008, Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue lane reductions
March 6, 2008 York Region participates in Canada Blooms "Beautifully Parched" Water Efficient display
March 5, 2008 YRT/Viva Snow Angels take to York Region streets to share the warmth of transit with commuters - Fact Sheet
Media Advisory March 4, 2008 York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics granting wishes to some very deserving children
Media Advisory March 4, 2008 YRT/Viva Snow Angels take to York Region streets to share the warmth of transit with commuters
March 3, 2008 Warden Avenue to remain closed all day between Denison Street and Masseyfield Gate
 
 
February 

Feb 27, 2008, Traffic accident at intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 50 to affect rush hour traffic
Feb 25, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York hosts annual York Region Secondary School Mock Trial Competition
Feb 22, 2008, York Region restaurants measure up
Feb 21, 2008, Preliminary Transportation Tomorrow Survey results show jump in public transit use by York Region residents
Feb 21, 2008, York Region marketing initiative identifies sustainable approach
Feb 14, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York Solid Waste Committee approves Source Separated Organics disposal contingency plan
Feb 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York presents the Planet in Focus Cross Canada Tour
 
January
Jan 28, 2008, 2008 Draft Operating Business Plan and Budget tabled at York Regional Council
Jan 28, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York welcomes Viva extension to Markham Stouffville Hospital
Jan 24, 2008, York Regional Council accepts energy-from-waste facility preferred site recommendation
Jan 24, 2008, Viva proof-of-payment fare system works
Media Advisory Jan 24, 2008, Viva purple extended eastward to Markham Stouffville Hospital
Jan 21, 2008, Quit smoking. Win a car.
Jan 17, 2008, Improving indoor air quality in your home
Jan 16, 2008, Up to 13 million cases of food poisoning in Canada each year
Jan 15, 2008, Make 2008 the year you quit smoking
Jan 15, 2008, Manicures and pedicures can be risky luxuries
Jan 15, 2008, York Region waste disposal user fee changes for 2008
Jan 14, 2008, York Region Public Health Inspectors strive to protect the health and safety of residents and the community
Jan 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York hosts film festival screenings
Jan 11, 2008, The Regional Municipality of York achieves highest Standard & Poor's Credit Rating ? AAA Stable
Jan 09, 2008, FOUR LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT PARTNER TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT IN THE CITY OF VAUGHAN
Jan 08, 2008, Intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Bloomington Road to remain closed through evening rush hour
Jan 04, 2008, YRT/Viva reminds residents to plan ahead during GO bus strike
 
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