Workers at a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton were reportedly attacked Thursday (Oct. 18) morning. Durham Regional Police say at approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, five men carrying guns approached a small group of workers tending to a legal outdoor marijuana grow-op near Concession Road 4 and Highway 12. Four workers were reportedly forced into the security trailer and tied up.Read more
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Coco Paving, a construction company known to do work in Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes, has been fined $325,000 following a 2015 incident that resulted in the death of an employee. According to the Ministry of Labour, the Nov. 2, 2015 incident took place during a road reconstruction project on Highway 7 near Sciberras Road in Markham. In a courtRead more
Two Cannington organizations and a resident of Sunderland were recognized by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) this week for their dedication to the environment. At its 37th annual Conservation Awards ceremony on Tuesday (Oct. 16), the LSRCA paid tribute to 23 individuals, businesses and groups who are working in their communities to improve the environment. Among the winnersRead more
After an SUV collided with a fire truck on Wednesday (Oct. 17), police are reminding motorists to be aware of emergency vehicles. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Orillia OPP responded to a collision on Highway 12 and Memorial Avenue in the City of Orillia. According to police, the collision involved an Orillia Fire Department (OFD) truck and a Sports UtilityRead more
Brock Township firefighters aided in the search for a missing fisherman on Lake Scugog. A small crew manned the department’s marine vessel for most of the day Tuesday (Oct. 16) searching for the man, who went missing around 5:30 p.m. a day prior. On Monday (Oct. 15), at approximately 5:20 p.m., emergency services were called to Centre Road and CrozierRead more
As of midnight this morning (Oct. 17), recreational marijuana use is legal across Canada, leading social media users to rename the day “Weed Wednesday”. Even with the legalization, authorities are quick to remind residents there are still rules to follow. In summary, individuals 19 and older are now able to: buy fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, plants and seedsRead more
Water and shoreline searches continue today for a fisherman whose canoe capsized last night on Lake Scugog. On Monday (Oct. 15), at approximately 5:20 p.m., emergency services were called to Centre Road and Crozier Lane on Scugog Island for a boater in distress. Durham Regional Police say it was reported the 31-year-old Toronto fisherman was out alone in his canoeRead more
A fire and power outage Monday (Oct. 15) in the Beaverton beach area was caused by a tree that came in contact with a hydro line.
According to Fire Chief Rick Harrison, the the lines came in contact with the tree in the area of 26760 Cedarhurst Beach Road. As of 11 p.m., firefighters had cleared the scene and crews were working to restore hydro.Read more
With just a week to go before the municipal election, ballot return stations have been opened across the Township.
Along with the municipal office in Cannington (during regular office hours), completed vote-by-mail kits can also be dropped off at the Beaverton Thorah Community Centre and the Sunderland Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day this week (Oct. 15 to 19).Read more
A 79-year-old Georgina resident is charged with fraud following an incident in Peterborough. According to Peterborough Police, on Sept. 26, an individual was seen attending the returns desk at a Lansdowne Street West store allegedly returning items that had not been purchased. Through the investigation the person was identified and attended the Peterborough police station on Oct. 14, where heRead more