NDP Block Legislation to End College Strike
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/17/2017 7:16:00 AM.
Ontario's New Democrats made a move yesterday to block the Liberals introduction of back-to-work legislation that would end the Ontario College Faculty Strike. This means it could take well into next week or longer to get nearly 500,000 affected students back in classrooms. The Government attempted to introduce the legislation yesterday after union members rejected the latest offer by an overwhelming 87% in a forced vote. The NDP say they support the right of college staff to reach a negotiated settlement. Deputy Premier Deb Matthews suggested that it may take a rare weekend sitting of the Legislature to get the bill passed. The Progressive Conservatives are expected to support the legislation's passage.

Armed Robbery Investigation Leads to Charges
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/16/2017 8:14:00 AM.
A 26-year old man from Pickering is facing numerous charges in relation to an investigation at a hotel in Oshawa. On Saturday morning just before 3am, officers arrested the man while investigating an armed robbery on Bloor St. W. The suspect was in possession of a loaded handgun, and it was also discovered that he was connected to a female escort working at this location. In addition to the firearm violations, Anthony Daley-Williams was charged with advertising sexual service and assault. None of the allegations have been proven in court; he was held for a bail hearing. 

Large Donation Coming to Food Bank
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/15/2017 8:09:00 AM.
A big boost is on the way for the Loaves and Fishes food bank in Uxbridge. Councillor Pam Beach, who was part of the Farms to Trains fundraiser on the York-Durham Heritage Railway this fall, will present a $10,000 cheque to the food bank on Thursday. Councillor Beach told The Morning Den that while it is a lot of money, it falls short of eradicating the hunger problem completely. The food bank serves about 100 families every month. 

Shooting in Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/14/2017 8:36:00 AM.
Several shots were fired into a residence in Ajax early yesterday morning. Police were called to a home on Oswell Drive around 1:20am. There were no injuries, but authorities say bullets went inside the home and several people were there at the time. A vehicle was also damaged by gunfire in the area of Salem and Taunton Roads. An investigation is underway.

Elderly Women Perishes in Blaze
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/13/2017 7:17:00 AM.
A house fire in Ajax claimed the life of an elderly woman on Sunday morning. The blaze broke out just after 1am on Abraham Court in the area of Rossland St. E. and Audley Rd. Durham Regional Police confirmed that there were other occupants inside the house at the time, but no one else was injured. The Ontario Fire Marshall's Office has begun an investigation. The cause of the fire remains unknown. 

Torso Identified as Oshawa Teen
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/10/2017 7:15:00 AM.
A human torso found in Lake Ontario has been identified as a missing teen from Oshawa. 18-year old Rory Hache disappeared on August 29, and her family grew concerned after losing communication with the teen. Part of her body was found on September 11 by a fisherman near the Oshawa Harbour. The initial investigation revealed that her body showed signs of trauma. The post-mortem was inconclusive in determining the cause of death.

Alleged Lottery Ticket Theft in Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/9/2017 7:22:00 AM.
A police chase in Ajax resulted in charges for a 31-year old woman on Tuesday. At around 1:15am, units responded to a reported theft in the area of Westney Rd. and Kingston Rd. where the suspect had allegedly stolen numerous lottery tickets from a gas station and drove off. She initially refused to stop her vehicle when approached by police, and was arrested after a short pursuit. Karen Shaw is charged with theft under $5000, flight from police, and possession of property obtained by crime. She was held for a bail hearing.

Forced Vote Ahead For Striking College Faculty
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/8/2017 8:16:00 AM.
Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 community colleges will be forced to vote in a final offer from the Employer Council. It will be conducted via a supervised ballot from the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The Employer Council has also asked that the strike be suspended while the vote is organized, a process that could take up to ten days. OPSEU officials are saying that picket lines will be staying up. The strike is now into it's 4th week. 

Serious Crash in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/7/2017 6:58:00 AM.
A woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after a five-vehicle pileup in Oshawa yesterday morning. The collision involved a dump truck and four other vehicles, and occurred at around 8:20 in the area of Harmony Rd. and Tennyson Av. north of the 401. A baby strapped into a car seat was also taken to hospital for treatment but is expected to be in good condition. A collision reconstruction was conducted while Harmony Rd. was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

College Faculty Strike Into Week Four
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/6/2017 8:11:00 AM.
Talks have resumed between the College Employer Council and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, as the strike by about 12,000 college faculty across Ontario heads into it's fourth week. The union has raised concerns over issues involving fairness and job security for contract faculty, more academic freedom, and a better ratio of contract to full-time faculty. Durham College has confirmed that there will be no extensions into holiday time once the strike is over, but an extension of the semester remains possible.

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