Archive Media Releases

2011 Archived Media Releases

 
 
December

Dec 22, 2011, Superior Court orders end to unlawful union picketing
Dec 21, 2011, York Region Emergency Medical Services brings joy to kids this Christmas Eve deliver toys to sick and injured children
Dec 19, 2011, York Region seeks court injunction against Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Local 1587
Dec 19, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York will undertake a Greenlands Trails Strategy
Dec 19, 2011, York Region is prepared for winter weather on roads
Dec 15, 2011, Free transit service will return strike savings to riders
Dec 14, 2011, Temporary road closure northbound on Yonge Street between Mulock and Davis Drive in Newmarket tomorrow
Dec 13, 2011, York Region staff bring holiday joy to those in need
Dec 13, 2011, Keep your teeth healthy this holiday season
Advisory Dec 12, 2011, York Region staff bring holiday joy to those in need
Dec 09, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York encourages you to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rejoice!
Dec 06, 2011, Be food safe this holiday season
PSA Dec 05, 2011, Sober up
Dec 05, 2011, YRT/Viva contracted operators reaching out to resume labour negotiations
Dec 02, 2011, Members of York Regional Council to hold press conference regarding YRT/Viva strike
Dec 02, 2011, Regional Council will not request provincial legislation to end YRT/Viva dispute at expense of taxpayers, riders

November

Nov 30, 2011, Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in King Township
PSA Nov 28, 2011, York Region recognizes World AIDS Day
Nov 23, 2011, Labour dispute picketing Thursday; expect YRT delays
Nov 18, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to hold 17th Annual Craft and Gift Sale
Nov 17, 2011, Community workshop for proposed improvements to Rutherford Road at GO Rail crossing
Nov 17, 2011, York Region employees raise $381,000 for the United Way of York Region
Nov 17, 2011, Draft of Vision 2051 circulated for comments and input
Nov 16, 2011, Don’t be caught dead in a tanning bed
Nov 16, 2011, York Region urges unions and contractors to resume negotiations, end YRT, Viva strike
Nov 10, 2011, All lanes re-opened on Bayview Avenue between John Street and Steeles Avenue
Nov 09, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 04, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York extends road closure on Bayview Avenue due to watermain break
Nov 03, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York maintains top credit rating with Moody’s Investors Service
Nov 03, 2011, Beat the �"silent thief” this November
Nov 03, 2011, Media invited to launch of Pedestrian Safety Campaign

October

Oct 31, 2011, Be Spa Safe - Know what to look for
Oct 27, 2011, Annual seasonal influenza campaign begins October 29
Oct 27, 2011, Annual seasonal influenza campaign begins October 29
Oct 27, 2011, Annual seasonal influenza campaign begins October 29
Oct 25, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York approves 2011 to 2015 Strategic Plan
Oct 24, 2011, Keep kids safe this Halloween
Oct 24, 2011, New breastfeeding clinic opening in York Region
Oct 23, 2011, Plan ahead for YRT/Viva service disruption Monday
Oct 23, 2011, Labour strike will impact YRT/Viva October 24
Oct 20, 2011, York Regional Council approves $691,515 funding for municipal pedestrian and cycling projects in 2012
Oct 20, 2011, York Region economy continues to make gains
Oct 20, 2011, York Region pilots new transit subsidy program
Oct 20, 2011, Emerald Ash Borer survey confirms spread of infestation in York Region
Oct 20, 2011, Possible labour strike may impact YRT, Viva October 24
Oct 19, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to host Greening Strategy consultations
Oct 17, 2011, Is your favourite local food establishment YorkSafe?
Oct 17, 2011, Protect yourself at the spa – Be Spa Safe
Oct 15, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York offers condolences following death of former Chairman Eldred King
Oct 13, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Oct 06, 2011, Think food safety this Thanksgiving weekend
Oct 06, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Oct 04, 2011, York Region paramedics recognized for providing highest standard of patient care

