Beach Advisories For The Weekend
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/18/2017 8:19:00 AM.
Three beaches in Durham Region have warnings posted for elevated bacteria levels; Beaverton Beach North and South, Lakeview Beach East, and Kinsmen Beach, which also has elevated e.coli levels and the potential presence of blue-green algae. Lakeview Beach West was not tested for safety reasons due to high water levels in Lake Ontario. The Health Department is also reminding the public not to swim in beach water for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to runoff.

Speeder Nabbed Doing Double The Limit
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/17/2017 8:04:00 AM.
A visitor from the US had his rental car impounded after breaking the 200 km/h mark on Highway 401 in Whitby. The 26-year old driver from Brooklyn, NY was charged with stunt driving and careless driving after being clocked at 201 km/h. The Cadillac has been seized for seven days.

Confederate Statue Toppled
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/16/2017 7:41:00 AM.
In North Carolina, protesters are facing felony charges after a confederate statue was toppled in front of a government building yesterday. Law enforcement officers recorded video but did not intervene as activists took out a ladder, attached a rope, and pulled a bronze statue of a confederate soldier from it's pedestal. The monument, dedicated in 1924, was taken to a warehouse for storage.

Robbery in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/15/2017 7:17:00 AM.
Three men were arrested yesterday following a street-level robbery in Oshawa. It happened just after 2am at a plaza at Rossland Rd. and Wilson Rd. when male victim arranged to meet the seller of a video game system. As the transaction was made, two other men approached the victim and produced a knife; they then demanded cash and fled the area. CrimeStoppers is asking anyone with information to call police.

Body Found In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/14/2017 8:04:00 AM.
The body of a man was found on a bike path in Oshawa on Saturday morning. Police were called to trail near Simcoe St. N. and Beatrice St. when a passerby made the discovery at about 6:30am. The man appeared to be in his 20's, and while there were no signs of trauma, the cause of his death remains unknown.

Water Restrictions Ahead In Scugog
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/11/2017 5:58:00 AM.
The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents of mandatory water restrictions that will be coming into effect starting September 5th in Port Perry. Staff will be performing maintenance work on the water tower until mid-November, and the restrictions will apply to all non-residential outdoor water use, ensuring that adequate water levels remain to deal with potential emergencies. Residents and businesses will be asked to refrain from lawn watering, cleaning driveways and decks, and washing cars during this time.  

Camp To Be Built For Asylum Seekers
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/10/2017 5:54:00 AM.
A surge of asylum seekers crossing the Canada-US border in Quebec has prompted the Canadian military to build a camp with tents that will accommodate up to 500 people. The Armed Forces confirmed in a statement yesterday that the shelters will be equipped with floors, lighting, and heating. The camp will be situated on a converted, private campsite near a Canada Border Services Agency processing centre. A spokesperson said that there are currently 700 people waiting to be processed who have crossed at that location alone.

Dead Animals Found In Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/9/2017 5:56:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are investigating reports of a number of decapitated animals found in Pickering. The remains of a goat and several chickens were spotted late Monday night by passersby near Beachpoint Promenade at West Shore Boulevard. Police say animal services were contacted after the dead livestock were found. So far there are no leads as to who left the animals there or why. Authorities say the discovery is being treated as suspicious.

Cyclist Succumbs To Her Injuries
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/8/2017 8:08:00 AM.
A 26-year old cyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Oshawa has succumbed to her injuries. Emily Shields was riding in the area of Adelaide Av. and Blackthorn St. on Friday morning when she was hit by a black Ford Crown Victoria sedan. The 32-year old driver remained on scene. Shields was air-lifted to a trauma centre in Toronto and put on life support. She was pronounced dead later in the day. Police are looking for details about a second vehicle which may have been directly or indirectly involved in the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Region Traffic Services Branch.   

Deadly Crash in Port Hope
Posted by Samantha Casais on 8/4/2017 7:39:00 AM.
A deadly, overnight crash in Port Hope resulted in a fire that engulfed three vehicles and killed two people last night. The incident occurred at around 10:15pm just east of the County Rd. 28 exit, when a transport truck rammed into two vehicles. The collision resulted in a full closure of the 401 eastbound and westbound lanes overnight between Toronto Rd. and Burnham St. in Cobourg. The OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigators were on scene through the early hours of the morning. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

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