Georgina Crash Kills Two
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/28/2017 6:12:00 AM.
A five-vehicle crash in Georgina yesterday claimed the lives of two people, and three others were seriously hurt. The collision happened on Highway 48 near Old Homestead Rd. and included several transport trucks. Among the injured was a 10-year old boy, who was airlifted by ORNG ambulance and is now at St. Michael's hospital in serious but stable condition. Two firefighters were taken to hospital for treatment after heat exhaustion. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Beach Advisory In Scugog
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/27/2017 7:32:00 AM.
Scugog's Kinsmen Beach has been issued an advisory from the Durham Regional Health Department, as a blue-green algae has been discovered in Lake Scugog. Although the microscopic plant-like organisms occur naturally, they can also produce toxins which may be harmful to people who swim or fish in the water. Children and pets in particular are being cautioned to stay away from areas where the advisories have been posted. Mayor Tom Rowett says the situation is being monitored, and more information will be made available after further testing of water samples from the area is complete. 

Possible Delays At Pearson
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/26/2017 7:34:00 AM.
Baggage handlers at Toronto's Pearson International Airport could be on strike as early as tomorrow. The union representing 700 Swissport workers has filed a 72-hour strike notice, and has asked members to reject the latest offer. Ground crew including baggage and cargo handlers and cabin cleaners for 30 of the airport's 74 airlines could be walking a picket line tomorrow night, potentially delaying flights. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says a contingency plan is in place in the event of a strike or labour disruption. 

Ajax Fire Considered Arson
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/25/2017 6:11:00 AM.
An early morning fire in Ajax over the weekend is being treated as arson. The blaze broke out at around 3:30am Saturday morning at a home on Ventris Dr. near Ravenscroft Rd. and Westney Rd. N. Fire officials say no one was home at the time, and are confirming the fire to be suspicious. Damage to the structure was significant, but there were no injuries.  

Fatal Collision In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/24/2017 6:11:00 AM.
A 43-year old man is dead following a fatal collision in Oshawa Sunday morning. It happened after 3am on Rossland Rd. and Gibbons St., when the 25-year old driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix lost control of his vehicle. The car hit the curb, drove on the grass, then rolled over and landed on it's roof. There were four occupants in the vehicle; one of them was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe that alcohol and speed were both factors and would like to hear from any witnesses. 

Area Beach Closures
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/21/2017 6:12:00 AM.
Four Durham Region beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels. Beaverton Beach South, Kinsmen Beach in Scugog, Newcastle Beach South in Clarington, and Whitby Beach all currently exceed the standard of 100 e.coli per 100 ml of water. The Health Department is also reminding swimmers to avoid beach water for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to runoff. 

Major Rehab For Supreme Court Building
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/20/2017 8:05:00 AM.
The Federal Government is launching a $1 billion rehabilitation project for the nation's crumbling Supreme Court building. The announcement comes amidst concerns that a water-damaged section of the parking garage roof could collapse by the end of next year, and mechanical and electrical systems are expected to fail within the next five years. The rehab improvements aren't scheduled until 2023, in part because the offices and chambers need to be relocated to a building across the street which also needs extensive improvements. The Supreme Court building has been in operation since 1939.

New Protocols for US-Bound Travelers
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/19/2017 5:51:00 AM.
Stronger security measures are about to come into effect for US-bound travelers at Canadian airports. Enhanced overall passenger screening, heightened checks on electronic devices, and increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas will all be implemented. Airlines are advising travelers to arrive at least two hours before scheduled departure times to accommodate new procedures. 

Family And Friends Remember Eliadis
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/18/2017 6:04:00 AM.
He's being remembered as someone with a passion for people, always thinking of others - even in his final moments. Family and friends are mourning the loss of Uxbridge resident and Toronto paramedic George Eliadis. The 52-year old and his partner Shari Keyes-Williams died while motorcycling after a car crossed the center line on Highway 118 near Haliburton. Two other motorcyclists were seriously injured as well. A close friend said that while paramedics were attending to Eliadis, he asked them to look after his partner first; by the time they returned, he had passed. Eliadis proudly served as a paramedic for 27 years, was a father of two, and a recent grandfather.  

Two Stabbings In Oshawa Within Hours
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/17/2017 6:35:00 AM.
Police in Oshawa were busy over the weekend responding to two separate reports of stabbings that occurred in a span of less than two hours. The first incident happened on Friday night at around 10:30pm at an apartment building on Nonquon Rd., where a 20-year old man was found with stab wounds. He was taken to Lakeridge Health in Oshawa and is listed in fair condition. The second stabbing occurred around midnight, when a 25-year old man was stabbed near an arena at Park Rd. and Bond St. He was transferred to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and is now in stable condition. Police say possible suspects have been identified in both cases. 

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