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Secret Santa for a Senior program returns to Durham

Residents in Brock Township and across Durham Region are once again being asked to play Secret Santa for a Senior.

The Durham Elder Abuse Network (DEAN) has issued a call to area residents and businesses to sponsor gift packages – including a personal needs item (such as shampoo, conditioner or lotion), a comfort item (a pillow, pajamas or winter clothing) and an interest item (a book, magazine or treat) — for elderly residents this holiday season.

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Durham Region contributes up to $225,000 to help build new home for Brock CHC

A permanent facility for the Brock Community Health Centre has moved one step closer to reality after a sizable donation from Durham Region.

In a press release, CHC officials said they were please to recognize financial contribution from the Region, which will cover 25 per cent of the community component of the capital project up to a maximum of $225,000.

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Beaverton firefighters withdraw donation of aerial unit after private meeting with Township officials

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The Beaverton Thorah Firefighters’ Association has withdrawn its donation of an aerial unit following a second private meeting with members of council and staff in little more than a week.

While slated to make a public presentation during a special meeting of council on Monday (March 26) afternoon, those plans have been shelved following a meeting at the municipal office at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 22) night. According to a source that was in attendance, the meeting included Mayor John Grant, Regional Councillor Ted Smith, Ward 4 Councillor Therese Miller, CAO/Clerk Thom Gettinby and Fire Chief Rick Harrison as well as five firefighters.

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Special council meeting planned for firefighters association deputation

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A deputation from the Beaverton-Thorah Firefighters Association is expected to be the only item on the agenda for a special council meeting set for Monday (March 26) afternoon. Although the agenda for the meeting has not been made public, Township staff have confirmed it is set to take place at 1:30 p.m.. The deputation from the Association is expected to

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Development Charge concerns at root of donation delay in Brock Township

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Brock Mayor John Grant says the issue at the heart of the aerial unit donation is whether it would interfere with a future council using development charges to purchase a new truck. At Monday’s (March 19) council meeting, Grant told his peers the deputation from the Beaverton Firefighters’ Association had been withdrawn from the day’s agenda, following a meeting held

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Deputation on donation of aerial unit by Beaverton firefighters delayed

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A planned deputation to township council on the donation of an aerial unit by Beaverton area firefighters has been postponed temporarily.

Initially planned for Monday’s (March 19) council meeting, the Beaverton-Thorah Firefighters’ Association now intends to make its presentation during the protection to persons and property committee session on March 26 and has submitted that request to the Township.

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Editorial: Donation deserves better than out-of-place outrage

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Donations aren’t known to be controversial. Typically, when a community group raises funds or offers a donation to a municipality, the donation is accepted with open arms and grateful hearts. Residents will thank the group for their efforts, recognizing how fortunate they are to live in an area with such caring organizations. Elected officials often publicly recognize these donations and

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