Oshawa Speeder Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/5/2017 6:56:00 AM.
An Oshawa driver is facing numerous charges after travelling 85 km/h over the speed limit on Wednesday morning. The 22-year old was stopped by police on King Street at around 6:30pm where he was clocked doing 135 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. He's charged with five provincial offences including street racing and failure to provide insurance. His license and vehicle were suspended for seven days. 

More Rain On The Way
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/4/2017 7:17:00 AM.
The amount of rain so far this spring - with plenty more to come - has had a concerning affect on water levels, which have been much higher than normal across Durham Region. In Oshawa, the pier at the waterfront is closed for safety reasons and will remain so until conditions improve. Also, residents using the city's trail network have been advised to use caution, especially along the waterfront trail and other low-lying areas along the lake. With the ground already saturated, there is the potential for localized flooding this weekend, with wet weather returning today and expected to last most of the weekend. 

High Marks For Durham Water
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/3/2017 7:15:00 AM.
The 2016 Water Quality Report was released this week, and the results found that Durham Region met or went beyond the requirements of the Safe Water Drinking Act. The act sets out the standards for the operation, treatment, and testing of municipal drinking water systems. Nearly 8200 water samples were tested last year; among the highlights - a 99.8% compliance rate for bacteriological samples. The testing is conducted at the York Durham Regional Environmental Laboratory, a state of the art facility specializing in the testing of water and wastewater. 

Hollywood Writers Get A New Deal
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/2/2017 7:31:00 AM.
The Writers Guild of America reached a deal with Hollywood studio representatives early this morning, following marathon talks that have been ongoing since mid-March. The deal averts the possibility of the first writer's strike in almost ten years. The Guild wanted higher pay per episode, royalties for reruns, as well as a larger share of profits made from online streaming. A strike would have had a widespread affect on the creation of new programming, especially shows with topical content such as those seen on late-night TV.  

Sharpen Your Pencils
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/1/2017 6:32:00 AM.
Today is tax deadline day for residents filing taxes with the Canada Revenue Agency. The extra day was provided this year since April 30th fell on Sunday. Self-employed Canadians have until June 15th to file, but payments must still be remitted to the CRA by today. If you miss the midnight deadline, late penalties could be applied, and benefits such as GST/HST credits, old age security payments, and Canada Child Benefits could be delayed or withheld. The website for online filers is www.cra-gc.ca 

Medical Issue Causes Accident In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/28/2017 8:16:00 AM.
Authorities are saying that a crash in north Oshawa yesterday morning was the result of a medical issue involving the driver. The vehicle was travelling on Ritson Rd. near the Kedron Dells golf course when it left the road and veered off into a ditch. The car then struck a fence and ended up hitting a tree before coming to a full stop. Police say the man was taken to hospital to treat the medical issue that caused the accident.

Budget Day At Queens Park
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/27/2017 5:57:00 AM.
The Ontario Liberals will release their final budget before next year's Provincial election later today, and early reports indicate it will be a balanced budget that includes spending surges on health care and infrastructure. Premier Kathleen Wynne is hoping to reverse tumbling approval ratings, with recent polls showing her popularity dwindling dangerously close to single digits. The Premier says her government's push to eliminate the annual deficit means Ontarians will be getting more immediate help from Queens Park to make daily living more affordable.

Drug Investigation In Beaverton
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/26/2017 5:57:00 AM.
Four adults and two young people are facing charges after a drug investigation in Beaverton. Friday last week, a search warrant was carried out at a motel by Durham Regional Police Services, leading to the seizure of a quantity of cocaine valued at almost $3,000. $1,400 in cash was also found. Three of the adults in their 20's were from Toronto and Brock; the teens were between 19 and 16, two of them were from Pickering. All of them were held for bail hearings. 

Ajax Girl Struck By Vehicle
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/25/2017 5:31:00 AM.
A ten year-old girl in Ajax was rushed to hospital yesterday with life-threatening injuries. She was reportedly hit by a vehicle just before 8:30am on Marriner Crescent, off Seward Drive. Police confirmed that the driver of the vehicle remained on-scene. The girl is being treated for her injuries at a Toronto hospital.  

Uxbridge Celebrates Earth Day
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/24/2017 7:32:00 AM.
Some spectacular weather on Saturday helped to make Earth Day a success in Uxbridge once again this year. Residents gathered in numerous locations to clean up trails and green spaces. There were several organized efforts, including teams of workers at the Countryside Preserve and Trestle Bridge who spent several hours cleaning up garbage and other debris that had accumulated over the winter. Many other residents did clean-up projects on their own property or public spaces in their neighbourhoods.   

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