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Durham Workforce Authority – Employer Survey

The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) has partnered with the Region of Durham, Economic Development and Durham College to conduct an Employer Survey in North Durham.

This Employer Survey will be used to measure the demand for workers, as well as understanding what education, training, and skills are needed.

Employers are asked questions relating to the size of their workforce; future plans to expand or downsize, the challenges employers face when recruiting new employees; the availability of skilled workers in their area and the type of skills that they think are needed in their workforce.

The Employer Survey is available online at:

Please take a moment to complete this important survey. We need to compile data in order to assist with our skills shortages in North Durham.  You may also have a representative from the Durham Workforce Authority visit your place of business in the coming weeks as well!

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Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-law to Amend Zoning By-law 14-14

The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Scugog passed By-law Number 78-15 on the 14th day of December, 2015, the purpose of the amending by-law is to correct minor technical errors that have since the new comprehensive Zoning By-law was approved by Council in March, 2015.

The link below contains the full notice and complete Zoning By-law 78-15.

Zoning By-law 78-15

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TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Scugog passed By-Law 75-15 to revise the fees and charges for services or activities provided for or done by the Township of Scugog.

See a copy of the Fees and Charges By-Law here or by contacting the the Clerk's Office.


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Broadband (Internet) Survey

We want your input, the Township of Scugog has prepared a survey related to the Broadband (Internet) initiative for Scugog Island.  The link to the survey follows.

Broadband (Internet) Survey

Copies of the survey will also be available at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry).  If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact us at or call 905-985-7346 ext, 116.

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Notice of Complete Applications and Public Information Meeting – Monday, December 7, 2015

The Council of the Township of Scugog and the Region of Durham will hold a joint public information meeting to provide interested parties the opportunity to make comments, identify issues and provide additional information relative to the subject applications submitted by Canterbury Land Development Corporation for the lands know as Former Canterbury Common Golf Course:
– Plan of Subdivision Application – S-S-2015-02
– Scugog Official Plan Amendment Application – SOP/02/2015
– Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Z/07/2015

Please click the link below for complete meeting notice.

Notice of Complete Applications & Public Information Meeting – Canterbury Land Development Corporation

Public Information Meeting Agenda – December 7, 2015


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GTAH Mayors and Regional Chairs Media Release – October 7, 2015

The GTAH Mayors and Chairs call on Federal Party Leaders to address infrastructure deficit.  Following a meeting on Tuesday, October 6th of the Co-Chairs Mayor John Tory and Roger Anderson sent the attached letter to the Federal Party Leaders.

Region of Durham Media Release and Letter – October 7, 2015

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Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) – Public Opinion Survey

Now’s the time to Have Your Say about community safety issues, local policing priorities and the quality of police service in Durham Region.

As part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement, the DRPS is once again reaching out to the public and conducting a wide-ranging public opinion survey.

The DRPS wants to hear from you about issues that affect community safety and the quality of police services. The 49-question survey takes about 10 minutes to complete online. The feedback will be used to help guide operational priorities and support the direction of the next Business Plan.

The 2015 survey is now available online at survey and will be available until December 31, 2015.

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New Sign By-law

The Council of the Township of Scugog has passed a new Sign By-law.  Among other things, new provisions have been included in the by-law relating to Real Estate Signs.  To read about these new provisions, please click the link below.

Sign By-law

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Road Rehabilitation

The Regional Municipality of Durham is proceeding with road rehabilitation on Simcoe Street (Regional Road 2), from 200 metres south of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) bridge to 620 metres north of Coates Road, in the City of Oshawa and the Township of Scugog. The work will consist of intersection improvements, culvert and storm sewer replacement, guide rail replacement, roadway illumination, ditching, asphalt removal and replacement and new pavement markings.

Daily lane restrictions will be required on Simcoe Street and Coates Road to perform the work in a safe and efficient manner; however access to industrial/residential entranceways will be maintained when possible. Motorists should expect delays within the construction limits during the project.

The Region's contractor, Brennan Paving Ltd., will start work the week of Aug. 17 and is expected to complete the work by Nov. 27. Please note that unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

The Region realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers are asked to exercise additional caution for pedestrian and construction worker safety.

For more information: Road Rehabilitation

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The Township has given conditional approval to allow limited site alteration at the Greenbank Airport Site for the purpose of permitting the owner to conduct remediation at the Site to address the contaminated and/or prohibited fill deposited in contravention of the Site Alteration Agreement with the owner and the Site Alteration By-law.  The Township's consultant, Golder Associates Ltd.  has identified prohibited materials and contaminants of concern in the stockpiled fill materials at concentrations that are above the applicable soil criteria. The remediation plan targets 31 separate locations in the stockpile. At one location that is difficult to access, the owner intends to inject amendments into the soil to attempt to degrade the contaminants. At the remaining 30 locations, excavation will be used to remove the soil at each location where contamination was previously found. Excavated soil will be placed in temporary stockpiles and testing of each stockpile will be completed to determine whether it can be either used as backfill or removed from the Site to an appropriate disposal facility. At each of the remediation locations, soil testing will be conducted by a Qualified Person to confirm that all contaminated fill has been removed. The Township has also retained Golder to conduct full monitoring of the remediation activities.  The Township continues to prohibit any new fill from being brought on to the Site and intends to conduct further independent testing to verify that full remediation has been achieved in accordance with the conditional approval given.

For particulars of the conditional approval given the following documents can be accessed:

1.  Conditional Approval Letter from Loopstra Nixon LLP to Miller Thomson LLP dated July 21, 2015

2.   Remediation Plan by D.L.Services Inc. dated June 8, 2015 as clarified on June 29, 2015; and

3.   Comments by Golder Associates Ltd. Dated July 8, 2015.

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