Trapped Worker Rescued
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/20/2018 7:16:00 AM.
A worker in Oshawa who was pinned in a trench by heavy machinery was rescued and transported to hospital yesterday. The man was trapped under the basket of a backhoe while working on a water main on Verdun Rd. at around 8am. Firefighters extricated him just over two hours later and performed CPR once he was free. The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident.  

Impaired Suspect With Child In Vehicle Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/19/2018 8:07:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have arrested a 38-year old man from Pefferlaw after he reportedly was caught driving impaired with his seven-year old daughter in the vehicle. The alleged incident occurred on Saturday night at around 7:30 when the suspect left a residence in Cannington and was located in Pefferlaw. He has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and was released on a promise to appear. The young passenger was not injured.

Blistering Heat Wave Warning for Durham Region
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/18/2018 9:01:00 AM.

On the wings of temperatures predicted to be exceeding 30 degrees, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning that covers both yesterday and today for the Durham region. With the humidex, highs are expected to feel like up to almost 40 degrees today, before we mercifully get a cold front to move in over Southern Ontario this evening to end the heat wave. Of course, take all the natural precautions – drink plenty of liquids, especially water, cool down whenever possible by either going inside or taking a cold shower or bath, and use shade where available.


Alleged Assault And Robbery Suspect Located
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/15/2018 8:03:00 AM.
A 33-year old man from Clarington has been located after an alleged assault and robbery on a taxi driver in Oshawa on Wednesday night. David White faces robbery and breach of probation charges; he was tracked down with the assistance of Air 1, a canine team, and officers on the ground in the area of Simcoe St. and Thomas St. Police say White fled on foot and was found hiding in a backyard shed. He was released on a promise to appear. 

Smoke Alarms Reminder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/14/2018 8:06:00 AM.
Since January 1st this year 45 fire deaths have been reported in Ontario. Fire departments across the province say these deaths were preventable. Colin Clarke, Captain of the Uxbridge Fire Department, says people have to make sure their smoke alarms are working. He says many homeowners are mistaken when they think that smoke alarms that are wired into their homes last forever. Clarke says they need to be replaced. Provincial fines can be levied if smoke alarms are not in proper operating order. He says you should call the fire department if you have any questions, or are worried about a landlord who is ignoring requests to keep alarms in working order.   

Trump's Tariffs To Have Local Impact
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/13/2018 7:38:00 AM.
Donald Trump's tariff threats following last weekend's G7 Summit in Quebec have area farmers on alert. Canada's dairy marketing system protects farmers with a 270% tariff. Due to the difference in size of farms in the U.S. and Canada the system protects the livelihood of farmers here. Mike Manjuris, Chair of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University, says there is more to the tariffs then just protecting the farmer; its protecting our way of life. Manjuris says Trump's strategy is a political one as he looks to shore up votes in Wisconsin where dairy farmers are affected by the tariffs. You can hear Mike Manjuris every Tuesday around 8:30 on the Morning Den.

Air 1 Nabs Impaired Speeder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/12/2018 8:08:00 AM.
Police say a 33-year old man is facing impaired driving charges after his vehicle was spotted travelling at a high rate of speed in Sunderland last week. The discovery was made with the assistance of Air 1, which relayed the position and speed of the suspect vehicle to officers who were able to safely stop the driver and take him into custody. Police say at that one point the vehicle was travelling on Highway 12 in excess of 150 km/h. Michael Bursey of Newfoundland was charged with impaired operation and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and released on a promise to appear. 

Alleged Scissor Stabbing In Whitby
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/11/2018 7:16:00 AM.
A man has been charged after allegedly stabbing his roommate in the hand with a pair of scissors. Police responded to the call from a multi-unit home on Brock St. just before midnight on Saturday. A 42-year old victim was found with injuries to his hand. The suspect, a 30-year old man from Whitby, has been charged with assault and breach of recognizance.

Tories Take Ontario
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/8/2018 7:32:00 AM.
A sea of blue swept Ontario last night, and the Progressive Conservatives and their newly-elected leader, Doug Ford, cruised to a majority win in the Provincial Election. In Durham Region, the PC's won every riding except Oshawa, which went to the NDP's Jennifer French. Pickering-Uxbridge's Peter Bethlenfalvy won 42% of votes casts, giving him a decisive win over NDP candidate Nerissa Carino who finished with 32%.

Shooting Victim Identified
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/7/2018 7:16:00 AM.
A 24-year old man who was shot in Oshawa yesterday morning has been identified by Durham Regional Police. Kyle David Baker was struck by gunfire and killed shortly after 2am in the area of Bloor St. W. and Ritson Rd. Officers performed CPR after arriving but Baker succumbed to his injuries. The area was cordoned off as homicide investigators searched for clues; they are asking anyone who had contact with Baker in the days or hours leading up to his death to come forward. A post-mortem has been scheduled; Baker is Durham's eighth homicide victim so far in 2018. 

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