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Submitted by Doug Anderson on April 21, 2012 - 1:45pm
DurhamCLEAR is doing its part to clean up the litter that has accumulated in the ditches and along the roadways during the winter months
Saturday, April 28, 9am - meet at Courtice Community Complex
plan for about two hours
please invite/bring family members and friends
if you have a set of long 'pincers', they are helpful to pick up the garbage
Submitted by Doug Anderson on April 17, 2012 - 11:18am
In an effort to improve its public relations after a very public debacle when it it backed away from its oft repeated commitment to hire local and hire union, Covanta held a 'job fair' at the Courtice Community Centre on the morning of April 17.
The trouble was there weren't any jobs. The event was actually for suppliers only.
People who showed up looking for jobs were just turned away.
Submitted by Doug Anderson on April 12, 2012 - 9:51pm
The federal government may not want your pennies but we do.
Bring them to our booth at Maple Fest (May 5th, Downtown Bowmanville) or bring them to our dinner dance fundraiser on May 26.
We are working on other drop-off or pickup arrangements. These will be broadcast in our newsletter and here on this site.
Submitted by Doug Anderson on April 3, 2012 - 1:18pm
The hearing for Leave to Appeal the Security of Costs decision has been set for July 17 in Oshawa.
In his decision on Dec. 15 (see earlier story below) Justice Lauwers had ruled that DurhamCLEAR had to post a $40,000 security of costs bond towards Covanta's legal bills in order to proceed. This presented an insurmountable barrier.
However, Lauwers also ruled that DurhamCLEAR qualifies as a public interest litigant, and the courts are meant to be accessible to all qualified litigants.
Submitted by Doug Anderson on April 2, 2012 - 4:40pm
The 1st stage in the triple majority required to make the public election of the Regional Chair a reality occurs:
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 10:00 am,
Durham Region Headquarters, Council Chambers.
This meeting is to hear the public's voice on the direct election of the Regional Chair.
You do not need to register in order to speak. This is an open, public meeting. A strong showing is needed.
Once the public has finished, the Regional Council will vote on the proposed by-law.
Please come out and show your support for this important democratic step. Share this on your facebook page.
Assuming the motion passes (a simple majority is required), a similar motion will be presented to each of the local council. If 4 of those council ( a majority) pass the motion and the population of those 4 municipalities is a majority of the Region then the province will amend the election procedure in time for the 2014 municipal elections.
Go to accountabilitystartsatthetop.com for lots of additional information including the results of the referenda which were held across the Region in the last election.