Suspected Carjackers Nabbed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/6/2017 8:05:00 AM.
Two brothers from Ajax are facing 66 charges in connection with a rash of carjacking cases around the area. 24-year old Trenell Ottley and his brother, 21-year old Trevell, were arrested after a search warrant was conducted on November 28th. Authorities say the suspects were not known to police prior to the investigation. The men were charged in connection with seven incidents involving carjacking, carjacking attempts, and robberies of people in or near their vehicles in north Ajax from October 12 to November 16.

Tobacco Theft in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/5/2017 7:17:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are looking for suspects after a tobacco theft at a gas station in Pickering on Sunday. It happened just before 6:30pm at the Petro Canada gas station at Kingston Rd. and Brock Rd. Police believe a man stole the products from an office and storage room while a woman acted as a lookout. Descriptions of the suspects can be found at drps.ca. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. 

Teen With Autism Making a Difference
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/4/2017 7:18:00 AM.
18 yr-old Uxbridge resident Austin Riley continues in his quest to raise awareness for autism. One of the first people with Autism in the world to road race a car in a sanctioned series, Austin is taking on the Nissan Micra Cup series this year. 1055 Hits FM sports reporter Darryl Knight says he's opening up his car to get more people involved. Austin says his goal is raise awareness about autism by harnessing the power of story telling. By sharing his story and accomplishments he hopes to inspire others. You can get more information at Austin's web site, racingwithautism.com.

Maintenance at Regional Headquarters
Posted by Samantha Casais on 12/1/2017 7:18:00 AM.
Maintenance work began yesterday at the entrances to the Durham Regional Headquarters building in Whitby. Alternate exits and entrances will be used while landscaping work is completed, impacting the areas around doorways on a rotating basis. Today, the north entrance to the building at 605 Rossland Road East will be closed. All work is expected to be complete by the end of the weekend.

Schools To Get Cooler
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/30/2017 8:54:00 AM.

The Durham District School Board is embarking on a three-year project to cool down some of its schools. The $17.6 million plan will see full air conditioning added to seven existing schools, and partial air conditioning added to the board’s 22 schools that currently have none at all. The schools that will have full air conditioning added include: Joseph Gould P.S. in Uxbridge, S.A. Cawker P.S. in Scugog, McCaskill's Mills P.S. in Cannington, and the rebuilt Beaverton Public school. Full air conditioning will also be installed in a new wing at Uxbridge Secondary School. A school board report says the design of some schools means “it is not physically possible” to air-condition the entire space.


Bus Drivers Strike Deadline Looms
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/29/2017 6:55:00 AM.
School bus drivers in Durham Region are now less than 24 hours away from potential strike action. The notice was served on Friday by Unifor Local 4268, the union representing the drivers who work for First Student Canada. Wage increases and working conditions are the two focal points in the negotiations, with a deadline of 12:01am set for tomorrow morning. The strike would affect 10,000 public and catholic school students in Ajax, Brock, Oshawa, Pickering, Scarborough, Scugog, Uxbridge, and Whitby.

Ajax Crash Claims Life of Ten-Year Old
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/28/2017 8:08:00 AM.
A child is dead following a two-vehicle collision in Ajax last night. It happened near Taunton Rd. and Church St. N. when two SUV's crashed head-on. The child died after being rushed to hospital with serious injuries; the mother suffered non-life threatening injuries, as did the driver of the second vehicle who is expected to make a full recovery. Taunton Rd. was closed last night between Church and Westney as a result of the crash.

Creative Arts Program For Those With Alzheimers
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/27/2017 8:17:00 AM.
According to the latest numbers more than 10,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's in Durham Region. The Alzheimer's Society of Durham is introducing a new Creative Arts program to north Durham today. The program offers an opportunity to create holiday art cards. Director of Programs Bryan Joyce is hoping the four-week program reaches Alzheimer patients and their caregivers in the area. The program runs Mondays from 2:30-3:30 for four weeks.

Toy Donations Needed
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/24/2017 7:16:00 AM.
The Toy Drive continues in Uxbridge. Pat Higgins, the owner of Canadian Tire, helps spearhead the annual event. Once again this year there is a growing number of residents looking for help at Christmas. Pat says the program helps compliment other programs for families in the area. You can drop off toys at Canadian Tire, McDonald's, Zehrs, M&M Meats Shop, Wal Mart, and Divine Sisters Metaphysical Store in downtown Uxbridge.

Uxbridge Teen Wins Award
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/23/2017 5:53:00 AM.
A big honour was bestowed on Uxbridge teen Josh Morrison on Wednesday. The 16-year old was named by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the winner of the "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award." The grade 11 Uxbridge Secondary School student had a goal to raise $100,000 to build a house for Habitat For Humanity, which he surpassed by more than $24,000. Josh says he started fundraising when he was eleven, but wasn't actually able to volunteer on-site for a Habitat build until this year when he turned 16.

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