Monthly Archives: November 2017

Survey says Brock residents want increased fire service

Although only 21 residents reportedly completed the online survey regarding Brock Township’s 2018 budget, results show a desire for increased fire service. A report to the Finance Committee, scheduled for Monday (Dec. 4), says residents who responded are also interested in an increase in the level of winter control and road maintenance. They are satisfied, according to the report, with

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Durham Regional Police launching eighth annual Seniors’ Christmas program

Durham Regional Police Seniors Christmas program

Officers with the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) will once again reach out to long-term care residents throughout the region this holiday season. Starting Monday (Dec. 4), officers will visit with residents of long-term care homes in Durham Region as part of the eighth annual Seniors’ Christmas outreach program. As part of the program, officers will bring gifts and chat

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School bus service in Durham uninterrupted as tentative deal reached

A tentative agreement between First Student Canada and the union representing its Ajax and Brooklin school bus drivers means service will continue uninterrupted. “Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) has been notified by First Student Canada that Unifor 4268, the union representing First Student Ajax and First Student Brooklin school bus drivers has reached a tentative agreement,” reads a notice posted

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Brock Township receives $5,000 to make Gamebridge playground accessible

Frank Cowan Company Home Grown program

A cheque for $5,000 will help the Township of Brock make the Gamebridge playground fully accessible. The Frank Cowan Company Home Town Program presented the Township with $5,000 this week to help cover the construction costs. According to a release from the Township, the community playground will be equipped with FIBAR material providing an accessible surface and a drainage layer

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Brock’s online community invited to give the gift of giving

One of Brock Township’s most active online collectives is calling on the broader community to help fill the gaps at area food banks. Brock’s Ultimate Deals and Beaverton Treasure Finds, managed by Adeline Khoo Pettit, PeggyLee McLean and Colin Theodoru, are asking their membership to raise funds through online auctions, item donations or cash donations in support of the local

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Twenty-five people charged with drunk driving during second week of Festive RIDE

More than two dozen people were charged with drunk driving offenses during the second week of the Festive Ride program in Durham. Nearly than 2,700 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Clarington throughout the week and 101 roadside breath tests were administered. In addition to the 25 arrested for drinking and driving,

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Letter: Recommendations from former firefighter include Township purchase of aerial truck

Township office

An open letter to Brock Township Council: I have recently become aware that Brock Township is considering the acquisition of an aerial/ladder truck. I also understand that the acquisition of such a truck was recently recommended in a consultant’s report. I have had an opportunity to read that report. Opinion: I am expressing my opinion based of having been a

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