Monthly Archives: March 2018

Animal Control supervisor urges responsible cat ownership in Brock

Sammi the cat

Cat owners in Brock Township are reminded to keep their cats indoors, on their property or on a leash. Discussion about the issue during the March 26 protection to persons and property committee meeting following the receipt of a letter from a Cannington resident. Richard Howting wrote the Township asking if council could consider “funding appropriate measures” to alleviate the

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LETTER: Cannington resident calls out council for changes to social media policy

Township office

It has been reported that you recently voted in favour to the new Brock Township social media policy.  While much of the policy makes sense and outlines some common sense issues, I believe one of the sections deserves attention and comment. Specifically, Section 6.3.3:  “Staff will not use their personal social media accounts to comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures and decisions of Council or senior staff on the basis that there are alternate mechanisms in place to address any concerns.” 

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Durham Regional Police seeking witnesses to weekend tragedy on Lake Simcoe

DRPS

Four days after a man fell through the ice on Lake Simcoe, police have issued a call for witnesses as they investigate the incident. In a March 28 release, Durham Regional Police outlined the events, as they understand them, leading to the death of a snowmobiler, although they have not released his name. Family members have confirmed Ken Eastcott passed

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Changes to Township’s social media policy prohibit employees from questioning council decisions

Township office

Brock Township is making a move to tighten its social media policy involving the personal social media accounts of its employees. Members of council approved revisions to the policy at the administration and personnel committee meeting Monday (March 26) that prohibit employees from using their social media accounts to “comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures

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Durham District School Board votes to cut North Durham representation

The Durham District School Board has voted to reduce North Durham representation from two trustees to one. Earlier this month, the board sought public input on the proposed changes, launching a survey for residents across the region on March 6. Brock councillors voted Monday (March 26) to support a notice of motion from the Township of Scugog expressing opposition to

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