Mumps A Concern In Toronto Bars
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/24/2017 5:07:00 AM.

17 cases of the mumps have now been reported involving people who have recently been to bars in downtown Toronto. Public Health officials are saying that the bars are not the ones responsible for the outbreak, it's the patrons who are exchanging saliva - either from sharing glasses or utensils, cigarettes, or of course, kissing. Mumps can also be spread by speaking in a crowded space for an extended period, or from coughing in close proximity to others.

PC Leader Says Hydro CEO Is Overpaid
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/23/2017 5:02:00 AM.
Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown wants to know why the CEO of Hydro One makes a salary of $4 million dollars. The Opposition Leader put the question to Kathleen Wynne in Question Period, asking the Premier why Ontario's hydro boss makes 10 times more in wages than the head of Hydro Quebec. Treasury Board President Liz Sandals took the question instead, offering assurance that the Liberal government has frozen salaries for public sector executives, and they will remain frozen until the organization submits a compliant framework. 

Seven Rescued At Ski Resort in B.C.
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/22/2017 5:15:00 AM.

Seven people who went missing at a ski resort in B.C. have now all been found alive. The disappearance occurred on Monday at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, when two snowboarders and five skiers all went outside designated areas, venturing into a gully where it was feared that they could end up stranded. Five of them were rescued right away, the other two were located yesterday, and all seven are believed to be in good condition

Lindsay Teen Remembered
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/21/2017 5:06:00 AM.
She's being remembered as a social butterfly, who loved dancing, hip hop, and multi-coloured hair. Family and friends of a 16-year girl from Lindsay spent the weekend mourning, comforting one another, and remembering a life that was lost far too soon. Sarah Lumsden and her boyfriend were snowmobiling on Lake Scugog Thursday night when they fell through the ice. Bystanders were able to rescue the driver from the frigid water; he was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Sarah's body took longer to recover, and she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. A friend of
the girl said her motto was, "Live without regrets, and be free in life."

Trump Unloads
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/17/2017 5:57:00 AM.

It was a press conference like none other. US President Donald Trump denounced his critics in an unhinged media gathering yesterday, complaining that he inherited a mess, and slamming reports that his administration was constantly in touch with Russia as "fake news." Trump said he has never seen more dishonest media than the political media, and he touted his poll numbers and his election victory over Hillary Clinton. The conference lasted an hour and fifteen minutes, and is being described by some as an unprecedented moment in American political history. 

Trump Says No To March Madness Pics
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/16/2017 5:11:00 AM.

The new American President has been busy putting to an end many initiatives of the previous Obama administration, the most recent being Obama's tradition of filling out a March Madness bracket. The NCAA college basketball playoffs are about to begin, and while in office Barack Obama made it a tradition to select his winners and even discuss his pics on ESPN. Donald Trump says he won't be participating in March Madness predictions, respectfully declining the offer to continue the tradition. 

"Who's Joe Trudeau?"
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/15/2017 4:54:00 AM.
That's the question many Canadians rhetorically asked yesterday after Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred to the Canadian Prime Minister's visit to Washington this week. Spicer appeared to be unaware that he had misstated the PM's name, continuing on about the two country's shared commitment to close cooperation in addressing challenges and problems. The Press Secretary has been mocked on social media for his numerous flubs, including a statement earlier in the month where he referred to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as "Malcolm Trumbull." 

Oshawa Mourns Passing Of Former Mayor and Councillor
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/14/2017 5:07:00 AM.
The City of Oshawa is mourning the sudden passing of Nancy Diamond. The Regional and City
Councilor spent more then three decades in public service to the City, being first elected to City Council in 1988. Diamond was Oshawa's Mayor from 1991 to 2003, before returning to Regional and City Council for a second stint in 2010. She was also a longtime community volunteer, and her involvement with numerous clubs earned her the YWCA's Women of Distinction Award. A
condolence book is available for signing at Oshawa's City Hall, and funeral arrangements are expected to be made soon. Flags at City facilities and Durham Regional headquarters have been lowered to half mast.

Weekend Collisions Keep Police Busy
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/13/2017 8:55:00 AM.
It was a collision-filled weekend on our roads in Durham Region and across southern Ontario. Yesterday, over 300 accidents were reported on highways in and around the GTA. Between 15
and 20 centimetres of snow have fallen in many areas, keeping sanders and snowplows out in full force. Numerous crashes were the result of a chain reaction of multiple vehicles spinning out or losing control. Police continue to remind motorists of the importance of allowing plenty of stopping
distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.

Shooting Victim in Oshawa Dies
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/10/2017 6:05:00 AM.
A man in his 20's found in an apartment hallway in Oshawa has died of his injuries. Officers discovered the wounded victim on Wednesday at about 1:30pm after a gunshot was heard
from a building on Quebec Street. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, and eventually succumbed to his injuries. A homicide investigation is now underway; the man's identity has not been released. Anyone with new information about the incident is asked to call Durham Regional CrimeStoppers.

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