September

Sep 30, 2011, Be food safe when packing lunch
Sep 29, 2011, Join York Region for the Breastfeeding Week challenge
Sep 29, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Sep 28, 2011, Lane closures remain in effect on Woodbine Avenue between Steelcase Road and Esna Park Drive
Sep 26, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to develop Economic Development Action Plan
Sep 23, 2011, Potential strike may impact YRT/Viva services
Sep 23, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Sep 22, 2011, York Regional Council receives summary of initial contributions to Vision 2051
Sep 22, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York continues research partnership with University of Toronto
Sep 22, 2011, YRT/Viva fare change approved for 2012
Sep 22, 2011, York Region Immigration Settlement Strategy lays groundwork for community collaboration
Sep 21, 2011, It’s time to test your well this fall
Sep 21, 2011, New Agency Development Fund helps emerging community agencies enhance social services
Sep 19, 2011, Investing in York Region’s Youth
Sep 16, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Sep 15, 2011, Public information centres to be held for improvements to Rutherford Road/Carrville Road
Sep 13, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York sets United Way goal of $380,000
Sep 13, 2011, Youth invited to help shape the future of York Region
Sep 12, 2011, Come out to a PRESTO event in York Region
Sep 12, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to kick off 2011 staff United Way Campaign
Sep 12, 2011, York Region reports first case of West Nile virus
Sep 07, 2011, York Region Official Plan wins two planning awards
Sep 06, 2011, PRESTO in York Region

August

Aug 31, 2011, More than 60 YRT/Viva service changes on the way
Aug 29, 2011, Evening lane closures on King Road between Fisher Street and Banner Lane in King Township
Aug 29, 2011, PRESTO in York Region
Aug 25, 2011, Social media channels for Vision 2051 are now open
Aug 19, 2011, PRESTO in York Region
Aug 18, 2011, Free YRT/Viva Service for Veterans on Warriors’ Day
Aug 17, 2011, Regions host official groundbreaking ceremony at future site of Durham York Energy Centre
Aug 16, 2011, Play, Live, Be … Tobacco-Free!
Aug 16, 2011, Lane closures in effect on King Road between Fisher Street and Banner Lane in Township of King
Aug 16, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to host Streetscape Master Plan public information sessions
Aug 12, 2011, York Region reports first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes
Aug 11, 2011, YRT/Viva launches new website: www.yrt.ca
Aug 11, 2011, Presto in York Region
Aug 09, 2011, YRT/Viva invites resident feedback on proposed route and service changes
Aug 09, 2011, York Region managing lane and road closures
Aug 05, 2011, PRESTO in York Region
Aug 02, 2011, Water ban lifted for the communities of Kleinburg and Nashville in the City of Vaughan

July

Jul 28, 2011, Queensway South lane restrictions in effect between Morton Ave. and Riveredge Dr. in Town of Georgina
Jul 28, 2011, PRESTO in York Region
Jul 22, 2011, PRESTO in York Region
Jul 21, 2011, Are you prepared for a summer weather emergency?
Jul 21, 2011, Know it. Confront it. Hepatitis affects everyone
Jul 20, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Jul 20, 2011, Water ban in effect for the communities of Kleinburg and Nashville in the City of Vaughan
Jul 15, 2011, York Region releases summer edition of York Works that features investments in community-building
Jul 15, 2011, PRESTO soon to launch in York Region
Jul 13, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to be water-smart during hot, dry weather
Jul 04, 2011, Road closures tomorrow for funeral procession of York Regional Police Constable

