Battery Collection Next Week
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/31/2017 8:07:00 AM.
Curbside battery collection will take place next week in Durham Region. Used or unwanted batteries can be set out with recycling on regular pick up days during the week of November 6th. The Region reminds residents that batteries should not be disposed of with regular garbage, as they can contain mercury, cadmium, and other heavy metals that can harm the environment. Up to 92% of battery components are recyclable and recoverable. You can get more information on storing and preparing batteries for recycling at www.durham.ca/battery

Bat Tests Positive For Rabies
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/30/2017 8:07:00 AM.
A bat with rabies has been located in Oshawa, and health officials are looking for anyone who may have come in contact with it. The bat was found near a home in the area of Bloor St. E. and Grandview Dr., and tested positive on October 26. At least one person who found the bat tried to pick it up and was bitten. They were taken to hospital, and are currently undergoing post-exposure anti-rabies treatment.

Early Candy For Kids in Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/27/2017 8:09:00 AM.
Hallowe'en is arriving early for children in Uxbridge...sort of. Local businesses will be shelling out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters tomorrow from 1-3pm. All kids must be in costume and accompanied by an adult. www.uxbridgebia.com has a map and the full list of participating businesses. 

Culvert In Uxbridge To Be Replaced
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/26/2017 8:57:00 AM.
The Town of Uxbridge is getting set for it's own version of the big dig. The main culvert which controls the flow of the Uxbridge Creek through the downtown core is being replaced. Tenders will be issued this spring with construction expected to start late spring or early summer. Uxbridge mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor says all efforts will be made to reduce disruptions to business.

Suspects Wanted After Carjacking
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/25/2017 8:08:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are on the lookout for two men after a car was stolen in Ajax early Monday morning. It happened in the area of Delaney Dr. and Elizabeth St. at around 1:15am. According to police the victim was seated inside his vehicle when a man armed with a hammer dragged him out of his car. The second suspect gained entry through the passenger side, and they drove off in the white Kia Optima northbound on Elizabeth St. A search of the area was conducted, but no arrests were made.

Robbery in Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/24/2017 8:36:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have confirmed that cigarettes were robbed from a convenience store in Ajax last week. The incident took place on Wednesday just before 12:30pm, when a man wearing a hoodie entered the Best Way convenience store on Ritchie Av. Police say his face was concealed when he ordered the clerk to open the cash register; he then shoved her, grabbed some cigarettes, and ran west on Ritchie Av. A K-9 unit was used to search the area but the suspect could not be located. The woman was unharmed, and no arrests were made.

College Faculty Strike Now Into Second Week
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/23/2017 8:25:00 AM.
The faculty strike is now into week two at Ontario's public colleges, including Durham College, where all classes at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and at the Pickering Learning Site remain cancelled. More than 12,000 students at the college are affected by the work stoppage. Last week, students representing eight colleges sent an open letter to the Province, calling for OPSEU and the College Employer Council to return to the bargaining table. Continuing Education classes are still running; you can get the latest info on college operations at www.durhamcollege.ca

Stolen Items Found
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/20/2017 8:56:00 AM.
Police have arrested two men and recovered numerous stolen items after executing a search warrant in Beaverton. Two fishing boats, lawn mowers, power tools, and fishing equipment were all seized by police on Elmwood Av. It is believed that some of the peoperty was stolen from the Kawartha Lakes area. Two suspects, both in their twenties, were arrested without incident.

Day Four of College Faculty Strike
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/19/2017 8:08:00 AM.
It's back to the picket lines again today for roughly 12,000 college faculty members who have been on-strike since Monday. With no end in sight and no new talks scheduled, Durham College has posted information online to clarify which events and programs are affected by the strike, as well as frequently asked questions. A change.org petition has been started, calling for refunds to students for each day of missed classes. Approximately 80,000 signatures have been added so far.

Fire Call Leads to Drug Charges
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/18/2017 8:12:00 AM.
Police have confirmed that drug-related charges have been laid against a suspect after officers responded to a fire in Oshawa. Substantial damage was caused to a residential apartment on Oxford Street, and three individuals were taken to hospital, one with serious burns. 20-year old Devin Michael White of Oshawa was charged with cannabis and marijuana-related offences, failing to comply with probation, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. He was released on a promise to appear. The Ontario Fire Marshall was called in to assist with the investigation. None of the allegations against the accused have been proven in court.

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