Monthly Archives: January 2018

OPP investigate death of 10-week-old in Oakwood

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Police are investigating the death of a 10-week-old baby in Oakwood last week. According to the OPP, emergency services personnel responded to an Oakwood home shortly after 6:30 p.m. last Thursday (Jan. 25). Police say the male infant was not breathing and was transported to hospital. He was later transferred to a Toronto area hospital and subsequently pronounced dead. Check back

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Hearing date set for Beaverton optometrist

A hearing date has been set for the Beaverton optometrist facing allegations of misconduct, including sexually harassing behavior towards patients and staff. The hearing has been set for March 22, nearly nine months after allegations against Dr. Jon V. Barnes were referred to the Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Allegations of professional misconduct on the part

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McCaskill’s Mills launches survey on outdoor classroom

Staff at McCaskill’s Mills in Cannington are looking for community input as it prepares to launch an outdoor classroom. Local residents are invited to take part in a brief survey to share their thoughts on the project. The McCaskill’s Mills Public School SCC (School Community Council) intends to form partnerships with all past, present and future users of this great

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Summer occupancy expected for expansion of Gillespie Gardens

New residents are expected to move into the $2.8-million expansion of Gillespie Gardens in Beaverton this summer. Joseph Bonura, Chief Building Official for Brock Township, confirmed Monday (Jan. 29) that the construction of the expansion is nearly complete. Furthermore, occupancy is expected as early as July or August 2018. Though this project has not yet been officially announced, Township councillors

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Police find fire smouldering beneath unconscious man

A small fire was reportedly smouldering under one of two men found unconscious by police in Oshawa. Just after 8 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25), two front-line Durham Regional Police officers, on routine patrol, decided to investigate reports of drug activity in the area of Phillips and Albert streets. They found two unconscious men, both in their 20s, inside an abandoned

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Budget talks begin in Brock

A deputation from the Brock Township Public Library and a request from the Manilla Community Hall Board are expected to be received at next week’s Finance Committee meeting as councillors and staff prepare to set the 2018 budget. The Finance Committee meeting starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 30) in the Council Chambers. Susan Dalton, Secretary/Treasurer and CEO of Brock

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Free wireless internet now available at Manilla Hall

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Visitors to Manilla Hall can now enjoy free wireless internet access, thanks to the generosity of an internet service provider with a 19-year history in Durham Region. Ruralwave is known primarily for wireless internet solutions, providing options to rural customers that have limited choices for getting online.  In 2016, the company set its sights on enhancing high-speed internet services for

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