Earth Day Live 2021

International Earth Day:  Restore our Earth™

On April 22, join over 1 billion participants around the world and take action.  Global activists, international leaders and influencers come together for the second-annual Earth Day Live.

York Region Vaccine Update

New COVID-19 Vaccination appointments available for all York Region residents 60 years of age or older and those 35 years of age and older in five high priority areas (L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J, L3S). Bookings for these and all previously eligible groups open Tuesday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m.  See York Region website for details.

Vaccines for those 40+

Starting April 20, 2021, select pharmacies across the province are booking appointments for AstraZeneca vaccines for eligible people ages 40 or older in 2021.

Find a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment.

Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

Effective April 17, the Province implements stronger enforcement, new travel restrictions and public health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Read details here.

New Vaccine Appointments Available Tomorrow

Effective Friday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m., York Region is releasing a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments to eligible residents.  See details here.

Digital Eye Strain

Ziena-20-20-20-Blog_1600xComputer Vision Syndrome, or Digital Eye Strain,  describes a group of eye and vision related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use.

Read tips on preventing or reducing vision problems associated with CVS here.

Free Online Courses

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations around the world to offer a huge variety of online courses for anyone to take, for free!   See the list of over 1,500 free courses here.

Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order

A province-wide declaration of emergency and a stay-at-home order are in effect as of April 8 at 12:01 a.m. See the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions.

Vaccines for those 45-59 in High Priority Communities

York Region is now offering vaccines to 45-59 year olds in High Priority Communities – defined as geographical locations with historic and ongoing high rates of death, hospitalization and transmission of COVID-19.

Individuals born between 1976 and 1962 who currently live at an address with one of the following high priority postal codes:  L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J or L3S, can book a vaccine.  See the York Region website for details.

Considering a New Pet?

dogDogs, cats, birds, bunnies… So many wonderful and deserving homeless animals are at your local shelter awaiting their “Forever Home”.

If you’re considering a new pet, now or in the future, be sure to join OSPCA: Considering Pet Adoption (presented by Markham Public Library) Wed April 7th from 3-4pm.  Find out how to adopt and decide which pet is right for you.