Strong Credit Rating For Durham
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/13/2018 7:15:00 AM.

The Regional Municipality of Durham has maintained its Triple A credit rating with Moody’s Investors Service of New York. The Region is currently one of only eight Canadian municipalities to have been awarded the Triple A rating by this agency. Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson says the Triple A rating from Moody’s supports Durham’s solid reputation as a leader in fiscal responsibility and integrity, attributing it to Regional Council’s commitment to strong financial management policy and planning practices. According to Moody’s, Durham Region benefits from a number of credit strengths, including an established and sustained track record of strong financial results from prudent financial management that are supported by comprehensive, transparent and long term financial planning and reporting.

Injured Man In Oshawa Airlifted To Hospital
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/12/2018 7:15:00 AM.
A 25-year old man was found in Oshawa with upper-body trauma early yesterday morning. He was spotted by a passerby at around 1am near Celina St. and King St. Emergency crews airlifted him to a Toronto hospital after assessing his injuries. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

Fire Department To Get New Tanker
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/9/2018 7:08:00 AM.
Uxbridge will soon have a new fire truck on the roads. The Township has given the green light to the purchase of a new tanker. Councilor Dave Barton says the tanker will help in rural areas where there isn't water available through hydrants. It's the second recent purchase for the Fire Department. The tankers will be especially vital as the weather gets warmer and grass fires are a threat.

Dramatic Helicopter Pursuit
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/8/2018 8:41:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police have released video of a high-speed chase that happened on January 27. It began when police received a call from a woman claiming her vehicle was being chased by a man she knew, saying he was trying to ram her car near Rossland Rd. and Stevenson Rd. in Oshawa. The suspect took off when he saw police, driving 230 km/h at one point. Durham Regional Police's chopper Air 1 followed the vehicle for 154 kms as it drove north towards Peterborough, making it the longest helicopter pursuit in Ontario's history. The driver was arrested after hitting a spike belt and fleeing on foot. He was caught trying to get rid of evidence. 

Housing Prices Expected to Cool in Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/7/2018 7:15:00 AM.
It's been a rough time for the stock market over recent days. Mike Manjuris, Chair of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University, is a regular contributor to the Morning Den on 105.5 Hits FM. He says inflation concerns are making the markets shaky. One area where prices are expected to drop is the housing market. Interest rates are expected to jump up at least twice this year in Canada, and he says Uxbridge will likely follow Toronto's lead in a further softening on housing prices. Manjuris says a key inflationary concern is the price of gas. It went up 19% in November and 12% in December. He says energy prices ultimately affect everything.

Local Snowmobile Star to Compete In Lindsay
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/6/2018 7:18:00 AM.
It's been a promising year so far on the snowmobile for a local athlete. Mia Meek is in 2nd place in the girls transition category on the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association Circuit. Transition refers to the limiter placed on the throttle to reduce the horsepower on the snow machines because they are the same size as the ones adults drive. Sponsored by Uxbridge Motorsports, Meek Electric, and Kelly Meek of Main Street Realty, the 13-year old is getting set to race again at the Lindsay Fair Grounds in two weeks. The Family Day weekend event will also see her race in the boys transition category. She's currently ranked 12th, and says she'd like to make it to the X-Games someday.

SIU Called After Collision in Clarington
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/5/2018 8:18:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Townline Road north of King Street East last Thursday just after midnight. The suspect then drove off northbound on Townline Road North and was involved in a collision. A 26-year-old Oshawa male was injured as a result of the collision. The driver was transported to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. As is the protocol, the Special Investigations Unit was called to be notified of the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the SIU.

Fishing Fundraiser Returns
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/2/2018 8:35:00 AM.
For the first time in ten years, the Beaverton Legion Fishing Derby is back. Saturday February 17 on Family Day Weekend, the Legion will open its doors for the event. John Dorak of the Legion says they have prizes donated from over 25 businesses. The Legion will have a Fish Fry at 6pm with prizes to follow. Registration is $20, kids under five are free, and youth 5-12 can register for $5. The event is in support of veterans programs and to help fund Youth Sports Activities within the community.

More Money For Uxbridge
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/1/2018 8:39:00 AM.
A nice surprise came for Uxbridge Town Council this week with word that the Province, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, will be receiving $53,000 for downtown revitalization. The money is not connected to the upcoming culvert project. The Province is looking at helping rural communities attract investment and tourism and create jobs. Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy says Township Council has not allocated where the funds will be used. The money can be used for everything from landscaping to crosswalks to signage.

Shooting Victim Identified
Posted by Samantha Casais on 1/31/2018 7:19:00 AM.
Durham police have released the identity of a man fatally shot during a double-shooting in Oshawa on Sunday night. 22-year old Courtney Brown is dead, and another victim has been hospitalized with critical injuries. The shooting occurred at around 10:30pm on Oxford Street. It is believed both men were inside a vehicle when the shooting took place. Police say they believe it was not a random act.

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