Durham Region Police Officers Credited With Saving Lives
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/30/2018 8:28:00 AM.

Two frontline officers from Central East Division on routine patrol last Thursday night decided to check out reports of drug activity in the area of Albert Street and Phillips Street in Oshawa. They located two unconscious men in their late 20's inside an abandoned landscaping truck. The men were not dressed appropriately for the cold conditions and the windows in the truck had been smashed out. There was a small fire smoldering under one of the men. Fire and EMS were called to the scene. Two additional police officers arrived and they were able to remove one of the men from the vehicle to an awaiting ambulance. Naloxone was administered and the man was revived. The jaws of life were required to remove the second man. Both males were taken to hospital and are expected to survive.

Homicide Suspect Charged
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/29/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Investigators have made an arrest into a sudden death that occurred at a residence on Simcoe St. S. in Oshawa. The incident took place on December 17 at about 4pm, when a 31-year old man was found dead in a vacant apartment. The post-mortem determined the cause of death to be sharp-force trauma. The victim, Jeffrey Allan Johnston of Oshawa, was pronounced dead at the scene. 43-year old Paul Jaglal of no fixed address has been charged with first-degree murder. He was held for a bail hearing. The charges have not been proven in court.

Hunting Concerns in Whitby
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/26/2018 10:27:00 AM.
Authorities are investigating evidence indicating that a deer was killed at Lynde Shores Conservation Area. Hunting is illegal on the grounds, and is also prohibited on all other conservation areas covered by the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority. The discovery and complaint were filed on January 4, with evidence showing that a white-tail deer was killed along the Chickadee walking trail, then dragged towards a vehicle on Eastbourne Beach Rd. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CLOCA. 

Vehicle Fire in Ajax
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/25/2018 11:00:00 AM.
About $20,000 in damages were caused after a vehicle fire destroyed a car in Ajax on Tuesday night. A propane-powered Lincoln Continental parked in a driveway went up in flames just before 6pm. Fire crews were called to the blaze in front of a house on Delaney Drive in Ajax; it took nearly a half-hour for it to be fully extinguished. There were no injuries, and no homes needed to be evacuated. 

Shooting Facility in Stouffville Robbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/24/2018 7:38:00 AM.
Police are investigating a major gun theft that occurred early yesterday morning. Target Sports Canada, a local shooting range at Stouffville Road and Stalwart Industrial Park, was broken into between 4:00 and 5:30 am. Police say a number of guns were stolen and are asking the public for any dash cam footage from the area around that time.

Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/23/2018 7:18:00 AM.
The Alzheimer's Society of Durham Region is reminding residents in the Uxbridge area they don't have to drive south for services. There is a monthly support group in Uxbridge at Trinity United Church on the last Tuesday of every month, and they have also opened an office at the Township Offices. The Society is hoping to get the message across that many people live with dementia for many productive years, and people shouldn't turn away from friends and family with a diagnosis.  

Body Found in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/22/2018 6:09:00 AM.
OPP say a body was found at the Pickering waterfront yesterday morning. The discovery was made by a passerby at around 8am between West Shore Blvd. and Liverpool Rd. A coroner was called in to the scene, and the body has been taken to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto. Police have confirmed the body is that of a male, and it had been in the water for some time. They do not believe it was Whitby senior James Pearson, who has been missing since January 13.

Durham Region Hoping For Amazon Sites
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/19/2018 7:15:00 AM.
Amazon announced the Toronto region as a finalist for their second corporate headquarters, making it the only Canadian city on the top 20. The Toronto Global bid includes two sites in Durham Region. The bid included proposed sites in the Carruthers Creek Business Area in the Town of Ajax and the Pickering Innovation Corridor. Both locations are appropriately zoned and serviced, and available to accommodate Amazon’s requirements. More details on the Durham Region component of the bid is available on the Region’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal website, at www.durham.ca/amazon

Stabbing at High School in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/18/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A 16-year old female was arrested yesterday in connection with a stabbing at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering. The incident took place at around 1:15pm. Two victims suffered injuries; a 16-year old who was found near the front entrance with stab wounds, and a female staff member who tried to intervene. Both victims were taken to hospital. Charges are pending; investigators are asking any witnesses who were at the scene during the stabbing to come forward.

Final Budget Meeting Next Week In Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/17/2018 7:34:00 AM.
Uxbridge Town Council will host its last budget meeting on January 23rd at 1 PM in the council chambers. Budget review meetings previously scheduled for January 16th and 18th have been cancelled. Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy says a lot of work has gone in to keep costs down for taxpayers. On the 23rd council will look at a so called "wish list" of 40 items for expenditures that are outside of the regular budget of running the town. These are projects brought forward by residents or organizations throughout the year that are above and beyond the status quo. The Deputy Mayor says the goal is to stay as close as possible to the cost of living with the budget, but they do try to balance requests for projects within the community. The public is welcome to attend the January 23rd meeting.

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