Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/23/2018 7:18:00 AM.
The Alzheimer's Society of Durham Region is reminding residents in the Uxbridge area they don't have to drive south for services. There is a monthly support group in Uxbridge at Trinity United Church on the last Tuesday of every month, and they have also opened an office at the Township Offices. The Society is hoping to get the message across that many people live with dementia for many productive years, and people shouldn't turn away from friends and family with a diagnosis.  

Body Found in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/22/2018 6:09:00 AM.
OPP say a body was found at the Pickering waterfront yesterday morning. The discovery was made by a passerby at around 8am between West Shore Blvd. and Liverpool Rd. A coroner was called in to the scene, and the body has been taken to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto. Police have confirmed the body is that of a male, and it had been in the water for some time. They do not believe it was Whitby senior James Pearson, who has been missing since January 13.

Durham Region Hoping For Amazon Sites
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/19/2018 7:15:00 AM.
Amazon announced the Toronto region as a finalist for their second corporate headquarters, making it the only Canadian city on the top 20. The Toronto Global bid includes two sites in Durham Region. The bid included proposed sites in the Carruthers Creek Business Area in the Town of Ajax and the Pickering Innovation Corridor. Both locations are appropriately zoned and serviced, and available to accommodate Amazon’s requirements. More details on the Durham Region component of the bid is available on the Region’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal website, at

Stabbing at High School in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/18/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A 16-year old female was arrested yesterday in connection with a stabbing at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering. The incident took place at around 1:15pm. Two victims suffered injuries; a 16-year old who was found near the front entrance with stab wounds, and a female staff member who tried to intervene. Both victims were taken to hospital. Charges are pending; investigators are asking any witnesses who were at the scene during the stabbing to come forward.

Final Budget Meeting Next Week In Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/17/2018 7:34:00 AM.
Uxbridge Town Council will host its last budget meeting on January 23rd at 1 PM in the council chambers. Budget review meetings previously scheduled for January 16th and 18th have been cancelled. Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy says a lot of work has gone in to keep costs down for taxpayers. On the 23rd council will look at a so called "wish list" of 40 items for expenditures that are outside of the regular budget of running the town. These are projects brought forward by residents or organizations throughout the year that are above and beyond the status quo. The Deputy Mayor says the goal is to stay as close as possible to the cost of living with the budget, but they do try to balance requests for projects within the community. The public is welcome to attend the January 23rd meeting.

Car Thief Arrested in Scugog
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/16/2018 7:17:00 AM.
A man has been charged after stealing three vehicles on the same day and was spotted by citizens in Scugog. Last Thursday at around 6:45 a.m., citizens called police to report a suspected impaired driver in the area of Highway 12 and Cragg Road. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and it was determined that the vehicle involved was stolen from an address in Scugog. The driver was arrested without incident. Further investigation revealed the suspect was responsible for a break, enter and theft to a residence in the Thickson Road and Dryden Boulevard area of Whitby that occurred that same morning. A vehicle was also stolen at this time. The suspect crashed this vehicle in the area of Highway 12 and Scugog Line 14 in Sunderland and obtained another vehicle that was left unoccupied but warming up nearby. The suspect then crashed this vehicle nearby and again stole the third vehicle nearby, which was the one he was located in.

Sears Stores Close For Good
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/15/2018 7:18:00 AM.
Sears is officially closed in Canada. The last remaining locations across the country shut their doors for good at the close of business yesterday, with some stores offering merchandise at up to 95% off during the final hours. Liquidation began at the company's 130 stores back in October, including locations in Oshawa and Pickering. The struggling department store chain had been in business since 1953. 

Teenage Stabbing Victim Dies
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/12/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A 17-year old man has been pronounced dead after a stabbing in Oshawa. The incident occurred yesterday at around 3pm in the area of Harmony and Taunton roads. Witnesses say the victim was attacked after a verbal altercation with two teenagers. He was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. A 16-year old suspect who fled the scene was arrested at a nearby residence a short time later. Investigators say charges are pending, and the incident is being treated as the first Durham Region homicide in 2018. No charges have been proven in court. 

Producers To Pay For Blue Box Collections
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/11/2018 7:13:00 AM.
Changes are coming for the way blue box items are collected. Jack Ballinger, Uxbridge's representative on Durham Region Council, says the Region of Durham is waiting for more word from the Province on how its Waste Free Ontario Act will effect blue box pick-up. The Act among other things shifts the cost of the Blue Box program from municipal taxpayers to producers. Councilor Ballinger says that leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The Region is also currently doing a cost analysis of producing gas for vehicles and power using food waste similar to systems that are in place in Europe.

Former Whitby Mayor Marcel Brunelle Passes Away At 75
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/10/2018 7:51:00 AM.

The city of Whitby will have their flags flying at half-mast for the remainder of the week following the death of their former mayor Marcel Brunelle.

Brunelle spent 24 years on council, including nine as mayor, and died this past weekend at age 75 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The former Boy Scout leader was a long time Whitby resident, and ran as recently as 2011 before retiring from his political career to battle the disease,

Visitation will be held tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby and Friday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre. St. E., Oshawa.

The funeral will follow at the same location at 1 p.m.


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