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

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

Pefferlaw man arrested after allegedly hitting pedestrian and fleeing the scene

A 53-year-old Pefferlaw man is facing a string of charges after police say he fled the scene of a collision after intentionally striking a male victim in Uxbridge. According to police, officers were called to Ravenshoe Road around 7 p.m. last Thursday (July 27) for a fail to remain collision involving a pedestrian. A 55-year-old Uxbridge man was seriously injured after being struck by a … Continue reading Pefferlaw man arrested after allegedly hitting pedestrian and fleeing the scene

Beaverton optometrist facing allegations of misconduct, including sexual abuse

Beaverton optometrist Dr. Jon V. Barnes is facing numerous allegations of misconduct, including sexually harassing behavior towards patients and staff. Following a preliminary investigation, the College of Optometrists of Ontario is considering taking disciplinary action against Dr. Barnes, who practices from a clinic on Osborne Street that is currently closed for the holidays. As such, the Brock Voice was unable to reach Dr. Barnes for … Continue reading Beaverton optometrist facing allegations of misconduct, including sexual abuse

Business owner and his wife are on the mend following car accident

Local business owner Ben Smith and his wife, Donna, are on the mend following a serious accident in Kawartha Lakes last week. According to the OPP, the two-vehicle crash occurred on Kawartha Lakes Road 8, near Bulmer’s Road, around 5:30 p.m. last Thursday (July 20) when a vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old Georgina man allegedly crossed the centre line and collided with the couple’s … Continue reading Business owner and his wife are on the mend following car accident

Pot plant stolen and left in Pefferlaw

If you happened to leave a pot plant in Pefferlaw over the weekend, the York Regional Police want you to give them a call. In a Facebook post Monday (July 24) morning, officers humorously asked if the owner wanted to come forward. “This pot was too heavy for the thief that ended up dropping it in the Glenview Ave, Pefferlaw area this morning. Call us … Continue reading Pot plant stolen and left in Pefferlaw

Suspicious package investigated at Durham courthouse

Police responded to the Durham courthouse in Oshawa yesterday after reports a suspicious bag was left outside the main entrance on a bench. Around 7 p.m. Thursday (July 20), officers arrived and located a black briefcase with no identifying markers. As a precaution the area was cordoned off along Bond Street and vehicle and pedestrian traffic was blocked. The DRPS Tactical Support and the Explosive … Continue reading Suspicious package investigated at Durham courthouse

Beaverton area home gutted by fire

An early morning fire has caused extensive damage to a home on Osborne Street (Regional Road 23) in Beaverton. According to Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrison, the fire was reported by a passerby around 3 a.m. Sunday (July 16). “No one was home when the fire was called in,” he said in an interview from the scene. Firefighters from all three Township halls responded, … Continue reading Beaverton area home gutted by fire

Police reminding seniors to be wary of scams

Durham police have issued a warning to area seniors after an 86-year-old woman was targeted by scammers in Scugog earlier this week. According to police, a complainant reported on Monday (July 10) that her mother had been defrauded and tricked into handing over a large sum of money. Following an investigation, police said that it appears the suspect, who identified himself as a bank employee, … Continue reading Police reminding seniors to be wary of scams