Culvert Construction To Begin
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/26/2018 7:52:00 AM.
The most expensive construction project in the history of Uxbridge is about to get underway. A tender has been issued to Brennan Paving and Construction Limited to complete work on the new Brock Street culvert. The contract was awarded at a special meeting of council on Monday. Chair of Public Works Fred Bryan says council had to call the special meeting to pass the tender because under Provincial regulations council is limited in the amount it can spend once nominations for the October election close Friday. Total costs for the project are estimated at $17.6 million. Director of Public Works Ben Kester says it's a project that has been a long time coming. Work will begin in late August or early September, but Brock Street will remain open for the Remembrance Day and Santa Claus parades this year. 

Baseball Diamond Will See Future Use
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/26/2018 7:36:00 AM.
The Uxbridge Arena baseball diamond is alive and well. After being deemed surplus property under the Township's latest Parks Master Plan, the Township of Uxbridge has struck an agreement with the Durham District School Board to have them buy the property for $1.9 million. Township of Uxbridge Mayor Pat Malloy says local teams will still be allowed to use the diamond along with school students, so its a win-win for everyone. Durham District School Board Trustee for Uxbridge/Brock Gord Baxter says the purchase is great for the present and the future of Quaker Village Public School. Construction on a new state of the art baseball diamond at the Fields of Uxbridge is expected to begin in the near future.

Nuclear Units Temporarily Shut Down
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/24/2018 7:16:00 AM.
Four reactors were temporarily shut down at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station following Sunday's rain storm. Units 5-8 were safely shut down by staff when significant amounts of algae were stirred up because of the storm clogging cooling water intakes. Ontario Power Generation says all four units are in safe shutdown mode, and are expected to be returned to service over the next few days. There is no impact on public safety, employees, or the environment, according to a statement by OPG.

Missing Boater Is Safe
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/23/2018 7:39:00 AM.
A missing boater has been found safe after his disabled sailboat was discovered drifting on Lake Ontario near Whitby on Tuesday. 50-year old Christopher Pinto was located yesterday morning after a tip was called in to police. His 26-foot vessel had a broken mast and was spotted by a boater about 3 kilometres off shore. One woman was rescued on board; she was brought to shore, and later apprehended under the Mental Health Act. Durham Police are thanking the public, as well as officials at the Whitby Marina and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton for helping with the investigation.
 

Robbery In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/20/2018 7:58:00 AM.
Police have confirmed that a clerk at a Circle K store in Oshawa was held at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Coldstream Dr. at around 12:30am on Monday morning. Police say one suspect threatened the clerk with a handgun, while a second held the front door open during the robbery. The two suspects fled with cash, and the clerk was uninjured during the ordeal. Police say the armed suspect is a white man who wore black clothing and had his face covered; the second suspect also wore dark-coloured clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call police.  

Teen Creates Buy Canadian Database
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/19/2018 7:17:00 AM.
With calls to buy Canadian during the trade tariff tiff between the U.S. and Canada, an Uxbridge youth has set out to make it easier to determine whether you are truly buying a Canadian product. 17-year old Tyler Campbell has set up a growing database of products to determine if they are made here. He says there are some things you can watch for when you are buying in a store. You can find the info at www.madeincanada.ca

Pet Rescued From Fire
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/18/2018 8:07:00 AM.
Firefighters in Whitby have saved a dog from a burning home. The call came at about 3pm on Monday when a blaze broke out on a mattress in a home on Wyndfield Crescent near Garden and Mary Streets. The occupants were home at the time and managed to escape safely. The fire was quickly extinguished, and firefighters entered the residence to administer oxygen to the dog using pet therapy oxygen masks. The cause of the fire was a laptop computer that was left charging on a bed. A reminder has been issued to not charge electronics such as laptops and cell phones on combustibles as they can overheat and become a common source of fires.

Clever Canine
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/17/2018 7:26:00 AM.
A police dog assisted in the tracking down of a break-and-enter suspect Saturday evening in Whitby. Just after 7:30pm, officers searched an area around a home in the Taunton Road and Country Lane area after a resident found an intruder hiding in a stairwell. The suspect fled on foot, and the police dog joined the pursuit and tracked the suspect who was hiding between houses nearby. 58-year old David Padias of Toronto is charged with breaking-and-entering, drug possession, and breach of probation.

Oshawa Home Damaged After Blaze
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/16/2018 7:08:00 AM.
About $100,000 worth of damages were caused to a home in Oshawa after a garage fire on Saturday evening. Emergency crews arrived at the scene at 498 Dieppe Av. near Wilson Rd. S. and Bloor St. E. just before 5:30pm to find flames and smoke coming from the garage behind the house. Oshawa's Fire Chief said there was some damage to the rear of the house including melted siding and broken windows. No injuries were reported.

Manslaughter Suspect Granted Bail
Posted by Samantha Casais on 7/13/2018 8:17:00 AM.
Bail has been granted to a woman from Oshawa who has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her eight-month old baby, Kaleb McKay. 26-year old Jordan Brownell was charged last Friday and granted bail yesterday with a series of conditions with which she must abide. Her boyfriend, 25-year old Denim Henderson, was charged with second-degree murder in the baby's death. Brownell will return to court on August 20; none of the charges against either of the accused have been proven in court.

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