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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Crash Victim Identified
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/20/2017 8:36:00 AM.

The pedestrian who died after being struck by a bus early Thursday in Whitby has been identified as a man from Toronto.

The Brock Street South overpass over Hwy. 401 was closed for several hours following the incident that occurred around 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning.

Police said a pedestrian who was in the middle of the street was struck by a northbound Durham Transit bus, then struck a second time by a southbound Pontiac Vibe.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died en route.

The identity of the 54-year-old man is being withheld by police. Witnesses are asked to call police.

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Uxbridge woman charged in marijuana raid
Posted by Samantha Casais on 9/26/2016 8:05:00 AM.

An Uxbridge woman is among five people facing charges after the discovery of a large marijuana grow operation by police.

The OPP seized more than 1,000 plants during the execution of a number of search warrants near the Kawartha Lakes community of Kinmount last week.

According to police, a .22 calibre rifle and a crossbow were also seized, in addition to marijuana production equipment.

39 year old Mary Ann Farnell has been charged along with 4 other people with production of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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Woman Stabbed in Oshawa Park
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/16/2016 8:44:00 AM.

A woman was rushed to hospital with a stab wound after an altercation yesterday afternoon in Oshawa’s Memorial Park.

The suspect is believed to be a white man in his 30s. A witness said the victim, believed to also be in her 30s, was stabbed in the leg.

A suspect remained at large following the incident, shortly before 4 p.m.

People at the scene said the woman was acting aggressively toward the man, who repeatedly told her to leave him alone. Witnesses said the encounter escalated after the man was struck in the head with a bottle.

People familiar with the neighbourhood said the woman has gained a reputation for being confrontational, and that this could possibly be a domestic incident.

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17 Year Old Faces Attempted Murder Charges
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/15/2016 8:35:00 AM.

A 17-year-old boy from Hamilton is facing several charges, including attempted murder, after a botched robbery at a Brampton pizza shop last night sent an employee to hospital with a gunshot wound.

Peel Regional Police were called to a business in the area of Wexford Road and Hurontario Street around 11:30 p.m. last night and found a 24-year-old Brampton man, an employee of the business, in the store with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Peel police didn’t release the name of the business but reports from the scene indicate it was a Domino’s Pizza.

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Durham Police searching for teen that has been missing since June 30th
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/13/2016 8:11:00 AM.

Durham police are reaching out to the public in search of a 14-year-old girl reported missing from Ajax two weeks ago.

Isabella Ingram was reported missing June 30 and has gone missing before, but has not gone this length of time without checking in and there is concern for her well-being according to police.

Originally from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Isabella also frequents Hamilton. She’s black, about five feet six and 175 pounds, with red curly hair.

She was last seen in the Harwood Avenue and Bayly Street area of Ajax at about 10 p.m. June 30.

The public is urged to contact police at 905-579-1520, extension 2530 if you have any information.

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Drunk Driver Found Passed Out in Police Station Parking Lot Over Weekend
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/12/2016 9:02:00 AM.

This past weekend 15 drivers were arrested between Friday, July 8 through Sunday July 10, for impaired driving offences.

None were as peculiar as an incident on July 9, shortly after 7 p.m., when an officer was walking through the parking lot at the York Regional Police 5 District, when he noticed a man sleeping in the driver’s seat of a Toyota Sienna van.

As he approached the van to check on the man’s well-being, the officer immediately noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from inside the van as well as an open case of beer.

The 34-year-old male driver from Toronto has been charged with one count of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle – Care and Control and his driver’s licence was suspended.

York police continue to urge citizens to report impaired drivers by calling 911 as part of its Safe Roads... Your Call program.

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New Developments in Henderson Murder Case
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/25/2016 8:41:00 AM.

The murder trial for Cole James Henderson continued yesterday as police investigators were brought to the stand to testify in the case.

Jurors have learned Durham police suspected the victim Richard Morrison’s brutal killing, which occurred during the early morning hours of Feb. 28, 2014, may have been connected to the theft of drugs and money from the home of the accused.

Mr. Henderson agreed to speak to police on the evening of Feb. 28, 2014 and acknowledged being familiar with Mr. Morrison, according to a video of the statement shown in court, but neglected to mention the break-in, which occurred just days before Mr. Morrison’s death.

The trial continues in Oshawa before Superior Court Justice Laura Bird and a jury.

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Uxbridge Author Wins Award
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/26/2015 2:16:00 PM.
An Uxbrigde author was recently named the winner of the Lane Anderson Award for science writing. His book, your water footprint: the shocking facts behind our thirst for earth’s most precious resource. Author Stephen Leahy explained: “There’s a lack of awareness and it’s something we need to address because it’s a reality, even electricity takes water, there’s nothing in the world we can make without water,” he said.” The Lane Anderson award is a $10,000 cash price
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