Monthly Archives: July 2018

Police clarify circumstances of the rescue of two people from submerged car

The DRPS has issued a correction to its account of a single-vehicle accident on Regional Road 13 Sunday (July 29) night and the dramatic rescue that followed.

While the initial press release issued by police noted that the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle — who has also been charged in relation to the accident — escaped prior to the arrival of officers, the story has now changed considerably.

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Woman charged after vehicle with young occupants found submerged in Brock

Police say a 40-year-old woman faces alcohol-related charges after a vehicle was found submerged in water in Brock Township. Durham Regional Police say two officers and several citizens came to the aid of three occupants after finding a vehicle submerged in water shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night (July 29). Officers from Central East Division were driving back to the

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Students safe after canoe sinks on Lake Simcoe

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More than a dozen students and their counsellor are safe after their canoe reportedly sunk on Lake Simcoe yesterday. Orillia OPP responded to the call about an overturned canoe shortly after noon Thursday (July 26). Police say the canoe was carrying 14 people from the Youth Leadership Camps of Canada. They had reportedly been paddling on Lake Simcoe from McCrae

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Police seeking public’s help after 16-year-old reportedly assaulted in Uxbridge

Investigators are asking the public to help identify the person responsible for an assault that reportedly sent a 16-year-old to hospital yesterday. On Tuesday (July 24) at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers were called to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital regarding a 16-year-old male with multiple injuries. He was later taken to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for further tests and treatment,

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Durham District School Board concerned with proposed curriculum changes

The Durham District School Board has issued a letter outlining concerns with the Provincial Government’s intent to revert to a previous health and physical education curriculum. The letter, released Wednesday (July 25), reads as follows: “On behalf of the Trustees of the Durham District School Board, we are voicing our collective concerns relating to the provincial government’s recent decision to

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Accused killer of Josh Elliott pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Toronto man has plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of Josh Elliott of Cannington. Court officials have confirmed Lucas Bovell, who had been charged with second degree murder, plead guilty to manslaughter on Thursday, July 19. Elliott was killed May 26, 2017 following an incident in the area of Mara Road and Dundas Street in Beaverton. Officers were

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