Two men seriously injured after collision in Uxbridge

A 21-year-old man from Brampton and a 23-year-old man visiting from Jamaica were seriously injured as result of a crash in Uxbridge last Friday (Aug. 11).According to a release issued Monday (Aug. 14), police responded to a two-vehicle collision shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday. Durham Regional Police say a blue transport truck with a fully-loaded trailer was southbound on Lake Ridge Road at Davis … Continue reading Two men seriously injured after collision in Uxbridge

Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Amateur writers are once again invited to put pen to paper for the Write this Way contest, hosted by Brock Township Public Library. The third annual Peg Baillie Amateur Writing Contest kicked off August 1 with submissions being accepted until Sept. 23. With three age categories — junior (Grade 7 and 8), Teen (Grade 9 to 12) and Adult — the contest invites all amateur … Continue reading Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Collision temporarily closes Ramara Road 46

It seems the wet weather hasn’t deterred cottagers from making the drive through Orillia this weekend as police responded to a multiple-vehicle collision Friday evening (Aug. 4). Shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, OPP Communications tweeted Ramara Road 46, between Fairvalley Road and Highway 12, was closed due to a collision involving multiple vehicles. The road re-opened approximately an hour and fifteen minutes later, just before … Continue reading Collision temporarily closes Ramara Road 46

Brock’s Big Bite is coming to Cannington

The seventh annual Brock’s Big Bite will span the streets of Cannington Saturday (Aug. 12) as residents and visitors enjoy the community festival. Starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m., the event offers something for everyone, including activities, vendors, an art show and a children’s area. Musical guests include The Wanted, covering blues, rock, country and bluegrass, ‘rock meets folk’ band West Hammock, … Continue reading Brock’s Big Bite is coming to Cannington

Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride gets started in Brock

Durham Region is inviting residents, visitors and avid cyclists to register and take part in the Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride on Aug. 26.   Cyclists will be travelling from the shores of Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario, along the Beaver River Trail in Brock and a section of the Trans Canada Trail south to Ajax. Participants can experience the epic 95-km route or … Continue reading Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride gets started in Brock

Brock residents mourning the death of community icon Allan McPhail

Residents across the township are mourning the death of Second World War veteran, longtime educator and community icon Allan McPhail. Flags at the municipal office are at half-mast to honour the memory of the Cannington resident, who died Tuesday (Aug 1) at the age of 94. Known for his gruff voice and larger than life personality, McPhail dedicated his life to serving his community and … Continue reading Brock residents mourning the death of community icon Allan McPhail

Pefferlaw man arrested after allegedly hitting pedestrian and fleeing the scene

A 53-year-old Pefferlaw man is facing a string of charges after police say he fled the scene of a collision after intentionally striking a male victim in Uxbridge. According to police, officers were called to Ravenshoe Road around 7 p.m. last Thursday (July 27) for a fail to remain collision involving a pedestrian. A 55-year-old Uxbridge man was seriously injured after being struck by a … Continue reading Pefferlaw man arrested after allegedly hitting pedestrian and fleeing the scene

Police issue trail safety reminder

The Durham Regional Police Service is asking residents to learn the rules of the road before riding ATVs, and to ensure they have proper permits and safety equipment. In a safety statement issued earlier this week, DRPS noted ATVs are the fastest growing recreational vehicle on the market. While riding an ATV can be a fun summertime activity, police say it can also be very … Continue reading Police issue trail safety reminder

Beaverton optometrist facing allegations of misconduct, including sexual abuse

Beaverton optometrist Dr. Jon V. Barnes is facing numerous allegations of misconduct, including sexually harassing behavior towards patients and staff. Following a preliminary investigation, the College of Optometrists of Ontario is considering taking disciplinary action against Dr. Barnes, who practices from a clinic on Osborne Street that is currently closed for the holidays. As such, the Brock Voice was unable to reach Dr. Barnes for … Continue reading Beaverton optometrist facing allegations of misconduct, including sexual abuse