Sunderland residents remembering Don Pindar

Countless Sunderland residents are mourning the death of one of the community’s 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

Registrations rolling in for Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride

Durham Region is inviting residents, visitors and avid cyclists to register and take part in the Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride on Aug. 26. Cyclists will be travelling from the shores of Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario, along the Beaver River Trail in Brock and a section of the Trans Canada Trail south to Ajax. Participants can experience the epic 95-km route or simply … Continue reading Registrations rolling in for Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride

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

Harbour of the Future

“Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

Feedback about the “coffin-like” benches at the Beaverton Harbour will be taken into consideration as the organization behind the project prepares for the second phase. “Like all experiments, there are certain elements that work very well and other elements, not so much,” said Hilary Van Welter of the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) at Monday (July 31) night’s Brock Township council meeting. “It certainly got people … Continue reading “Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

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

Police warning residents about new phone scams that are making the rounds

The Durham Regional Police have sent out a warning to residents regarding three new scam techniques that are being used by phone fraudsters. “Members of our Fraud Unit have identified several new frauds that are becoming common across Durham Region. Unfortunately, fraudsters are constantly coming up with new ways to scam money or property from the public and residents are asked to be vigilant,” a … Continue reading Police warning residents about new phone scams that are making the rounds

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

Beaverton resident wins $5 million lotto prize

A Beaverton resident has hit the jackpot. Les Simpson collected a $5 million prize from the July 15 LOTTO 6/49 draw. “As the retailer scanned my ticket, I could hear music coming from the terminal. Then OLG called to confirm my win,” he said in a media release from Ontario Lottery and Gaming. He quickly shared the news with his wife. “I called my wife … Continue reading Beaverton resident wins $5 million lotto prize

Vimy Oak trees planted in Beaverton

In a ceremony held at the Beaverton Town Hall Tuesday (July 18), members of the Beaverton Legion, presented Mayor John Grant and Ward 2 Councillor Cyndi Schaffer with a certificate of authenticity to accompany the Vimy Oak that was recently planted near the gazebo at Alexander Muir Park. An additional Vimy Oak was also planted at the Legion. The Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern … Continue reading Vimy Oak trees planted in Beaverton