Monthly Archives: October 2017

Peg Baillie Memorial Amateur Writing Contest winners announced

After demonstrating their craft and competing against their peers, 10 local authors have officially been named winners of the Peg Baillie Memorial Amateur Writing Contest. This was the third year of the contest, hosted by the Brock Township Public Library. According to library staff, it was the biggest year yet. “Our third year running resulted in the highest number of

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Lakeridge Health provides update on reconstruction of Port Perry hospital

Lakeridge Health Port Perry fire

Crews are working “around the clock” to rebuild the Port Perry hospital following a fire in August. In a video posted to the Lakeridge Health website earlier this week, President and CEO Matthew Anderson assured area residents that the hospital would reopen as soon as possible. “While construction is expected to be a lengthy process, it gives us the opportunity

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Two men charged in incident that led to death of Cannington resident appear in court

Two men facing charges in the incident that led to the death of 21-year-old Josh Elliott of Cannington back in May appeared in court this week. Lucas Bovell of Toronto, who has been charged with second degree murder, and James Glen of Beaverton, who has been has been charged with aggravated assault, appeared for a pre-trial hearing on Monday (Oct.

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OMB grants approval for marijuana production facility in Cannington

The Ontario Municipal Board has granted approval for the development of a marijuana production facility on Cannington’s main street. In an 11-page ruling dated Oct. 13 OMB Vice-Chair Chris Conti wrote that the concerns raised by appellant Bruce Hurley were settled during a two-day hearing back in May and the board is “satisfied” that the issues raised were addressed. However, the

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Two men charged after police allegedly uncover stolen items at Beaverton home

Two men are facing numerous charges after police executed a search warrant at a Beaverton home over the weekend. According to the Durham Regional Police, officers searched an Elmwood Avenue in Beaverton Saturday (Oct. 14) and located several stolen items including two fishing boats, lawnmowers, power tools and fishing equipment. “It is believed that some of the property was stolen

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Council signs off on site plan agreement for expansion of Gillespie Gardens in Beaverton

While construction is well underway, the expansion of Gillespie Gardens formally got the green-light from the Township this week. At Monday’s (Oct. 16) meeting, members of council signed off on a site plan agreement with Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation for the $2.8 million project, a two-storey addition that features 18 one-bedroom fully accessible units. Gillespie Gardens currently features 48 units

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