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Posted Friday, November 27, 2020

Town announces twenty-seven Celebrating Youth Award Winners Twenty-seven Whitby youth were recognized at the 2020 Celebrating Youth Awards last night at a virtual awards ceremony held in recognition of their outstanding leadership and positive contributions to the community. “Our young people continue to make Whitby a better place by volunteering their time and talents at school and with community service groups. We should all be inspired to see their spirit of giving continue despite the...

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020

12 Days of Local Holiday Shopping supporting local businesses This holiday season, every dollar spent locally will help make a positive difference to local businesses who are dealing with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. That's why the Town of Whitby and Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (BIA) have partnered up to launch ‘12 Days of Local Holiday Shopping'; to encourage residents to find that perfect gift while supporting locally-owned businesses. For every $100 spent loc...

Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Town of Whitby proclaimed November Women Abuse Prevention Month and today acknowledges International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  In the 2020 Community Survey residents told us the number one reason they would recommend Whitby as a place to live is because they perceive it as a safe community. Even the safest communities are not immune to violence; there are on occasion random and senseless violent attacks. Earlier this year, local survivor Kimberley was the victim o...

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2020

On Friday, November 20, the Ontario government announced that municipalities within the Durham Region Public Health Unit – including the Town of Whitby – will move to the Red-Control Level of the provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. The change is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 23. At the Red-Control Level, broader-scale measures and restrictions, across multiple sectors, have been put in effect to control the transmission of COVID-19. Here’s wha...

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020

Effective 12:01 a.m. this coming Monday, November 23, Whitby will move to the Red-Control Level of the Ontario government's Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. What this means is that residents are now being asked to stay home as much as possible, except for essential reasons, like groceries. It also means that further restrictions are being placed on our local businesses. The Province is encouraging any business with questions about the impacts of this announcement to call 1.855.216.3090 o...