The Brock Voice and the Sunderland Legion are teaming up to host a debate heading into the June 7 provincial election. The event will be held Wednesday, May 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion branch on River Street and will be moderated by Scott Howard of The Brock Voice. Incumbent Conservative MPP Laurie Scott will be joinedRead more
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Dear Mr. Grant: Re: Cannington Sidewalks It seems there is a misperception regarding the value of sidewalks in Brock Township, and in particular I speak of St. John Street in Cannington. At my house, the front entrance is off the sidewalk. That’s the way the house was when I bought it, and it is part of the value of myRead more
A father in Sunderland is asking for officials to address the issue of speeding on his street, noting his concern for the safety of his daughter as well as other children in the area. In a letter included in Monday’s (May 7) agenda package, Shawn Bereznicki of Sunderland expressed his fear that speeding on his street, Lorne Street, could haveRead more
Seniors in Scugog are expected to have easier access to high quality care after 53 new long-term care beds are made available in Scugog. Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, was in Port Perry Friday (April 27) along with Southbridge Care Homes Inc. to announce the new beds. These beds are part of the province’s commitment to build 5,000 new beds by 2022Read more
A representative from the Ministry of Education would like to see an EarlyON Child and Family Centre facilitated at Manilla Hall, as would a Manilla resident. In a letter to the Ministry of Education, included in the agenda package for Monday’s (April 23) council meeting, a resident of Manilla submitted a request that the hall be considered a location forRead more
Brock Township currently has nearly $19 million socked away. According to a report from Treasurer Laura Barta, which is included on the agenda for Monday’s (April 16) finance committee meeting, that figure is comprised of nearly $15 million in reserve funds, $3.3 in reserves and $920,000 in trust accounts. It concludes by noting that the municipality earned nearly $230,000 worthRead more
Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor will be filling out the term as regional chair following the death of Roger Anderson last month.
She was appointed to the post by regional council on Wednesday (April 11) and will be officially sworn in shortly, making her the fifth regional chair and the first female to hold this role.Read more
Durham Region expects the construction of a new well in Cannington to start in early 2019, subject to the receipt of necessary approvals. In a March 15 email to Mayor John Grant, included in Monday’s (April 9) agenda package, John Presta, Director of Environmental Services for Durham Region, provided an update regarding the Cannington well and the Sunderland standby well.Read more
A week after they were unanimously approved by council, staff are reviewing changes to the Township’s social media policy after it garnered online criticism from residents.
The revisions approved March 26 prohibit employees from using their social media accounts to “comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures and decisions of council” and also precludes staff from identifying themselves as municipal staff on social media.Read more
A quick survey of area municipalities has revealed that Brock Township is one of only a few to place restrictions on personal social media posts by employees.
Members of council approved a new policy last week that prohibits employees from using their social media accounts to “comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures and decisions of council.”Read more