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Media Releases - 2012

 
December 
 
Dec 21, 2012, York Works winter 2012/2013 edition coming to your mailbox
Dec 20, 2012, Take YRT/Viva to get you around this holiday season
Dec 20, 2012, York Region gears-up for winter weather on Regional roads
Dec 20, 2012, Ring in the New Year with free YRT/Viva service
Dec 20, 2012, Ride Route 59 to the ROC
Dec 20, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York announces changes to toilet rebate program
Dec 19, 2012, York Region EMS makes special delivery this Christmas Eve
Dec 14, 2012, Trim holiday waste with help from The Regional Municipality of York
Dec 13, 2012, York Region releases Economic Development Action Plan
Dec 13, 2012, York Region Business Directory and Employment Survey
Dec 13, 2012, Census Population and Household data reveals strong growth in York Region
Dec 10, 2012, Spirit of Christmas Drive helps spread holiday cheer
Dec 05, 2012, Give the gift of safe food this holiday season
Dec 03, 2012, Autism programs most effective when disorder detected early
 
November 
 
Nov 29, 2012, York Region and York Regional Police raise $ $422,072 for its 2012 United Way Staff Campaign
Nov 26, 2012, York Region and Degrassi star team up to launch HPV vaccination campaign
Nov 23, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York announces fee increase for Georgina Waste Transfer Station
Nov 21, 2012, Risk of food poisoning increases with age
Nov 20, 2012, Join us for The Regional Municipality of York 18th Annual Craft and Gift Sale
Nov 16, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York Greening Strategy creates and maintains a healthy, natural environment
Nov 15, 2012, New vision promotes sustainable approach to reduce and prevent housing risk in York Region
Nov 15, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York Waste Diversion Report profiles benefits of 4Rs
Nov 15, 2012, York Region enhances accessible programs and services for all with new corporate policy
Nov 12, 2012, YRT/Viva successfully launches extended early morning service on Route 50 - Queensway between Sutton and Newmarket
Nov 09, 2012, YRT/Viva extends early morning service on Route 50 Queensway between Sutton and Newmarket Terminal starting Monday
Nov 07, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York thanks veterans with complimentary rides on YRT / Viva on Remembrance Day
Nov 06, 2012, Every second counts during a heart emergency
Nov 02, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police launch pedestrian visibility campaign for return to standard time
Nov 09, 2012, YRT/Viva extends early morning service on Route 50 Queensway between Sutton and Newmarket Terminal starting Monday
Nov 07, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York thanks veterans with complimentary rides on YRT / Viva on Remembrance Day
Nov 06, 2012, Every second counts during a heart emergency
Nov 02, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police launch pedestrian visibility campaign for return to standard time

October 
 
Oct 30, 2012, Fight the flu before it starts
Oct 30, 2012, Southbound lane restrictions remain in effect on Yonge Street in Thornhill for emergency Bell Canada repairs
Oct 29, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents and businesses to be storm ready
Oct 29, 2012, Southbound lane restrictions in effect on Yonge Street in Thornhill for emergency utility repairs
Oct 27, 2012, Southbound lane restrictions in effect on Yonge Street in Thornhill for emergency utility repairs
Oct 24, 2012, Road closures in effect this weekend in Town of East Gwillimbury for Canadian National Railway crossing repair work
Oct 24, 2012, Cancer prevention starts with healthy living
Oct 23, 2012, York Region hosts first Internationally Educated Professionals Conference
Oct 22, 2012, Trick-or-treat! Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween
Oct 19, 2012, Road closures in effect this weekend in Town of Georgina for Canadian National Railway crossing repair work
Oct 18, 2012, York Region committed to an accessible, inviting community for all
Oct 18, 2012, Housing York five-year plan supports changing community needs
Oct 18, 2012, Northbound lane restrictions on Bayview Avenue in Town of Richmond Hill to repair watermain break
Oct 18, 2012, York Region economy continues to demonstrate strong growth
Oct 18, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York takes leadership role in water and wastewater research and innovation
Oct 18, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York seeks online public input to shape the future of waste
Oct 16, 2012, York Region hosts conference for Internationally Educated Professionals
Oct 16, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York offersEmerald Ash Borer workshops for landowners
Oct 15, 2012, York Region encourages residents to recognize healthy limits when drinking alcohol
Oct 10, 2012, York Region opens The Gateway for newcomers and businesses
Oct 04, 2012, York Region EMS paramedics receive exemplary service award
Oct 02, 2012, Serve your guests turkey, not food poisoning