June

Jun 30, 2011, York Region launches Twitter and Facebook page
Jun 29, 2011, Langstaff Road to close for reconstruction between Huntington Road and Highway 27 in City of Vaughan
Jun 29, 2011, Drivers asked to avoid intersection of Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue in City of Toronto following earlier accident
Jun 29, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York offers free landscape visits to York Region residents
Jun 29, 2011, York Region begins 2011 Beach Sampling Program
Jun 29, 2011, York Region begins 2011 Beach Sampling Program
Jun 29, 2011, MOE issues certificate of approval for energy-from-waste facility
Jun 27, 2011, New $14.6 million recreational facility and paramedic response station opens in the Township of King
Jun 24, 2011, York Region issues warning to local restaurant and food premises
Jun 24, 2011, Human Services Planning Board of York Region launches Making Ends Meet in York Region
Jun 23, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York releases 2010 Annual Report
Jun 23, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York wins Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada national award
Jun 23, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York identifies measures to manage disruption during vivaNext construction
Jun 23, 2011, Progress report tracks implementation of Vision 2026 and the Sustainability Strategy
Jun 23, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York approves management plan to help mitigate impact of Emerald Ash Borer
Jun 23, 2011, Progress report tracks implementation of Vision 2026 and the Sustainability Strategy
Jun 23, 2011, Lane restrictions remain in effect for Bayview Avenue south of 16th Avenue in Town of Richmond Hill
Jun 23, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York reduces ecological footprint with five per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions
Jun 20, 2011, New $14.6 million recreational facility and paramedic response station opens in the Township of King
Jun 20, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York continues work on water supply improvements for King City
Jun 16, 2011, Human Services Planning Board of York Region to launch Making Ends Meet in York Region
Jun 16, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York initiates SM4RT LIVING waste management plan
Jun 14, 2011, YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo crowns new champion
Jun 13, 2011, King Road lane restrictions in effect between Keele Street and Dufferin Street for evening rush hour
Jun 10, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York achieves AAA credit rating for 10th consecutive year
Jun 08, 2011, YRT/Viva bus operators compete for Bus Roadeo Champion title
Jun 08, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Jun 07, 2011, SunSmart student wins shady prize for school
Jun 06, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York upgrades King City water supply
Jun 03, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York sets out insect traps to survey the spread of Emerald Ash Borer
Jun 02, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York diverts three tonnes of waste from landfill through federal election sign recycling program
Jun 02, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York hosts Accessibility Celebration and Educational Forum
Jun 01, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York invites residents to 'green' their garden with annual rain barrel sale

May

May 31, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
May 31, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to conserve water during hot summer months ahead
May 31, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York hosts Accessibility Celebration and Educational Forum
May 27, 2011, York Region continues to meet the needs of Ontario Works recipients despite the possible mail services disruption
May 26, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to conduct annual emergency exercise on Monday, May 30
May 24, 2011, Kids CAN-BIKE York Region Bikefest teaches safe cycling skills and rules of the road at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
May 19, 2011, Region wants to hear what you envision for the future
May 19, 2011, Innovation project to stimulate York Region manufacturing
May 19, 2011, Making Ends Meet: A Model for Change
May 19, 2011, New Agency Development Fund strengthens new and emerging social service agencies
May 18, 2011, Chlamydia: Easy to test, easy to treat
May 16, 2011, Young girl becomes paramedic for a day
May 13, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York educates students on importance of water conservation at York Children’s Water Festival
May 13, 2011, York Region paramedics serve lunch at Trinity United Church In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 15 to 21
May 13, 2011, Major Mackenzie Drive to close between Highway 27 and Huntington Road for emergency repairs to rail crossing
May 11, 2011, Low-cost rabies clinic for York Region dogs and cats
May 11, 2011, York Region paramedics host EMS Community Fun Day
May 11, 2011, Life science and medical devices industry to gather at summit
May 09, 2011, Structural engineers continue assessment of bridge at Major Mackenzie Drive between Pine Valley Drive and Islington Avenue in City of Vaughan
May 06, 2011, York Small Business Enterprise Centre invites proposals for the Summer Company 2011 program
May 05, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York annual Composting Made Easy event teaches how to turn organic waste into garden gold
May 02, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to use certified compostable bags in their green bins
May 02, 2011, Langstaff Road from Huntington Road to Highway 27 to remain closed for two more weeks
May 02, 2011, Building a sound, safe and healthy workplace begins with you!

