Forced Vote Ahead For Striking College Faculty
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/8/2017 8:16:00 AM.
Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 community colleges will be forced to vote in a final offer from the Employer Council. It will be conducted via a supervised ballot from the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The Employer Council has also asked that the strike be suspended while the vote is organized, a process that could take up to ten days. OPSEU officials are saying that picket lines will be staying up. The strike is now into it's 4th week. 

Serious Crash in Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/7/2017 6:58:00 AM.
A woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after a five-vehicle pileup in Oshawa yesterday morning. The collision involved a dump truck and four other vehicles, and occurred at around 8:20 in the area of Harmony Rd. and Tennyson Av. north of the 401. A baby strapped into a car seat was also taken to hospital for treatment but is expected to be in good condition. A collision reconstruction was conducted while Harmony Rd. was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

College Faculty Strike Into Week Four
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/6/2017 8:11:00 AM.
Talks have resumed between the College Employer Council and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, as the strike by about 12,000 college faculty across Ontario heads into it's fourth week. The union has raised concerns over issues involving fairness and job security for contract faculty, more academic freedom, and a better ratio of contract to full-time faculty. Durham College has confirmed that there will be no extensions into holiday time once the strike is over, but an extension of the semester remains possible.

Construction in Whitby
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/3/2017 9:54:00 AM.
Lane restrictions are now in effect on Taunton Rd. between Cochrane St. and Coronation Rd. The Works Department says construction related to infrastructure to support new development will be conducted until December 22. Drivers are asked to use caution for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and construction workers over the next seven weeks.
 

Dog Park Open in Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/2/2017 7:16:00 AM.
After several years of organizing and preparation, the new dog park in Uxbridge opened it's gates this week. The park is located atop Quaker Hill next to the museum. Councillor and Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy says there was a real need for a dog park in the area, and it offers a spot for dogs to roam off leash. Dog owners can use the park from dawn until dusk and are expected to keep the grounds clean. 

Apartment Fire in Whitby
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/1/2017 7:16:00 AM.
One person is dead after a blaze at a six-story building on Ash St. near Dundas and Brock. Durham Regional Police were called to the scene around 7pm last night. The fire was contained to one unit within the building, but other residents from nearby apartments were evacuated as well due to smoke concerns. Durham Transit provided buses that were used to give shelter to evacuated residents. There were no other injuries.

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.

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