Durham Regional Business and Community News

The Region of Durham is going to pre-service certain employment lands — starting with Brock, Scugog and Whitby; “It most definitely will enhance the investment for employment, which is overdue in our areas in the north,” said Brock Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden. “To ensure we, as Durham Region, all have vibrant communities.” - Oct. 6, 2020

Almost $1.3 million for on-the-job training in Durham; Automotive, transportation and construction job training gets provincial support - Oct. 2, 2020

COVID-19 could lead to ice pad closures in Whitby, suggests top official; 'We can't continue to keep all our ice pads open and have 50 per cent of our revenues:' Town commissioner Ken Nix - Sept. 29, 2020

Oshawa country bar The Corral to close its doors forever; “After an amazing 37 year run, the pandemic as well as exorbitant insurance costs have forced us to make this difficult decision.” - Sept. 29, 2020

Oshawa mayor says ‘health and safety remains my top priority’; Dan Carter says pandemic has ‘heightened challenges in the downtown.  "I am committed to ensuring that families, seniors and all residents feel safe to visit downtown Oshawa. Memorial Park and our downtown trails, green spaces and parks must be safe and welcoming. Community members and visitors must feel comfortable to learn, work, shop and dine in the downtown and to explore cultural attractions and visit the library and seniors’ centre." - Sept. 29, 2020

Masks are now mandatory in apartment and condo common areas in Durham; Tenants have been pushing for change saying lack of masks was a 'formula for disaster' - Sept. 28, 2020

The Oshawa Clinic Group is planning to open a new COVID-19 assessment clinic in downtown Oshawa - Sept. 18, 2020

'Win-win for business': Ajax can bank on Amazon announcement; Amazon made the announcement that it would be opening a fulfilment centre at Salem and Rossland roads in 2021 - Sept. 16, 2020

Oshawa store that gives makers their own 'nook' is expanding; The Nooks is Canada’s first 'artisan retail business incubator' - Sept. 12, 2020


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