Sunderland residents remembering Don Pindar

Countless Sunderland residents are mourning the death of one of the community‚Äôs business leaders. Don Pindar, longtime owner of Pindar Fuels and the gas station/service centre on Highway 12, died peacefully at Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Thursday (Aug. 17) at the age of 95. He leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 71 years, Mary, his daughter, Patricia, as well as four grandchildren and … Continue reading Sunderland residents remembering Don Pindar

Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

A little more than a year after it was removed from the Beaverton Harbour, play equipment is expected to be installed at the park in Gamebridge next week, weather permitting. “They had planned to (install) it this week but the site is all wet,” says Nick Colucci, Director of Public Works for the Township of Brock. Now, so long as the rain holds off and … Continue reading Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lakeview Manor in Beaverton

This September, the community is invited to a picnic and wellness day on the grounds of Lakeview Manor to mark the golden anniversary of Beaverton’s long-term care home.  On Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Durham Region is partnering with Brock Community Health Centre to host the public celebration of the Manor’s 50th anniverary. Activities include a barbecue, children’s games, giveaways, demonstrations and … Continue reading Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lakeview Manor in Beaverton

Young advocate for mental health running through Brock

A 12-year-old boy is on his way to Brock as he runs from Barrie to Ottawa, all as an effort to raise funds for and awareness about youth mental health.   On day four of his journey, Zach, the young advocate behind ZachMakesTracks.ca, is running from Brechin to Brock on Wednesday (Aug. 16). The trip started on Sunday (Aug. 13) in Barrie and will conclude … Continue reading Young advocate for mental health running through Brock

Alcohol may have been a factor in Cannington crash: OPP

After two people were taken to hospital following a serious crash in Cannington Tuesday (Aug. 15), police now say alcohol may have been a factor. “The OPP are investigating the possibility that alcohol was a factor in collision (on Highway 12 in Cannington),” tweeted Sergeant Kerry Schmidt of the OPP on Thursday (Aug. 17). The following pictures were included in his tweet: He also noted … Continue reading Alcohol may have been a factor in Cannington crash: OPP

Two men seriously injured after collision in Uxbridge

A 21-year-old man from Brampton and a 23-year-old man visiting from Jamaica were seriously injured as result of a crash in Uxbridge last Friday (Aug. 11).According to a release issued Monday (Aug. 14), police responded to a two-vehicle collision shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday. Durham Regional Police say a blue transport truck with a fully-loaded trailer was southbound on Lake Ridge Road at Davis … Continue reading Two men seriously injured after collision in Uxbridge

Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Amateur writers are once again invited to put pen to paper for the Write this Way contest, hosted by Brock Township Public Library. The third annual Peg Baillie Amateur Writing Contest kicked off August 1 with submissions being accepted until Sept. 23. With three age categories — junior (Grade 7 and 8), Teen (Grade 9 to 12) and Adult — the contest invites all amateur … Continue reading Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Collision temporarily closes Ramara Road 46

It seems the wet weather hasn’t deterred cottagers from making the drive through Orillia this weekend as police responded to a multiple-vehicle collision Friday evening (Aug. 4). Shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, OPP Communications tweeted Ramara Road 46, between Fairvalley Road and Highway 12, was closed due to a collision involving multiple vehicles. The road re-opened approximately an hour and fifteen minutes later, just before … Continue reading Collision temporarily closes Ramara Road 46