Henry Running For Regional Chair
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/15/2018 7:59:00 AM.
Oshawa mayor John Henry has announced he's throwing his name in the hat for Durham's Regional Chair position. Henry officially filed his nomination papers yesterday. Durham's first Regional Chair, Roger Anderson, held the position in 1997; he passed away in March of this year. Henry was elected as a Regional Councillor in Oshawa in 2006, and became mayor in 2010. In 2014, he was re-elected with a solid 49% of the vote. Henry said if elected, his priorities will include the release of provincially-owned lands for employment development along the 407, cutting hydro rates, and advocating for the elimination of tolls on Highways 412 and 418. John Mutton is the only other declared candidate for the Regional Chair position so far.

Drug Robber Caught By Police
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/14/2018 7:27:00 AM.
A pharmacy in Whitby was robbed on Friday with the suspect being apprehended after stealing a quantity of narcotics. It happened just after 12:30pm near Dundas St. W. and Anne St. Police were called after a man approached the counter, produced a knife, and demanded drugs. After fleeing the scene he was arrested a short time later. No one was injured.

Killer Sentenced For Second-Degree Murder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/11/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Wesley Guzylak has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges in the death of Cotie Weekley. The 31-year old single mom and former girlfriend of the accused was ambushed and stabbed to death outside her home on Simcoe St. N. on the night of January 22, 2017. The attack was witnessed by the young woman's daughter who was just seven years old at the time. The Crown and defence counsel submitted a joint proposal for life in prison with no possibility for parole for 14 years and nine months. Guzylak admitted that alcohol and jealousy fueled the rage that led him to the killing. The hearing continues in June. 

Break-In Suspects Wanted
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/10/2018 7:15:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are on the lookout for suspects after a north-Oshawa break-in yesterday. The four men allegedly forced their way into a home in the Wilson and Taunton Rd. area just after midnight. Police believe they were armed with guns, but fled the scene empty-handed after an altercation with the homeowner. There were no injuries, but police do not believe it was a random attack. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Summer Camp Programs Approaching
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/9/2018 8:07:00 AM.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary for summer camps offered by the Township of Uxbridge. The program has grown from just two camps to 21, covering children from the ages of five to 15. Recreational Co-ordinator Allison Kushner says it has never been easier to get involved in one of the programs. Jumpstart Games Day will be held Friday July 20th at the Uxbridge Arena, a free day of games, lunch, a t-shirt and a gift. The event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Grow Op Found In Courtice
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/8/2018 7:17:00 AM.
Firefighters have come across 51 marijuana plants valued at more than $100,000 in the basement of a home on Claret Rd. The discovery came after responding to a fire call at around 1am Saturday morning. Multiple bags of dried marijuana were found, along with a digital scale, a vacuum sealer, and over $9300 in cash. 41-year old Jeremy Grills has been charged with marijuana production and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The charges against him have not been proven in court. 

Critical Injuries For Woman Struck By Vehicle
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/7/2018 7:19:00 AM.
A pedestrian is recovering after an incident at a Tim Horton's in Port Perry on Sunday morning. It happened on Highway 7a near Water St. at around 6am. The 20-year old victim was taken to a Toronto trauma centre with head injuries. Police are describing the incident as a disturbance, and asking any witnesses to come froward. No arrests have been made.

Ajax Plant Threatens Closure
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/4/2018 7:18:00 AM.
Workers at Lear Ajax are looking at a possible plant closure. About 320 members of Unifor Local 222 have been on strike since April 28, and have reportedly been told to accept the latest offer or the facility will be shut down. A tentative deal was rejected by workers on May 1st, with wages being the main issue of contention. The Ajax workers reportedly earn $4.60/hour less than Lear workers in Whitby. The Ajax plant manufactures seats for the Chrysler plant in Brampton.

Power Restored In Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/3/2018 7:13:00 AM.
A massive power outage blanketed residents in Pickering and west Ajax yesterday afternoon. Officials say the cause was a loss of supply from Hydro One. By 3:30pm most customers were back online, although evening classes were cancelled at Durham College's Pickering Learning Site. Power has since been restored and the facility has reopened, with all classes and activities resuming as scheduled today.

Oshawa Woman Allegedly Assaulted After Opening Front Door
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/2/2018 7:17:00 AM.
Police are on the lookout for a suspect after a woman claimed she was attacked by a man who claimed to be interested in buying a home in the area. The alleged incident happened yesterday around 11:45am near Ritson Rd. S. and Olive Av. According to investigators the man pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her. Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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