September 
 
Sep 25, 2012, York Region donates ambulances to enhance care in Guyana
Sep 24, 2012, Automotive, construction and financial sectors key economic drivers in The Regional Municipality of York
Sep 24, 2012, Rabies prevention starts with pet owners
Sep 24, 2012, York Region donates ambulances to enhance care in Guyana
Sep 20, 2012, York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch announces intention to retire at end of current term
Sep 20, 2012, EMS 10-Year Plan ensures continued quality care in York Region
Sep 20, 2012, EMS Response Time Plan ensures high levels of service in York Region
Sep 20, 2012, Service reliability, efficiency focus of 2013 YRT/Viva Service Plan
Sep 20, 2012, Media invited to high school pedestrian safety launch
Sep 20, 2012, YRT/Viva fare increase approved for 2013
Sep 17, 2012, Give your day an active jumpstart!
Sep 17, 2012, Plan your YRT/Viva trip in real-time on Google
Sep 17, 2012, Diarrhea from well water? No thanks
Sep 10, 2012, Transportation Tomorrow Survey identifies travel patterns
Sep 10, 2012, York Region and York Regional Police set a goal of $400,000 for its 2012 United Way Staff Campaign
Sep 05, 2012, Don't let good lunches go bad
Sep 04, 2012, Temporary lane closures due to weather-related flooding
Sep 04, 2012, No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy

August
 
Aug 31, 2012, Temporary road closure on Park Road, September 4, due to railway crossing maintenance in Town of Georgina
Aug 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York wants all road users to stay safe and alert in school areas
Aug 21, 2012, Joint transit purchasing partnership leads to AMO award
Aug 21, 2012, Check your route: YRT/Viva fall service changes coming in September
Aug 15, 2012, York Region reports probable human case of West Nile virus
Aug 14, 2012, 16th Avenue at Fincham Avenue in City of Markham closed due to emergency watermain repairs
Aug 14, 2012, Lane reductions due to urgent watermain repairs on Bathurst Street in Town of Richmond Hill
Aug 14, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York invites residents to have a boatload of fun at SPLASH Floating Water Festival
Aug 10, 2012, Temporary lane closure on 16th Avenue in City of Markham due to emergency watermain repairs
Aug 08, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York confirms widespread infestation of Emerald Ash Borer
Aug 03, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Aug 02, 2012, York Region West Nile virus activity increasing
Aug 01, 2012, Lane reductions due to emergency watermain repairs on Ninth Line at Rose Way in City of Markham 
Aug 01, 2012, Temporary Road closure of Major Mackenzie Drive East from Donald Cousens Parkway to Ninth Line in Markham
 
June

Jul 26, 2012, Minister of the Environment and York Region Chairman to tour Keswick Water Pollution Control Plant
Jul 23, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Jul 20, 2012, First West Nile virus mosquito reported in York Region
Jul 17, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Jul 11, 2012, Metro Road North in Town of Georgina closed due to emergency watermain repairs
Jun 28, 2012, York Region releases Strategic Plan progress report
Jun 28, 2012, York Region Immigration Settlement Strategy moves from talk to action
Jun 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York a leading choice for information and communications technology companies
Jun 28, 2012, York Region Administrative Centre ranks in top quarter for energy efficient municipal buildings
Jun 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York creates attractive, safe streets with Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program
Jun 28, 2012, Energy Management Program produces cost-savings for The Regional Municipality of York
Jun 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York releases 2011 Annual Report
Jun 28, 2012, York Region releases Strategic Plan progress report
Jun 28, 2012, York Regional Council releases draft economic plan for discussion and input
Jun 26, 2012, YRT/Viva summer service changes coming this July
Jun 25, 2012, Healthy eating ... on the go!
Jun 21, 2012, Woodbine Avenue lane closures in Town of Markham due to emergency road repair
Jun 20, 2012, York Region motorists, cyclists and pedestrians reminded to exercise caution at all railway crossings
Jun 20, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents of water conservation bylaws in effect
Jun 19, 2012, Five tips to stay safe in the summer sun
Jun 19, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York issues heat advisory
Jun 18, 2012, Grill safely this summer season
Jun 15, 2012, Langstaff Road in City of Vaughan closed due to natural gas leak
Jun 11, 2012, Lane reductions due to emergency road repairs on Major MacKenzie Drive in City of Vaughan
Jun 11, 2012, YRT/Viva crowns new Bus Roadeo Champion
Jun 11, 2012, Read the signs before you swim this season
June 6, 2012 The Regional Municipality of York celebrates National Access Awareness Week
Jun 05, 2012, Road repairs close southbound lane on Woodbine Avenue at John Street in the Town of Markham
Jun 05, 2012, YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo showcases safe driving skills
Jun 05, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York hosts accessibility celebration
Jun 01, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York upgrades water supply to the Village of Kleinburg

