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

Harbour of the Future

“Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

Feedback about the “coffin-like” benches at the Beaverton Harbour will be taken into consideration as the organization behind the project prepares for the second phase. “Like all experiments, there are certain elements that work very well and other elements, not so much,” said Hilary Van Welter of the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) at Monday (July 31) night’s Brock Township council meeting. “It certainly got people … Continue reading “Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

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

Police warning residents about new phone scams that are making the rounds

The Durham Regional Police have sent out a warning to residents regarding three new scam techniques that are being used by phone fraudsters. “Members of our Fraud Unit have identified several new frauds that are becoming common across Durham Region. Unfortunately, fraudsters are constantly coming up with new ways to scam money or property from the public and residents are asked to be vigilant,” a … Continue reading Police warning residents about new phone scams that are making the rounds

Business owner and his wife are on the mend following car accident

Local business owner Ben Smith and his wife, Donna, are on the mend following a serious accident in Kawartha Lakes last week. According to the OPP, the two-vehicle crash occurred on Kawartha Lakes Road 8, near Bulmer’s Road, around 5:30 p.m. last Thursday (July 20) when a vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old Georgina man allegedly crossed the centre line and collided with the couple’s … Continue reading Business owner and his wife are on the mend following car accident

Pot plant stolen and left in Pefferlaw

If you happened to leave a pot plant in Pefferlaw over the weekend, the York Regional Police want you to give them a call. In a Facebook post Monday (July 24) morning, officers humorously asked if the owner wanted to come forward. “This pot was too heavy for the thief that ended up dropping it in the Glenview Ave, Pefferlaw area this morning. Call us … Continue reading Pot plant stolen and left in Pefferlaw

Boy on bouncy slide

No midways at Sunderland, Beaverton fairs this fall

New adventures await attendees of the Beaverton and Sunderland fall fairs as organizers bid goodbye to the midways and hello to a variety of inflatables and other attractions. Cathy Allison, president of the Sunderland Fall Fair which runs Sept. 12 and 13, says the decision was made after the community’s midway provider amalgamated with a larger amusement company. The new provider, she says, doesn’t do … Continue reading No midways at Sunderland, Beaverton fairs this fall

Suspicious package investigated at Durham courthouse

Police responded to the Durham courthouse in Oshawa yesterday after reports a suspicious bag was left outside the main entrance on a bench. Around 7 p.m. Thursday (July 20), officers arrived and located a black briefcase with no identifying markers. As a precaution the area was cordoned off along Bond Street and vehicle and pedestrian traffic was blocked. The DRPS Tactical Support and the Explosive … Continue reading Suspicious package investigated at Durham courthouse

Residents invited to participate in Affordable and Seniors’ Housing survey

Residents of Durham Region are invited to have their say about affordable and seniors’ housing. The Affordable and Seniors’ Housing Task Force, an ad hoc committee of Regional council, is working to identify strategies that support the creation and maintenance of affordable and seniors housing. The intention is for the strategies to be used to inform the 2017 Social Housing Servicing and Financing Study. As … Continue reading Residents invited to participate in Affordable and Seniors’ Housing survey