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Media Releases - 2010

December 
 
Dec 21, 2010, York Region Emergency Medical Services brings joy and toys to the sick and injured this Christmas Eve
Dec 21, 2010, Reduce your holiday waste this season
Dec 20, 2010, Be food safe this holiday season
Dec 15, 2010, YRT, Viva has your free ride covered this New Year's Eve
Dec 13, 2010, Reminder of two workshops this week addressing the impending workforce labour shortages
Dec 10, 2010, Santa's elves get a little help from York Region paramedics
Dec 09, 2010, Bill Fisch acclaimed to fifth term as York Region Chairman and CEO
Dec 07, 2010, Carville Road restricted to two lanes between Bathurst Street and Yonge Street in Town of Richmond Hill
Dec 07, 2010, Municipal election sign recycling program achieves tonnes of results
 
November
 
Nov 30, 2010, York Region recognizes World AIDS Day
Nov 30, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York receives Going Green Award
Nov 29, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York road crews ready for winter
Nov 23, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York acknowledged as one of Greater Toronto's top employers
Nov 22, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York invites employers to attend workshops to address impending workforce labour shortages
Nov 19, 2010, York Regional Police Central Services Building to house several units under one roof in the Town of Aurora
Nov 18, 2010, York Regional Police to open $72.5 million Central Services Building in the Town of Aurora 
Nov 15, 2010, Hosting a social event? Be safe and understand your responsibility
Nov 15, 2010, York Regional Police to open $72.5 million Central Services Building in the Town of Aurora
Nov 10, 2010, Service dogs welcome!
Nov 10, 2010, Woodbine Avenue Bypass to open in Town of Markham
Nov 09, 2010, York Region settlement strategy to create welcoming and inclusive communities for all residents
Nov 09, 2010, York Region Forest Advisory Team volunteers honoured with Monitoring the Moraine Hero Award
Nov 08, 2010, Free YRT/Viva travel for veterans on Remembrance Day
Nov 08, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 04, 2010, York Region Emergency Medical Services paramedics recognized for providing highest standard of pre-hospital care to patients
Nov 03, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York offers rebates on purchase of humidifiers for York Region residentsitle
Nov 03, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York participates in unveiling of new Veteran's Tribute Garden

Nov 02, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police exceed campaign goal and raise $320,000 for the United Way

October 
Media Advisory - Oct 28, 2010, York Region begins annual seasonal influenza campaign
Oct 28, 2010, York Region begins annual seasonal influenza campaign | Backgrounder
PSA - Oct 28, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York seeks volunteers to serve on Accessibility Advisory Committee
Oct 25, 2010, York Region’s election sign recycling program reinforces environmental stewardship
Oct 21, 2010, Second hand smoke increases risks for breast cancer
Oct 15, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York provides free water-use audits to local industrial, commercial and institutional businesses
Oct 07, 2010, York Region celebrates Healthy Workplace Month
Oct 07, 2010, Are you sure you prepare food safely at home?
 
September 

Sep 30, 2010, October 2 marks the 10th Annual Breastfeeding Challenge
Sep 30, 2010, Breastfeeding protects!
Sep 24, 2010, Media Advisory - The Regional Municipality of York launches Long-Term Water Conservation Strategy with 'Water Cafes'
Sep 24, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York begins consultation on Long-Term Water Conservation Strategy
Sep 23, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York renews environmental certification for York Regional Forest
Sep 23, 2010, Community and Health Services Department sets directions for Regional human services with multi-year planSep 20, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York officially opens new accessible trail in York Regional Forest
Sep 17, 2010, Play, Live, Be Tobacco Free
Sep 17, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to open new Accessible Trail
Sep 16, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police set $300,000 employee fundraising goal for the United Way
Sep 15, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to kick off 2010 United Way staff campaign
Sep 14, 2010, Awareness and vaccination are the best defences against rabies
Sep 14, 2010, Lane closure on Keele Street north of McNaughton Roadin City of Vaughan
Sep 14, 2010, Learn to reduce your dependence on cars
Sep 09, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York recognizes September 9 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day
Sep 02, 2010, Leslie Street closed from Stouffville Road to 19th Avenue for emergency pavement repairs
Sep 02, 2010, Mobility Plus Public Information Centres to be held throughout September in York Region
 