 
May 
 
May 31, 2012, York Region to conduct annual emergency exercise
May 31, 2012, Try PRESTO at an upcoming YRT/Viva event
May 30, 2012, Healthcare technology industry leaders gather in York Region to discuss public-private collaboration
May 29, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York reminds residents to conserve water this summer
May 29, 2012, Plan for a safe and happy party
May 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York continues Emerald Ash Borer monitoring survey program
May 28, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York continues Emerald Ash Borer monitoring survey program
May 18, 2012, Try PRESTO at an upcoming YRT/Viva event
May 17, 2012, York Regional Council approves new bylaw revising York Region's development charges
May 17, 2012, York Region EMS serves lunch at Blue Door Shelters
May 17, 2012, York Region EMS to host basketball challenge
May 17, 2012, York Region EMS paramedics host Media Invitation Day
May 17, 2012, YorkSafe inspection information coming soon to a pool, salon or tattoo parlour near you
May 17, 2012, Sixty actions help support low and moderate income residents Make Ends Meet
May 17, 2012, Vision 2051 inspires strong, caring and safe communitiesYork Regional Council endorses Vision 2051 as York Region's new 40-year vision for the future
May 16, 2012 The Regional Municipality of York celebrates National Public Works Week and National EMS Week
May 16, 2012, York Region celebrates EMS Week, May 20 to 26
May 16, 2012, Conference on high-speed broadband a catalyst for innovation, R&D and economic growth
May 14, 2012, Seeds of water conservation are planted at 14th annual York Children's Water Festival
May 11, 2012, Intelligent Communities Conference a catalyst for innovation in York Region, Ontario
May 10, 2012, You can fight the spread of rabies
May 09, 2012, Seeds of water conservation are planted at 14th annual York Children's Water Festival
May 08, 2012, York Region hosts Emergency Preparedness Fair
May 08, 2012, Lane restrictions due to watermain repairs on Islington Avenue in City of Vaughan
May 07, 2012, Public health professionals help us live longer and contribute to building healthier communities
May 04, 2012, Spring Pedestrian Safety Campaign
May 07, 2012, Public health professionals help us live longer and contribute to building healthier communities
May 04, 2012, Spring Pedestrian Safety Campaign
 
April 

Apr 24, 2012, Bathurst Street in Town of Aurora closed Sunday
Apr 23, 2012, Sexually active? Get tested!
Apr 23, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York Greening Strategy expands Regional greenspace
Apr 19, 2012, Beware and be aware of mosquitoes and ticks
Apr 18, 2012, Protect your world, get immunized
Apr 16, 2012, YRT/Viva service changes coming - check your schedule
Apr 12, 2012, 16th Avenue remains closed in the Town of Markham following a fatal motor vehicle collision west of Hwy 48
Apr 05, 2012, Try PRESTO at an upcoming YRT/Viva event
Apr 03, 2012, Don't let Salmonella crash your party
Apr 02, 2012, April is Oral Health Month
Apr 02, 2012, Is cancer preventable?
 
