New affordable housing units for seniors being built in Cannington

It may have qualified as the worst-kept secret in the township over the past year or so but news on new affordable housing units for seniors being built in Cannington has finally been released.

According to a press release from the Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation, 50 new units should be completed in the village by the end of next year. While a location was not specified in the media release, it is the former Cannington Public School site on McKay Street.

Beaverton firefighters withdraw donation of aerial unit after private meeting with Township officials

The Beaverton Thorah Firefighters’ Association has withdrawn its donation of an aerial unit following a second private meeting with members of council and staff in little more than a week.

While slated to make a public presentation during a special meeting of council on Monday (March 26) afternoon, those plans have been shelved following a meeting at the municipal office at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 22) night. According to a source that was in attendance, the meeting included Mayor John Grant, Regional Councillor Ted Smith, Ward 4 Councillor Therese Miller, CAO/Clerk Thom Gettinby and Fire Chief Rick Harrison as well as five firefighters.