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New pad means more cargo

2014-11-18

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

With the expansion of Highway 407 to the city, the Port of Oshawa is working on expanding its services to meet an anticipated growth in demand.

The Oshawa Port Authority announced it has started the construction of a new c ... READ

 
The Port of Oshawa, seen earlier this year, is set to undergo some expansion with the construction of a new cargo pad. Oshawa Port Authority CEO Donna Taylor says the plan is for it to be completed by the end of the year so that it is immediately available for shipments once the seaway reopens in March.

EXPRESS NEWS
Update set to come "shortly" on Legends Centre lawsuit

2014-11-18

This Oshawa Express file phot shows previous temporary repair work done to the Legends Centre. High winds caused damage to the roof leading to water leaking through the ceiling. Tarps, hoses and pails (seen here) are used to catch water as it leaks through.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

The Legends Centr ... READ

Incinerator starts final tests

2014-11-18

The Durham York Energy Centre is currently undergoing testing with natural gas and steam before testing to see how efficiently it can burn waste. It is set to become operational in the next few weeks.

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

The Durham York Energy Centre is one step closer to opening now that te ... READ

Opposition leader talks campaign issues

2014-11-18

Federal NDP and official opposition leader Tom Mulcair speaks at a rally for Trish McAuliffe, the party's candidate in the recent byelection in the Whitby-Oshawa riding.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

While making a stop to support his candidate in the recent Whitby-Oshawa byelection, the leader of the ND ... READ

Former Whitby mayor Pat Perkins wins MP seat

2014-11-18

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

It was a tight race, but the success for Jim Flaherty's seat in parliament for the Whitby-Oshawa riding has been chosen and it is the Conservative candidate and former mayor of Whitby, Pat Perkins.

Perkins won the night with 17,033 votes, or 49.2 per cent of ballots cast. Sh ... READ

EXPRESS SPORTS
Josh Brown and the path to success

2014-11-18

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

It’s a bittersweet season for Oshawa Generals captain Josh Brown. Now in his fourth year in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and fourth year with the Gens, things will definitely be changing for Brown when the boys hit the ice for the last time this season.

“It&rs ... READ

Gens grab pair of road wins

2014-11-18

Anthony Cirelli (22) battles for the puck during the Generals first meeting with Saginaw earlier in the season. Cirelli potted a pair of goals to help the Gens to a 5-2 victory over the Spirit this past weekend.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

More than a few kilometres were put on the Oshawa Generals bus ... READ

Gens profile: Josh Sterk

2014-11-18

Name: Josh Sterk

Position: Centre

Age: 19

Hometown: Georgetown, ON

Bio: Josh Sterk is a 5’11”, 175 lb. centre, playing his second season with the Oshawa Generals. Sterk was drafted to the Kitchener R ... READ

Oshawa to host World Juniors pre-tournament game

2014-11-18

Former OHL/NHL great Larry Murphy was in Oshawa last week to announce the teams coming to the city for a World Junior Championships pre-tournament game. Here he stands with Moksh Patel, holding the Russian flag and Ausha Guzzwell, holding the Finnish flag.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

On Dec. 21 the Gen ... READ

OSHAWA LIVING
Big Cash in the Big Apple

2014-11-19

Need a reason to visit New York City? Oshawa resident Valerie Wood could give you 10,000 of them. Wood, second from left, was in the City That Never Sleeps earlier this month as part of Wyndham Hotels' Million Dollar Sweeps. The event in Times Square was hosted by Tony Danza, centre, known for his roles in television shows Tax ... READ

Keeping the community warm

2014-11-18

A few extra bucks at the counter when buying home décor could help someone else keep warm this winter.

Urban Barn has announced it is launching its third-annual Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign. For every $5-donation made at any of the company’s stores, a brand-new fleece blanket will be donated to a ... READ

New Year's levee moved to Jan. 4, 2015

2014-11-18

In order to avoid disrupting the levees held by the different veterans associations and community groups traditionally held on Jan. 1, council has decided to move the mayor and council levee to Jan. 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The motion passed unanimously.

"The tradition has been that everyone always goes to the dif ... READ

Avoid a parking ticket; give toys instead

2014-11-18

Those who receive a parking ticket in Oshawa may be able to pay with a toy instead.

If you receive a parking ticket from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12, you will have the opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of paying the fine with cash. The initiative is part of the city’s Toys for Tickets program, which aims ... READ

POLICE BRIEFS
Fake cop arrested by real cop

2014-11-18

A Toronto police officer in uniform waiting for a bus isn’t something you see everyday, nor should it be.