March
 
Mar 30, 2012, Free YRT/Viva service ends this Saturday, March 31
Mar 29, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York announces contestants of the SM4RT Living Family Challenge
Mar 27, 2012, Try PRESTO at an upcoming YRT/Viva event
Mar 26, 2012, April YRT/Viva monthly passes, tickets available now
Mar 26, 2012, Share your view on YRT, Viva’s 2013 Service Plan
Mar 23, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York releases Long-term Water Conservation Strategy annual report
Mar 22, 2012, Community Portraits: Painting a picture through the eyes of immigrants
Mar 22, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York supports Earth Hour by switching off unnecessary lights on March 31
Mar 19, 2012, Stop Tuberculosis in your lifetime
Mar 19, 2012, Mark World Water Day by testing your well water
Mar 09, 2012, Lane restrictions due to watermain repairs at 16th Avenue and Townson Road in Town of Markham
Mar 05, 2012, March 5, 2012 Screening can prevent deadly colon cancer
Mar 05, 2012, York Small Business Enterprise Centre invites applications for 2012 Summer Company Participants receive training,
up to $1,500 to cover costs and $1,500 upon completion
Mar 05, 2012, Summer Company assists students in setting uptheir own businesses for the summer
York Small Business Enterprise Centre now accepting applications
 
February
Feb 28, 2012, Be headstrong about concussions
Feb 27, 2012, Full YRT/Viva service is back – Free rides until March 31
Feb 24, 2012, York Region high school students compete for Judges’ Cup at 2012 mock trials
Feb 24, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York launches SM4RT Living Family Challenge
Feb 17, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York kicks off garden design seminar series on March 1
Feb 17, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York wins Excellence Canada - Ontario Accessibility Award
Feb 17, 2012, Knowledge-based industries bring high value jobs to The Regional Municipality of York
Feb 16, 2012, Strengthening community services through New Agency Development
Feb 08, 2012, Not everything should go viral
Feb 08, 2012, More YRT/Viva service starts Thursday
Feb 06, 2012, YRT/Viva riders reminded to leave transit fare at home
Feb 06, 2012, Getting to the heart of it
Feb 06, 2012, Lane restrictions at Davis Drive and Prospect Street in Town of Newmarket to allow Enbridge Gas repairs
Feb 03, 2012, Free transit for YRT/Viva riders begins tomorrow, Saturday, February 4

January

Jan 31, 2012, YRT/Viva Transit resumes Saturday, February 4
Jan 31, 2012, January 31, 2012 Two months free transit for YRT/Viva riders will begin when buses return to service on Saturday, February 4
Jan 30, 2012, Breaking up is hard to do
Jan 28, 2012, Free YRT/Viva service on the way for riders; details to be announced next week
Jan 27, 2012, Region and York Regional Police employees recognized by United Way
Jan 26, 2012, York Region awards new contract to TOK Transit Limited to restore North Division YRT/Viva service
Jan 26, 2012, Business Directory promotes regional economy
Jan 26, 2012, York Region Accessibility Plan identifies 154 new initiatives
Jan 26, 2012, Free YRT/Viva service on the way
Jan 26, 2012, York Regional Council approves $2.8B budget for 2012 focusing on services and contribution to reserves
Jan 26, 2012, York Regional Council approves $1.6 billion 2012 Operating Plan
Jan 26, 2012, York Regional Council approves $1.2 billion in capital projects for the year 2012
Jan 26, 2012, Where your 2012 tax dollar goes
Jan 26, 2012, GTA Pooling
Jan 26, 2012, York Regional Council approves 2012 Police Budget
Jan 26, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York makes positive changes to high collision intersection in Richmond Hill
Jan 26, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York invests $4.6 million toward enhancing local social services
Jan 26, 2012, The Regional Municipality of York SM4RT Living plan to set 40-year vision for waste management
Jan 26, 2012, ATU Local 1587, Miller Transit reach tentative agreement
Jan 26, 2012, Growth, Infrastructure, Debt and Development Charges
Jan 24, 2012, ATU Local 113 and York BRT reach tentative agreement
Jan 20, 2012, Media invited to official launch of Winter Safety Campaign
Jan 18, 2012, Celebrate food safety this Chinese New Year
 
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