Warning Issued Regarding Water Salespersons
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/14/2017 7:17:00 AM.
The Regional Municipality of Durham has issued a warning to residents concerning salespersons who are requesting access to their homes to test water or inspect water service. In some cases, the individuals claim to be from the Region's water department, either on the phone or in person. The Region says they do not sell or endorse any water filters or treatment equipment. All Durham Region employees and authorized contractors carry ID, and officials add that if someone comes to your door, you should not feel pressure to sign a contract on the spot or let anyone into your home. 

Funding For Uxbridge Cottage Hospital
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/13/2017 6:12:00 AM.
The Provincial Government has announced a cash surge to make upgrades and improvements to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, including electrical infrastructure updates costing more than $64,000. Durham MPP Granville Anderson says the repairs are critical to ensure all patients get the help they need, now and in the future. In total, the Province is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

Suspect Wanted In Connection With Break-In
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/12/2017 6:06:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a break in at an apartment in Oshawa Saturday night. The incident occurred on Wentworth St. at around 10:30pm, when three individuals attempted to forcibly enter the unit. The resident was inside at the time and used bear spray to force the suspects to flee on foot. Two teenagers were charged with break-and-enter with intent to commit; the third suspect, a 17-year old Oshawa man, remains at large. Anyone with information is asked to call police.  

Plane Crash in Mississippi
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/11/2017 6:11:00 AM.
A U.S. military plane crashed in Mississippi last night leaving 16 people dead, all of them passengers on board. The aircraft was a KC-130, one of the most extensively-used planes in the military. Very few details have been released concerning the circumstances of the crash; the FBI have been on scene since last night investigating. 

Housing Prices Down In Durham
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/10/2017 6:12:00 AM.
A new report from the Durham Region Association of Realtors reveals that the average price of homes has dropped for the second month in a row. The number of homes available remains high, with over 2,600 new listings in June, with an average price of just over $615,000, a 6% drop compared to listings in May. Prices are still up over 13% from a year ago however, when the average price was just over $542,000 in June of 2016.

Flight Re-Routed After Threats
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/7/2017 11:04:00 AM.
A flight from Montreal to Cuba had to return to Trudeau International Airport last night under the escort of a fighter jet after an unruly passenger began uttering threats. The traveler was taken into police custody, and the other 170 passengers on board were told that the next flight would leave sometime this morning. It was the second incident yesterday involving a North American flight; officials say a Delta Airlines passenger assaulted a flight attendant about 45 minutes into a Beijing-bound flight from Seattle.  

Child Killed in Fatal Crash
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/6/2017 6:08:00 AM.
A four-year old child is dead, and as many as seven people may have severe injuries after a fatal collision yesterday in East Gwillimbury. The rollover occurred near Mount Albert Road and Woodbine Avenue just before 4:00 PM, forcing a closure in the area for about seven hours for a police investigation. The child was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital. Police are asking witnesses to come forward.  

Check Before You Burn!
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/5/2017 7:22:00 AM.
The Uxbridge Fire Department is reminding residents that permits are necessary before starting up outdoor fires. The Township's website outlines fees for burn permits, and residents should also take note of any burning restrictions that may be in place. Local fire officials say that clay, metal, and ceramic burning pots are prohibited in residential areas. By laws are posted at www.town.uxbridge.on.ca/fire

North Korea Claims Record Missile Launch
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/4/2017 6:12:00 AM.
North Korea claims to have successfully tested a long-range missile that it says can reach anywhere in the world. The launch came under the orders of leader Kim Jong Un, reaching a height of over 2800 kilometres, according to the state's official broadcaster. That would make it the highest altitude ever reached by a North Korean missile, and some analysts believe the timing was intentional to coincide with the American 4th of July holiday. 

Heavy Police Presence This Long Weekend
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/30/2017 8:03:00 AM.
The long weekend is upon us, and the OPP are hoping the weekend will be free from fatalities. If so, it will be the third consecutive Canada Day weekend without a death on our roads. Police presence will be heavy on our major highways and routes to cottage country, as officers patrol for distracted drivers, speeders, and impaired motorists. Marine units will also be busy on the waterways to ensure that boaters comply with vessel regulations. 

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