August
 
Aug 30, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Aug 26, 2010, Plan your route: YRT/Viva service changes on the way
Aug 26, 2010, New clinic increases public access to sexual health services
Aug 17, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York thanks City of Vaughan residents for water conservation efforts
Aug 17, 2010, Free YRT/Viva service for Veterans on Warriors' Day
Aug 17, 2010, Does your community agency serve residents of York Region?
Aug 16, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York requests water conservation assistance from City of Vaughan residents
PSA Aug 13, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to water lawns and gardens sparingly throughout August
Aug 04, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
 
July
 
Jul 07, 2010, York Region EMS launches 9-1-1 communication campaign
Jul 07, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York introduces Smart Work Zones
Jul 07, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to water wisely during hot summer months
Jul 07, 2010, Flavoured cigarillos now prohibited in York Region
Jul 05, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to be water-conscious, especially in hot weather
Jul 05, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
 
June
 
Jun 29, 2010, York Region reminds residents to BBQ with food safety in mind
Jun 28, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York opens new Schomberg Water Treatment Plant
Jun 25, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to officially open new Schomberg Water Treatment Plant
Jun 25, 2010, York Region, Brampton Transit partner on rapid transit service
Jun 25, 2010, York Regional Council approves DC bylaw amendment to better reflect York Region's infrastructure needs
Jun 25, 2010, York Region donates ambulance to Haitian recovery efforts
Jun 24, 2010, York Region provides progress report on Vision 2026 and the York Region Sustainability Strategy
Jun 24, 2010, Summary of York Region's achievements in meeting Vision 2026 and the Sustainability Strategy
Jun 24, 2010, York Region to plan vision for next 40 years to 2051
Jun 24, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York releases 2009 Annual Report
Jun 23, 2010, CN Rail repairs to commence tomorrow at 7 a.m. on Aurora Road in Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Jun 23, 2010, Forecasted hot weather to delay CN Rail repair efforts on Aurora Road in Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Jun 22, 2010, Check your schedule: YRT/Viva summer service changes on the way
Jun 22, 2010, Full closure of Aurora Road east of Woodbine Avenue
Jun 22, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to officially open new Schomberg Water

Jun 21, 2010, York Region issues inspection warning to local restaurants
Jun 18, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York supports the proposed Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act
Jun 16, 2010, What are the signs telling you?
Jun 16, 2010, What are the signs telling you? Backgrounder
Jun 16, 2010, Recycle your unwanted electronics across York Region
Jun 14, 2010, YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo Champion moves on to international finals
Jun 14, 2010, York Region staff to lead business delegation to Salt Lake City - Members of the business delegation to Salt Lake City (Backgrounder)
Jun 11, 2010, Sun smart student wins shady prize for school
Jun 09, 2010, Who will be the next YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo Champion?
Jun 09, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York Rain Barrel sales event overwhelmingly popular success
Jun 08, 2010, VivaNext advances in Newmarket - launches retrieval project with Habitat for Humanity York Region
Jun 04, 2010, VivaNext advances in Newmarket - launches retrieval project with Habitat for Humanity York Region
Jun 02, 2010, Construction Resumes on Viva Rapid Transit Lanes
Jun 02, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York continued to grow in 2009
Jun 02, 2010, York Region Community Environmental Centre wins prestigious award
 
May 

May 31, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York purchases $390,000 in social services from new and emerging community-based agencies
May 31, 2010, Thanks again from YRT/Viva this Customer Appreciation Day
May 28, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to conduct annual emergency exercise on Monday, May 31
May 26, 2010, York Region invites dog and cat owners to a low-cost rabies clinic
May 25, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York’s annual rain barrel sale promotes smart use of environmental resources
May 21, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York recommends new measures to curb phosphorus levels in Lake Simcoe watershed
May 21, 2010, Bat tests positive for the rabies virus in York Region
May 21, 2010, York Region invites dog and cat owners to a low-cost rabies clinic
May 20, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York approves Accessible Forest Trail initiative
May 20, 2010, York Regional Council approves Accessing York: York Region's 2010 Accessibility Plan
May 20, 2010, New look for York Region Transit street furniture on the way
May 19, 2010 Metrolinx proposes new funding schedule for The Regional Municipality of York’s vivaNext projects
May 18, 2010, York Region's Grade 4 students ride the environmental wave at York Children's Water Festival
May 18, 2010, Kids CAN-BIKE York Region Bikefest teaches safe cycling skills at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area
May 17, 2010, York Region paramedics serve lunch at Trinity United Church
May 17, 2010, Young girl becomes paramedic for a day
May 13, 2010, York Region paramedics host inaugural EMS Family Day
May 11, 2010, Anytime. Anywhere. We'll be there: York Region celebrates Emergency
May 11, 2010, York Region EMS hosts 3rd Annual bicycle ride
May 11, 2010, May is Rabies Awareness Month
May 10, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York celebrates National Public Works Week with Free Family Fun Day
May 07, 2010, Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates on the rise
May 06, 2010, YRT, Viva ridership soars in 2010
 
