October 20th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The chilly weather isn’t stopping around 25,000 runners. They’re pounding the pavement in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon beginning at 8 a.m., Sunday. The event is expected to bring in $30-million for the city’s economy and raise millions for charity. It’s also a good day to consider public transit. The 5K race and half marathon will leave a number of roads closed in an area bounded by Queen Street to Lake Ontario, and Windermere to Victoria Park. Other roads in this area will be shut down periodically, as well. Click here to see the full list of road closures.
October 17th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Ontario drivers are forking over 70-90 per cent of the cash for the province’s road infrastructure costs, adding up to $7.5-billion a year. The Conference Board of Canada says the money comes from Ontarians paying fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees and tolls. Drivers in the Toronto and Hamilton area are paying about $1-billion dollars more than it costs to operate the road network, but Premier Kathleen Wynne has said the province will have to charge new fees in that area to bring the $2-billion a year need to upgrade public transit in Toronto and Hamilton.
October 15th, 2013 | Comments (0)
An Oshawa man has been charged after a woman was struck by a vehicle over the weekend. Durham Police say the 31-year-old pedestrian was crossing at Stevenson Road South and Gibb Street when she was hit by a Jeep. She suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 23-year-old Patrick Derry is facing Careless Driving charges.
October 13th, 2013 | Comments (0)
If you’re planning on finishing up your Thanksgiving long weekend in the city, plan your route carefully. A portion of Toronto subway is closed. The Yonge-University line is shut down from Bloor to St. George stations, and that’s because of signal installation. It’s expected to reopen on Tuesday. Shuttle buses are running, but keep in mind, they won’t run as far south as union station and will stop at king due to construction in the area.
October 10th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Commuters won’t be able to taken the ramp from Highway 410 southbound to Highway 401 westbound starting Thursday at midnight. The ramp will be fully closed until 5 a.m. Friday for construction. Drivers are being urged to plan an alternate route in advance.
Provincial liberals introducing legislation to make large chain restaurants list calories on the menu
October 9th, 2013 | Comments (0)
There could soon be calorie counts on menus at your favourite restaurant. The governing liberals say they’ll be introducing legislation that would require large chain restaurants to list calories and other nutritional information on their menus. Health minister Deb Matthews says she’ll also look into reducing the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks aimed at children.
October 4th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Oshawa fire fighters had to rescue a man using a raft after his vehicle went over a guardrail into a marsh. Police say it happened early Friday morning in the Victoria Street area of Whitby. They say his car jumped the rail and landed in the Lynde Marsh. Fire crews floated a raft out to the man as he waited on the hood of his car. Officers believe weather conditions were a factor in the crash.
October 3rd, 2013 | Comments (0)
U.S. President Barack Obama had his first meeting with congressional leaders since much of the government shut down early Tuesday. But Wednesday’s 90-minute session didn’t move the two sides any closer to a resolution to end the stalemate, now into its third day. House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama refuses to negotiate. Senate Democrats are demanding that the government be re-opened without any measure attached to change his health care law.
October 1st, 2013 | Comments (0)
A collision between a scooter and tractor trailer has left one woman dead. Toronto police say it happened just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at Gerrard and Carlaw. The woman was crossing the street, when the tractor trailer struck her while she was on a mobility scooter. Officers have not released her name or age, but reports suggest she was in her 50’s.
September 30th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Durham police will be out in full force this week as they begin a traffic blitz in the region. They’ll be looking for distracted drivers. Spokesperson Jodi MacLean says there are many things that constitute distracted driving. “Of course most people think of texting while driving or talking on the phone while driving when they think of the term distracted driving. But it can be anything from applying make up to reading to dialling that phone, it’s still taking your attention off of the road.” MacLean adds it’s important drivers focus on the task at hand, which is driving. She says it only takes seconds for a crash to happen and warns even experienced drivers aren’t exempt from distractions. The Insurance Bureau of Canada studies found distracted drivers are just as impaired as someone with a .08 blood alcohol level. OPP say distracted driving has been the leading contributor in fatal crashes this year. Distracted driving impacts your wallet as well, it’s a $155 fine. To see a video about distracted driving made by Durham Police click here.
September 28th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A Toronto woman is facing charges after a pedestrian was hit and sent flying through the air. Durham police say on Wednesday, around 8:30 a.m., the 42-year-old was crossing Dundas, near White Oaks Drive, when a vehicle struck her as it was turning left. Witnesses say they the victim was airborne for some distance before landing. Officers say her injuries were minor and she is expected to recover. The driver – 24-year-old Vimla Mangru – is facing charges.
September 24th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The Region of Durham would like motorists to be aware that road resurfacing will cause daily lane restrictions on Thickson Road and overnight road closures on Rossland Road in Whitby. The maintenance is scheduled for September 30th and should wrap up by the end of October. Rossland Road will be closed through traffic at Thickson Road for two nights between October 7th and 11th from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.