Boater In Distress Rescued By Police
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/26/2018 7:24:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have confirmed that a boater in distress required assistance on Sunday evening. Just after 7:30pm a boat about 500 metres from the Whitby marina suffered engine malfunction causing a fire to break out in the engine's compartment. Smoke could be seen from the shoreline, and police responded quickly. The fire was extinguished and the boat was towed to land safely. Police remind all watercraft operators to do inspections before heading out, wear life jackets, and be sure someone on land knows when you plan to return. Transport Canada has a list of safety guidelines and regulations at

Serious Crash Northwest Of Stouffville
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/25/2018 7:18:00 AM.
A passenger was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries yesterday afternoon after a collision just after 2:30pm. The crash occurred on Kennedy Rd. between Vivian Rd. and St. John's Sideroad. A motorist also suffered critical injuries. The road was closed for several hours for the collision investigation. 

Trapped Worker Dies
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/22/2018 7:20:00 AM.
Authorities have confirmed that a worker who was trapped by heavy machinery in Oshawa on Tuesday has died of his injuries. The man was employed by Orin Contractors and was working on a project along Verdun Rd. when he became pinned by the bucket of a backhoe at around 8am. He was trapped for about two hours before firefighters could rescue him, which officials described as a painstaking process. Although he was conscious while trapped, firefighters needed to perform CPR when he was extricated, and he eventually succumbed to his injuries at a Toronto trauma centre, The Ministry of Labour is continuing their investigation into the incident. 

Missing Teenager Found
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/21/2018 7:09:00 AM.
A teenage boy from Uxbridge who had been missing since Tuesday has been located. 16-year old Phillip Piraino disappeared after leaving his residence near Brock St. W. and Concession Rd. 6 Tuesday afternoon. Durham Regional Police say he has been discovered safe and sound, and are thanking the public for their help with the investigation.

Trapped Worker Rescued
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/20/2018 7:16:00 AM.
A worker in Oshawa who was pinned in a trench by heavy machinery was rescued and transported to hospital yesterday. The man was trapped under the basket of a backhoe while working on a water main on Verdun Rd. at around 8am. Firefighters extricated him just over two hours later and performed CPR once he was free. The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident.  

Impaired Suspect With Child In Vehicle Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/19/2018 8:07:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have arrested a 38-year old man from Pefferlaw after he reportedly was caught driving impaired with his seven-year old daughter in the vehicle. The alleged incident occurred on Saturday night at around 7:30 when the suspect left a residence in Cannington and was located in Pefferlaw. He has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and was released on a promise to appear. The young passenger was not injured.

Blistering Heat Wave Warning for Durham Region
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/18/2018 9:01:00 AM.

On the wings of temperatures predicted to be exceeding 30 degrees, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning that covers both yesterday and today for the Durham region. With the humidex, highs are expected to feel like up to almost 40 degrees today, before we mercifully get a cold front to move in over Southern Ontario this evening to end the heat wave. Of course, take all the natural precautions – drink plenty of liquids, especially water, cool down whenever possible by either going inside or taking a cold shower or bath, and use shade where available.

Alleged Assault And Robbery Suspect Located
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/15/2018 8:03:00 AM.
A 33-year old man from Clarington has been located after an alleged assault and robbery on a taxi driver in Oshawa on Wednesday night. David White faces robbery and breach of probation charges; he was tracked down with the assistance of Air 1, a canine team, and officers on the ground in the area of Simcoe St. and Thomas St. Police say White fled on foot and was found hiding in a backyard shed. He was released on a promise to appear. 

Smoke Alarms Reminder
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/14/2018 8:06:00 AM.
Since January 1st this year 45 fire deaths have been reported in Ontario. Fire departments across the province say these deaths were preventable. Colin Clarke, Captain of the Uxbridge Fire Department, says people have to make sure their smoke alarms are working. He says many homeowners are mistaken when they think that smoke alarms that are wired into their homes last forever. Clarke says they need to be replaced. Provincial fines can be levied if smoke alarms are not in proper operating order. He says you should call the fire department if you have any questions, or are worried about a landlord who is ignoring requests to keep alarms in working order.   

Trump's Tariffs To Have Local Impact
Posted by Samantha Casais on 6/13/2018 7:38:00 AM.
Donald Trump's tariff threats following last weekend's G7 Summit in Quebec have area farmers on alert. Canada's dairy marketing system protects farmers with a 270% tariff. Due to the difference in size of farms in the U.S. and Canada the system protects the livelihood of farmers here. Mike Manjuris, Chair of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University, says there is more to the tariffs then just protecting the farmer; its protecting our way of life. Manjuris says Trump's strategy is a political one as he looks to shore up votes in Wisconsin where dairy farmers are affected by the tariffs. You can hear Mike Manjuris every Tuesday around 8:30 on the Morning Den.

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