April
 
Apr 23, 2010, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and York Region celebrate official opening of Fire Station 51 and York Region EMS - Paramedic Response Station
Apr 23, 2010, Spring edition of York Works promotes pedestrian safety
Apr 23, 2010, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and York Region open new Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station
Apr 22, 2010, York Region Emergency Medical Services facility is Best in Class
Apr 22, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York purchases $5 million in social services from community-based agencies
Apr 22, 2010, York Region appoints Human Services Planning Board of York Region
Apr 20, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York celebrates spring in York Regional Forest
Apr 20, 2010, Visit the electronics roundup at York Region's CEC this weekend
Apr 19, 2010, York Region launches bathroom renovation contest
Apr 15, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to host Earth Week Fair Tuesday, April 20th
Apr 07, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York receives approval of Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Environmental Assessment
Apr 01, 2010, Local businesses invited to learn the basics of importing and exporting

March 

Mar 25, 2010, York Region Heart Alive program expands to YRT and local shelters
Mar 25, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York plants thousands of trees as part of 2009 Greening Strategy successes
Mar 25, 2010, For Immediate Release Celebrate Sustainable Works with York Region this April and May
Mar 24, 2010, York Region recognizes World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th
Mar 22, 2010, Recycle your unwanted electronics
Mar 19, 2010, YRT invites resident feedback on transit street furniture design
Mar 17, 2010, YRT/Viva and GO Transit offer new options for customers Mar 15, 2010, York Region tobacco prohibition order issued to local vendor
Mar 11, 2010, Healthy lunch challenge pays off for students
Mar 04, 2010, Ground breaks for new recreational facility and paramedic response station in the Township of King
Mar 01, 2010, Recognize the signs of a heart emergency
Mar 01, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Neighbourhood Information Session in the Town of Aurora
 
 
February 

Feb 25, 2010, YRT invites resident feedback on transit street furniture design
Feb 25, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to host manufacturers'  symposium
Feb 22, 2010, York Region high school students compete for Judges Cup at annual Mock Trial Competition
Feb 19, 2010, York Region appoints members to Community Partnership Council
Feb 19, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York earns more than $62.6 million return on investment of reserve funds in 2009
Feb 19, 2010, Lights out at the York Region Administrative Centre
Feb 18, 2010, York Region approves streetscaping improvements to Gamble Road and 19th Avenue in Town of Richmond Hill
Feb 12, 2010, Chlamydia: Simple Test. Easy Treatment. Protect yourself.
Feb 12, 2010, Keeping up-to-date with school age immunizations just got easier
Feb 11, 2010, Celebrating the Chinese New Year? Practice food safety
Feb 10, 2010, King Road between Jane Street and Weston Road to close for replacement of Highway 400 overpass
Feb 10, 2010, Bayview Avenue reduced to one northbound lane from Briggs Avenue to Blackmore Avenue in Town of Richmond Hill
Feb 02, 2010, YRT invites resident feedback on transit street furniture design

January 

Jan 28, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to release guide to capital sources
Jan 25, 2010, Under 18, sore tooth and no dental plan? We can help!
Jan 22, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York invests in new affordable housing
Jan 18, 2010, RideNow with YRT,Viva real-time bus updates
Jan 14, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to begin offering seasonal influenza vaccinations
Jan 14, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to offer seasonal influenza vaccinations
Jan 13, 2010, Celebrating the contribution public health inspectors make towards protecting the health of York Region residents
Jan 13, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York to hold public consultations on renaming Highway 7 to Avenue 7
Jan 12, 2010, YRT/Viva freezes fares for 2010
Jan 11, 2010, The Regional Municipality of York purchase $2.8 million in community services
Jan 08, 2010, Northbound lanes of Highway 427 north of Highway 7in the City of Vaughan to remain closed
 
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