Heavy Rain Hits Durham Region
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/26/2017 6:11:00 AM.
Yesterday's downpours caused some serious flooding in homes and on highways across our area. Brock St. S. and Water St. in Whitby were both closed yesterday due to high level concerns. In Oshawa, the City has closed Simcoe St. S. south of Lakeview Park Av. Beach parking and the pier are also closed at Lakeview, along with all baseball diamonds and natural turf fields. Residents are reminded to check neighbourhood storm sewer grates to clear away leaves and other debris that could be contributing to flooding. 

Police Looking For Unsafe Driving
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/25/2017 6:14:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police Services have released the results of a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign coinciding with Canada Road Safety Week, a national initiative aimed at keeping Canada's roads the safest in the world. Emphasis is targeted at the four big killers; impaired driving, failure to wear seat belts, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. More than 1300 tickets were issued in Durham Region as a result of the campaign, including 785 speeding infractions. The initiative is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Transport Canada. 

Impaired Driving Incidents Widespread Across Durham
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/24/2017 6:12:00 AM.
A blitz by Durham Regional Police resulted in eight impaired driving charges being laid in just a 12-hour span; three of them were involved in collisions. The charges were laid in Scugog Township, Clarington, Pickering, Ajax, and Oshawa. Police are reminding citizens to call 9-1-1 if they see any intoxicated person get behind the wheel.  

Suicide Explosion Rocks Manchester
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/23/2017 6:11:00 AM.
The death toll in England has reached 22, and at least 59 are injured following a suicide attack last night in Manchester. The blast happened just after 8:30 local time near the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Authorities are saying the lone male attacker detonated an improvised explosive device, killing himself in the blast. The explosion occurred outside the building near the entrance to a nearby train station. Many of the victims were children and teenage girls. Grande, herself just 23 years old, has cancelled the rest of her European tour.   

Tourist Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Times Square
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/19/2017 8:16:00 AM.
One person is dead, 22 others have been injured after a car rammed into pedestrians in New York's Times Square. The incident took place yesterday shortly before noon. The driver, a US Navy veteran named Richard Rojas, was arrested at the scene and breathalyzed. Law enforcement officials say he told police he heard voices, and had prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. New York City mayor Bill De Blasio said there was no indication that this was an act of terrorism. The woman who was killed was an 18-year old visiting from Michigan; her 13-year old sister was among those injured.

Police And Nurses Join Force
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/18/2017 6:10:00 AM.
A new partnership between Durham Regional Police Services and Lakeridge Health is being developed to address ongoing concerns over the increase in suicide across the region. According to recent numbers, cases are up 43% compared to a year ago, covering a wide age span from teenagers to seniors. A team of specially-trained nurses and police officers will be collaborating together as part of the new initiative. So far this year, Durham Police say they have fielded more than 1,000 calls related to suicide attempts. 

Costly Joyride For Whitby Man
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/17/2017 7:15:00 AM.
A 32-year old Whitby man faces charges after stealing a TTC bus in Toronto and going on a joyride. The call came in to Durham Regional Police from his brother at around 4:30 yesterday morning; the abandoned bus was found near the man's home about 45 minutes later. There were no injuries or damages to the bus. He was released on a promise to appear. 

Customer Information Hacked From Bell
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/16/2017 7:13:00 AM.
Bell is the latest victim of information theft from an anonymous hacker. The company is apologizing to customers after close to two million email addresses and 1700 names and phone numbers were stolen from their database. The RCMP are working with Bell to investigate the breach. A statement was issued from Bell saying there is no indication that any financial, password, or otherwise sensitive information was accessed.

Alleged Driveway Assault In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/15/2017 7:58:00 AM.
Police are investigating an alleged incident last week in Oshawa where a man was reportedly attacked by two unknown suspects in his driveway. Police say it happened just after 9:30 on Thursday night, when a 37-year old man pulled into his driveway on Downview Crescent, and sat inside his pickup truck for a few minutes using his phone. As he got out, it is believed he was physically assaulted by the two men who approached him from behind. They fled in a nearby vehicle, and the man was treated for injuries in hospital. 

Immediate Hydro Relief Coming
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/12/2017 6:12:00 AM.
New legislation was tabled yesterday by the Provincial Liberal Government that will see hydro bills lowered for the next ten years. Under the plan, time-of-use rates will drop, costs for low-income and rural support programs will be lifted, and new social programs will be introduced. A new entity overseen by Ontario Power Generation will take on debt to pay the difference between above-market rates paid to producers and charges to customers. The Government says the cost of paying back that debt with interest will be up to $28 billion dollars. 

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