War Memorial Struck By Vehicle
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/28/2017 8:36:00 AM.
Police have laid impaired driving charges against a motorist after his car crashed into a war monument in Ajax last week. The 20-year old man from Pickering also faces two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Police say several cement plaques were also struck as the vehicle careened into the monument at Veteran's Point Garden off Harwood Avenue, and it is alleged that the driver was fleeing the scene of an earlier collision. 

Curbside Collection Reminder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/22/2017 8:13:00 AM.
As a result of the holidays, blue box, green bin, and garbage collection will be shifted by one day next week in Durham Region. In Oshawa and Whitby, blue box collection will be shifted by a day the following week as well to accommodate New Years Day. The full waste collection schedule for your area can be found online at www.durham.ca/waste

Investigation Into Death in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/21/2017 8:43:00 AM.
The investigation continues into the sudden death of a man in Oshawa. His body was found at 566 Simcoe St. S. near the 401 on Sunday. The forensics unit was on scene earlier in the week, and investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Authorities are hoping postmortem results will shed light on the circumstances surrounding his death. His name and age have not been released. 

Deputy Mayor Appointed in Clarington
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/20/2017 7:18:00 AM.
Council has appointed Regional Councillor Joe Neal to the Deputy Mayor post in Clarington. Neal was the only nominee for the position. The role is normally served by either of the two Regional Councillors, and the four-year term is often split between both members. 

Healthy Workplace Honours Awarded
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/19/2017 8:44:00 AM.
Twelve local-area workplaces have been awarded 2017 Healthy Workplace honours by the Durham Regional Health Department; they include the Durham District Catholic School Board, the Municipality of Clarington, and Markham-Stouffville Hospital's Uxbridge site. The awards are presented to participating workplaces that plan health-related activities throughout the year to help employees learn more about how to make healthy choices.

Deer Crossing Causing Collision
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/18/2017 8:08:00 AM.

A trio of deer crossing the road ended up causing a major collision in Uxbridge. Late Saturday night, Durham police say a vehicle stopped for the deer on Highway 7A near Goodwood Road and Higgins Lane. This caused another vehicle to slam into the back of the stopped vehicle and flip, eventually landing on its roof on the guardrail. Nobody was seriously injured, though the driver of the vehicle that flipped was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Ornge helicopters were called to the scene, but didn’t end up transporting anyone. Police are reminding you to be mindful of wildlife when driving on country roads.

Money Available For Fraud Victims
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/15/2017 6:12:00 AM.
The Durham Regional Police Services Fraud Unit has been receiving numerous inquiries from victims of fraud who have received letters advising them of a settlement between Western Union and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Recent settlement with the Western Union Company resulted in a refund program which entitles victims who utilized Western Union to pay fraudsters of lottery and prizes, family emergencies, advance-fee loans, online dating and other scams, with compensation. The Fraud Unit confirms this is a legitimate settlement and an opportunity for local fraud victims to get compensation. You can get more details by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online, or by calling DRPS.

Free Transit on New Years Eve
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/14/2017 8:38:00 AM.
In an effort to encourage festive party-goers not to drink and drive, the The Durham Region Police Services Board will once again sponsor free transit rides on New Year’s Eve. Like last year, the Board will invest $5,000 to permit free transit rides on Durham Transit anywhere in Durham Region as of 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2017. It is hoped that the free service will encourage more party-goers to use it.

More Money For Animal Shelter
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/13/2017 7:10:00 AM.
It's a big week in the move toward building a new animal shelter for Uxbridge and Scugog. The fundraising organization for the new facility officially handed over a cheque for $650,000 to Uxbridge Town Council. Mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor says a shovel will go into the ground to build the facility in 2018, although the final drawings still have to be made. The Mayor says there has been some confusion surrounding the fundraising group's future. She says it was always in the plans for the building to be a municipally-run facility.

Thieves Nabbed in Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/12/2017 7:19:00 AM.
Two men have been arrested and numerous stolen items were recovered after Durham Regional Police conducted a search warrant in Uxbridge. The suspects were investigated on Sunday afternoon just before 1pm at a traffic stop on Reach Street in Port Perry. Officers were responding to reports of a stolen vehicle, and found two stolen trailers at a location on Scugog Line 12. A small quantity of drugs and other stolen items were also seized. 27-year old Adam Stoppa of Beaverton and 50-year old Darcy Pahl of Uxbridge face several charges. Both men were released on a promise to appear. 

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