April

Apr 27, 2011, York Region paramedics place first in national competition
Apr 26, 2011, York Region begins 2011 Vector-Borne Disease program activities
Apr 26, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York adopts new standards to help improve survival of �"street” trees
Apr 26, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York approves revised speed limit policy
Apr 21, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York hires new Commissioner of Finance
Apr 21, 2011, York Region’s 2011 West Nile virus Control Plan
Apr 20, 2011, Make food safety a priority during Easter
Apr 14, 2011, April is Oral Health Month
Apr 13, 2011, Interactive map highlights new cycling resource on the web
Apr 12, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to hold Earth Week Eco Fair
Apr 12, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to recognize unsung heroes of emergency response: 9-1-1 communicators
Apr 04, 2011, Langstaff Road from Huntington Road to Highway 27 closed throughout April for upgrades

March

Mar 29, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York recognized as one of Canada’s 40 Best Employers for 2011
Mar 29, 2011, Building a sound, safe and healthy workplace begins with you!
Mar 25, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York salutes Sustainable Works months
Mar 25, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York to reduce plastic waste through mandatory compostable Green Bin liners
Mar 25, 2011, York Region’s Community Development and Investment Fund provides support to more than 76,000 residents in 2010
Mar 24, 2011, York Regional Council appoints members to the 2011 – 2014 York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
Mar 24, 2011, Preserving 63 hectares of environmentally significant properties part of York Region’s 2010 Greening Successes
Mar 24, 2011, Lights out at The Regional Municipality of York’s Administrative Centre and South Services Centre
Mar 24, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York develops cycling map
Mar 21, 2011, York Region is on the move against tuberculosis
Mar 17, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York releases �"Our Water Future”
Mar 11, 2011, Northbound curb lane of Jane Street, north of Steeles Avenue closed due to flooding
Mar 09, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York introduces new fees at two waste disposal facilities
Mar 07, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York delivers export development training workshops to local businesses
Mar 04, 2011, Certificate of approval applications submitted to Ministry
Mar 03, 2011, Winter edition of York Works discusses strategic vision for our community over the next 40 years

February

Feb 25, 2011, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) joined local MedVents to host York Region Cub First Aid Day
Feb 24, 2011, Students to compete for the Judges’ Cup at annual Secondary School Mock Trial Competition
Feb 21, 2011, YRT/Viva service to run as usual on Tuesday; ATU Local 113 suspends a strike that would affect YRT service
Feb 18, 2011, YRT/Viva service continues to run as usual; ATU Local 113 and Veolia Transportation return to negotiations
Feb 18, 2011, ATU Local 113 members strike against Veolia Transportation as of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Feb 17, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York creates Long-term Water Conservation Strategy
Feb 17, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York holds first-place position in waste diversion among Large Urban Municipalities
Feb 17, 2011, Westbound lanes closed on Rutherford Road between Keele Street and Melville Avenue in City of Vaughan
Feb 15, 2011, Conference to help employers deal with imminent labour shortage
Feb 13, 2011, YRT/Viva service to run as usual on Monday
Feb 11, 2011, YRT service in operation; ATU Local 113 members remain in legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, February 14
Feb 09, 2011, Potential labour strike would create YRT/Viva service disruptions
Feb 09, 2011, Become a CAN-BIKE instructor and teach bicycle safety
Feb 02, 2011, It’s a great time to gear up and quit smoking
Feb 01, 2011, New initiatives to improve pedestrian safety on York Region roads
Feb 01, 2011, Maintenance crews from The Regional Municipality of York prepared for winter storm

January

Jan 27, 2011, Regional Council endorses the Region’s first social audit
Jan 27, 2011, New Agency Development Fund supports emerging agencies
Jan 24, 2011, Watermain breaks resulting in lane reductions on Keele Street and Bathurst Street
Jan 20, 2011, Cold weather emergency: how prepared are you?
Jan 20, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police recognized by the United Way for a successful staff campaign
Jan 20, 2011, Entrepreneurs evolve with changing business world
Jan 14, 2011, Northbound lanes of Highway 427 north of Highway 7to close for pavement repairs e
Jan 13, 2011, Public Health Inspectors: Celebrating their contribution towards protecting the health of York Region residents
Jan 10, 2011, Lane restrictions on Yonge Street between
 
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