Monthly Archives: August 2017

Port Perry Hospital restoration to continue until Spring or Summer 2018

According to an expert review, restoration work at the Port Perry Hospital is expected to continue until late Spring or early Summer, 2018. A release from Lakeridge Health on Thursday (Aug. 31) noted the Aug. 25 fire at the Port Perry Hospital left the electrical, mechanical and environmental systems heavily damaged. Read more: Chief says fire at Lakeridge Health Port

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Durham Region residents invited to view draft Transportation Master Plan

Durham Region logo

Until the end of September, the public can view Durham Region’s draft Transportation Master Plan. According to the Region, the Transportation Master Plan is a strategic planning document designed to define the policies, programs and infrastructure improvements required to plan for Durham’s future transportation needs. The original plan was approved by Regional Council in 2003 and in the 14 years

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Lori Josephson and Team Canada earn fifth place at Rugby World Cup 

It’s official, Beaverton’s Lori Josephson helped her team — her nation’s team — return to Canada having earned fifth place at the Rugby World Cup. A 43-12 victory over Australia in the fifth place play-off game on Saturday (Aug. 26) was enough to secure the top-five finish for Canada’s women’s rugby team. New Zealand remains the highest ranked team in

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Draft horse community mourning the loss of Sunderland’s Ted English

Family and friends, including those in the draft horse community across Canada, are mourning the death of Ted English of Country Lane Belgians in Sunderland. Chris English, Ted’s wife of nearly five years, says her husband passed away on Monday (Aug. 28) after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She says Ted was a humble man, kind, caring and

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Intercontinental investigation nets largest cocaine haul in OPP history

Cocaine from OPP Project HOPE

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has wrapped up an intercontinental investigation netting 1062 kilograms of pure cocaine, the largest single drug seizure in OPP history. At a news conference at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia on Monday (Aug. 28), Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes, Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum and representatives from the project’s partner agencies unveiled details of the investigation and

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