A Durham police officer in the area of Bond Street West and Wilson Road late in the morning on Nov. 10 saw just that. After noting some inconsistencies with the uniform and also realizing it isn’t stand ... READ

Poppy box stolen

2014-11-18

Durham police are on the look out for a male who stole a poppy donation box in the days leading up to Remembrance Day.

On Nov. 9, the suspect entered the Subway sandwich shop on Rossland Avenue East. He was alone in the store and waited until the employee behind the counter went to the back room. At that time, the susp ... READ

Man robbed after aiding suspect

2014-11-18

A 74-year-old Oshawa man was assaulted and robbed after helping an intoxicated suspect.

At 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 8, the man was leaving a convenience store at Park Road South and Hillside Avenue when the suspect, asking to borrow a lighter for his cigarette, approached him. After getting the light, the suspect then wandere ... READ

Police on lookout for voyeur

2014-11-18

Durham police are asking anyone who might know the identity of a man who allegedly tried videotaping a woman in a public washroom.

Just before noon on Nov. 11, a 50-year old Whitby woman was using the public washroom at the McDonald’s Restaurant at the Oshawa Centre. While in the stall, she told police, she saw a ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
Building for the future

2014-11-18

“If you build it, they will come.”

Such was the mantra of a voice inside Kevin Costner’s mind in the 1989 film Field of Dreams that led him to build a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield.

Perhaps the same mantra has taken hold at the Port of Oshawa.

Instead of wanting to summon Shoel ... READ

Smoke and mirrors

2014-11-11

The provincial government is expanding its anti-smoking laws to more places and further restricting the establishments that it already affects.

In the new year, those looking to light up a cigarette, cigar, pipe or what have you will no longer be able to do so at a restaurant or bar patio, public sports fields and play ... READ

Whitby-Oshawa a bellwether for the nation

2014-11-04

The Region of Durham is the place to be. This is especially true for political party leaders who have been making their way to the region in recent weeks. First it was Stephen Harper, who came to announce the doubling of a tax credit for parents of young athletes. This came just days before the announcement of the day to vote ... READ

The voters have spoken

2014-10-28

The voters have spoken in Monday's civic election and there will be three changes to the makeup of council for the upcoming four-year term.

The new faces on council are Dan Carter, who is also a regional councillor and will attend Durham Region council meetings, and two local councillors, John Shields and Rick Kerr, wh ... READ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
Goodale was wrong about family tax package

2014-11-18

Dear editor,

As the Member of Parliament for Oshawa, I feel that it’s important for me to address misinformation that was presented in the Nov. 12 letter to the editor by Liberal MP Ralph Goodale regarding our Conservative government’s family tax package that was recently announced by Prime Minister Stephen ... READ

Goodale letter more bluster than fact

2014-11-18

Dear editor,

MP Ralph Goodale’s Nov. 12 letter in regards to income splitting was more bluster than fact.

He likes to mention Jim Flaherty’s dislike for the original bill that would have given some taxpayers up to a $7,000-tax break, but things were altered after Jim’s passing to cap it at $2, ... READ

Income splitting favours the wealthy

2014-11-11

Dear editor,

Middle class families should not have to pay more to give wealthier families like those of MPs and cabinet ministers a $2,000 tax break.

But that’s exactly what’s happening with Stephen Harper’s new income-splitting scheme. In families where the parents are in different tax bracke ... READ

COLUMNISTS
 
 
Crazy answers to crazy questions

2014-11-18

By Bill Fox/Columnist

I enjoy listening to our local oldies station, CKDO. Often while driving, I hear DJ Chris Koppin with his Koppin-undrums. He gives us survey results and we try to guess what was being surveyed. For example, he recently asked, “ ...a survey found that the majority of people will not answer a ... READ

Angels amongst us?

2014-11-12

By Bill Fox/Columnist

Do you remember seeing movies about aliens from other planets living among us on Earth? Recently, I have come to suspect that maybe God has sent us angels to live among us. Look around! Do you know of anyone who might just be one of these angels?

As earthlings, our understanding is very li ... READ

Are you smiling or frowning?

2014-11-06

By Bill Fox/Columnist

Have you noticed that even in happy events, some people just don't smile? So I have been doing a study on people smiling. Please take a look at yourself this very instant in a mirror and tell me, are you smiling or are you frowning? Go ahead, I know it sounds silly, but I'm waiting...

It s ... READ

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