Suspect Wanted In Ajax Shooting
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/20/2018 7:09:00 AM.
Police are on the lookout for a suspect after a man was shot in the leg in Ajax on Saturday night. It happened on Ivers Court, near Westney Rd. N. and Rossland Rd. W. There was no word on what may have led to the shooting, and no description of the suspect. The Durham Regional Police K-9 Unit was brought in to help search, but no arrests were made. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Life Sentence For Convicted Killer
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/16/2018 7:12:00 AM.
A sentencing hearing was held yesterday where convicted murderer Graham MacDonald was issued a life sentence for the 2014 killing of Pickering woman Carmela Knight. The 31-year old killer was found guilty of first-degree murder on February 8, along with capacity to commit murder and arson. MacDonald provided two separate confessions in which he outlined details of the killing that could only have been known by the suspect. Prosecutors said MacDonald had conspired with Knight's estranged husband to commit the killing after being promised $100,000 and a job in Florida. 

New Buses For Durham
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/15/2018 8:36:00 AM.

Regional Council has passed Durham Region Transit’s budget for 2018. Highlights include nearly 11,000 hours of increased service, the purchase of new buses including four new growth buses, and a revamped website as a part of improved customer communications. For the first time in four years DRT’s fleet will grow by four new conventional buses; this is in addition to 16 replacement buses and four replacement specialized services vans. DRT says the new vehicle purchases will keep the network running safely, efficiently, and reliably for years to come.

Culvert Replacement A Go
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/14/2018 7:16:00 AM.
Plans continue for Uxbridge's "Big Dig," the replacement of the underground culvert through the downtown core this summer. Councilor Fred Bryan says everything is on schedule in the planning stages, and in the coming weeks the public will be invited to a meeting to get the latest information. Plans call for the initial construction phase to begin on the lower half of Brock Street in the late spring.

Strong Credit Rating For Durham
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/13/2018 7:15:00 AM.

The Regional Municipality of Durham has maintained its Triple A credit rating with Moody’s Investors Service of New York. The Region is currently one of only eight Canadian municipalities to have been awarded the Triple A rating by this agency. Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson says the Triple A rating from Moody’s supports Durham’s solid reputation as a leader in fiscal responsibility and integrity, attributing it to Regional Council’s commitment to strong financial management policy and planning practices. According to Moody’s, Durham Region benefits from a number of credit strengths, including an established and sustained track record of strong financial results from prudent financial management that are supported by comprehensive, transparent and long term financial planning and reporting.

Injured Man In Oshawa Airlifted To Hospital
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/12/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A 25-year old man was found in Oshawa with upper-body trauma early yesterday morning. He was spotted by a passerby at around 1am near Celina St. and King St. Emergency crews airlifted him to a Toronto hospital after assessing his injuries. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

Fire Department To Get New Tanker
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/9/2018 7:08:00 AM.
Uxbridge will soon have a new fire truck on the roads. The Township has given the green light to the purchase of a new tanker. Councilor Dave Barton says the tanker will help in rural areas where there isn't water available through hydrants. It's the second recent purchase for the Fire Department. The tankers will be especially vital as the weather gets warmer and grass fires are a threat.

Dramatic Helicopter Pursuit
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/8/2018 8:41:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have released video of a high-speed chase that happened on January 27. It began when police received a call from a woman claiming her vehicle was being chased by a man she knew, saying he was trying to ram her car near Rossland Rd. and Stevenson Rd. in Oshawa. The suspect took off when he saw police, driving 230 km/h at one point. Durham Regional Police's chopper Air 1 followed the vehicle for 154 kms as it drove north towards Peterborough, making it the longest helicopter pursuit in Ontario's history. The driver was arrested after hitting a spike belt and fleeing on foot. He was caught trying to get rid of evidence. 

Housing Prices Expected to Cool in Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/7/2018 7:15:00 AM.
It's been a rough time for the stock market over recent days. Mike Manjuris, Chair of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University, is a regular contributor to the Morning Den on 105.5 Hits FM. He says inflation concerns are making the markets shaky. One area where prices are expected to drop is the housing market. Interest rates are expected to jump up at least twice this year in Canada, and he says Uxbridge will likely follow Toronto's lead in a further softening on housing prices. Manjuris says a key inflationary concern is the price of gas. It went up 19% in November and 12% in December. He says energy prices ultimately affect everything.

Local Snowmobile Star to Compete In Lindsay
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/6/2018 7:18:00 AM.
It's been a promising year so far on the snowmobile for a local athlete. Mia Meek is in 2nd place in the girls transition category on the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association Circuit. Transition refers to the limiter placed on the throttle to reduce the horsepower on the snow machines because they are the same size as the ones adults drive. Sponsored by Uxbridge Motorsports, Meek Electric, and Kelly Meek of Main Street Realty, the 13-year old is getting set to race again at the Lindsay Fair Grounds in two weeks. The Family Day weekend event will also see her race in the boys transition category. She's currently ranked 12th, and says she'd like to make it to the X-Games someday.

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