Beaverton man faces aggravated assault charge in connection to death of Joshua Elliott

Police have charged a second individual in relation to the May 26 incident in Beaverton that left a Cannington man dead. James Glen, 20, of Beaverton is charged with aggravated assault, according to a June 29 release from Durham Regional Police. On Monday (June 26), one month after the death of Joshua Elliott, police charged Lucas Bovell, 24, with second degree murder. He had been … Continue reading Beaverton man faces aggravated assault charge in connection to death of Joshua Elliott

Warmer winter to blame for increase of cats at Brock Township Animal Shelter

The Brock Township Animal Shelter is asking area residents to open their hearts and homes to new feline family members as staff care for an unusually significant influx in cats and kittens. According to Shelter staff, an influx of cats and kittens is not uncommon during the months of March through October but this year, possibly due to the weather, they say the increase has … Continue reading Warmer winter to blame for increase of cats at Brock Township Animal Shelter

Strike by construction union stops work on Mara Road

Work on three contracted road construction projects in Durham – including the rehabilitation of Mara Road in Beaverton – has stopped following labour disruption. The strike vote by LiUNA Local 183 involves the Oshawa Signatory Contractors and went into effect on Tuesday (June 20) at 4 p.m. A press release from the Region the following day noted that work was halted immediately. “There will be … Continue reading Strike by construction union stops work on Mara Road

Report on Sunderland subdivision expected this fall

It will likely be months until members of township council weigh in on a controversial proposal to expand the Kaitlin subdivision in Sunderland. According to CAO/Clerk Thom Gettinby, the upcoming summer recess means that a report on the issue won’t be tabled until the fall. “We’re out of meetings soon,” he said, noting that the final planning meeting before the break is slated for Monday … Continue reading Report on Sunderland subdivision expected this fall

Sunderland Lions celebrate grand opening of walking trail

Local politicians joined members of the Sunderland Lions Club over the weekend to celebrate grand opening of the village’s new walking trail. Stretching a kilometre through the fairgrounds, the route was designed as a recreation destination for residents of all ages and abilities. The Ontario Trillium Foundation contributed more than $90,000 in funding for the project, with the remaining $60,000 generated through the Lions’ fundraising … Continue reading Sunderland Lions celebrate grand opening of walking trail

Crowdfunding campaign launched to benefit family of Fenelon Falls teen

An online crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help cover the funeral expenses of the teenager who drowned in Fenelon Falls over the weekend. According to police, 15-year-old Harley Broome went missing while swimming with friends at the locks on Saturday (June 10) afternoon. His body was recovered shortly after 8 p.m. The campaign – which can be found at http://bit.ly/2shHngF — was launched by … Continue reading Crowdfunding campaign launched to benefit family of Fenelon Falls teen

Free rides at Canada Day Festival in Cannington

Canada Day in Cannington will be extra special this year as residents and visitors are treated to free rides in MacLeod Park. The 2017 Canada Day Festival, hosted by the Cannington Lions Club, includes free attractions, rides and games thanks to a sponsorship from Canada Protection Plan. In previous years, attendees needed to purchase tickets or wristbands to enjoy some features of the festival. However, with … Continue reading Free rides at Canada Day Festival in Cannington

Beaverton Lions have quite a party planned for Canada Day

A Juno-winning musician will headline the Canada Day festivities in Beaverton this year. Following a generous donation and sponsorship from RE/MAX Country Lakes Reality, Paul Reddick – the 2017 winner for Blues Album of the Year – will be taking the stage at the Beaverton fairgrounds on July 1. “For more 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the … Continue reading Beaverton Lions have quite a party planned for Canada Day

Skilled construction workers needed for Cannington Haunted Trail barn-raising

About a year of fundraising will soon culminate in a barn-raising for the team of volunteers behind the Cannington Haunted Trail. After collecting more than $21,000 in donations, organizers are hoping to get to work on constructing a permanent facility in MacLeod Park and are looking for help from experienced builders over the June 17/18 and 24/25 weekends. “This has been such an exciting project … Continue reading Skilled construction workers needed for Cannington Haunted Trail barn-raising