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Whitby_Oshawa MPP resigns

2015-09-01

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Christine Elliott, the member of provincial parliament representing the Whitby-Oshawa riding, has stepped down.

“It has been an honour to represent the people of Whitby-Oshawa,” Elliott said in a brief statement sent to the media on Friday, when she resigned. “I would like to thank all the voters, colleagues, friends, and family who have supported me throughout the years.”

Earlier this year, Elliott had thrown her hat into the ring to run for the head of the Progressive Conservative party, only to be defeated by Barrie MP Patrick Brown, who is currently running in a byelection for a provincial seat after stepping down from his federal one.

““On behalf of the Ont ... READ

 
Christine Elliott has stepped down from her post as the MPP for Whitby-Oshawa, ending a nine-year career in provincial politics.

EXPRESS NEWS
City set to recognize reign of queen

2015-09-01

Prince George, Duke of Kent, speaks in Oshawa during a 1940 visit, the lone royal visit in recent history. The city will be marking the reign of Queen Elizabeth II next week when she will officially become the Commonwealth's longest reinging monarch.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

On Sept. 9, the City of ... READ

Regional composition committee approves work plan; final report in February

2015-09-01

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

The work plan was approved, but discussions around the table at the latest meeting of the regional council composition committee were clouded with the same issues that dogged their initial meeting.

The approved plan lays out the committee's work to be done over the coming mo ... READ

Plan 20Twenty on track for 2015 milestones

2015-09-01

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

A soon-to-be released report regarding the city's downtown is set to show that the city is on track to complete many of its key goals for 2015 to improve its city centre.

Plan 20Twenty, released in September 2014, laid out a laundry list of tasks and plans the city wanted to ... READ

Whitby_Oshawa MPP resigns

2015-09-01

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Christine Elliott, the member of provincial parliament representing the Whitby-Oshawa riding, has stepped down.

“It has been an honour to represent the people of Whitby-Oshawa,” Elliott said in a brief statement sent to the media on Friday, when she resigned. ... READ

EXPRESS SPORTS
Early penalty kick earns Ridgebacks first win of 2015

2015-09-02

The UOIT men's soccer team had a pair of games in their opening weekend and earned a draw and a victory.

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The UOIT men's soccer team may have wanted six points in their first weekend of OUA conference action, but they're still happy with four.

After a heartbreaking 1-1 draw against Nipissing at hom ... READ

Stars come out for EOBA bantam All-Star game

2015-09-02

Oshawa's Zachery McQuaid winds up for a pitch during the EOBA bantam All-Star game on Aug. 28. McQuaid and the rest of the West all stars lost the game 11-8 in extra innings.

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The top bantam-aged players in the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association (EOBA) put on a show on Aug. 28 at the 2015 EOBA Bantam All ... READ

Hit the road for Grandview

2015-09-02

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Looking to get into the hockey spirit before the start of the NHL season? Well, Meineke’s 3-on-3 Tournament in support of Grandview Children’s Centre could be the perfect way to do it.

Running on Saturday, Oct. 3 in the shared parking lots between Meineke Car Car ... READ

Ridgebacks fall to 1-1 win loss to Voyageurs

2015-09-02

Coming off a huge 6-0 win on Saturday, a game that saw hat tricks from Cassandra Sribny and Shynice Williams, the UOIT women's soccer team were unable to find the back of the net at home against Laurentian in their 2-0 loss on Aug. 30.

Voyageur forward Sam Selkirk opened the scoring in the 25th minute, finishing the pa ... READ

OSHAWA LIVING
Watchful eyes behind the masks

2015-09-01

Oshawa superheroes The Black Lamp, left, and the Nameless Crusader patrol the streets of Oshawa late on a Saturday evening. The two are members of The Katalysts Justice Crew of Oshawa.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Oshawa has its very own superheroes.

There may not be any radioactive spiders, sup ... READ

Lowdown for Labour Day

2015-09-01

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

September is here, and with it comes the promise of cold weather just around the corner, kids heading back to school and the hazy memories of a warm summer.

Before that, though, we’re afforded one last hurrah, especially for the kids who after this coming long weekend ... READ

Oshawa artist up for country music award

2015-09-01

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Country music fans may be a fan of his work, but not know his name. However, they may get an introduction to Oshawa’s own Brandon Heard at the upcoming Canadian Country Music Awards next month.

Heard has been nominated not once, but twice for best album cover.

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Students dig history at the Oshawa Community Museum

2015-09-01

History buffs from Trent University’s Durham campus put their knowledge into action recently when they worked on an archaeological fieldwork dig at the Oshawa Community Museum.

The dig is part of the course for second-year anthropology students who are taking the Ontario history archaeology course, offered at th ... READ

POLICE BRIEFS
Gas station robbed

2015-08-25

Police are searching for a suspect after a gas station was robbed last week.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, a male suspect robbed the Global Gas station at Wilson Road North and Taunton Road East. Police say that while the employee was accessing the cash drawer, the suspect hit him from behind and to ... READ

Biker caught doing nearly double the speed limit on highway

2015-08-25

An Oshawa man is facing several charges after York Regional Police clocked him going nearly double the speed limit outside of Georgina.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, York police were called to assist provincial police, who had observed four motorcycles speeding north on Highway 404.

The motorc ... READ

Man arrested after making online threats toward police

2015-08-25

An Oshawa man is facing several charges after making threats online to kill police.

Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 15, police say the man posted messages online making specific threats to officers who he had dealings with in the past. He also described how a home-made bomb could be used against officers attempting to arrest h ... READ

Replica gun found in bar toilet

2015-08-19

An Oshawa male is facing several charges after a replica handgun was found in the toilet of a bar.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, just before 2 a.m., police responded to calls of a male brandishing a gun at the Beer Drum bar on Malaga Raod..

The gun, which turned out to be a replica, was found in a toilet bowl in the bath ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
A plan in action, or planned inaction?

2015-09-01

In the coming months, Oshawa citizens will see just how well the city’s plan to revitalize the downtown is panning out.

While this report is set to be more than just a sharing of details on projects in and around the city’s core, the work done on this blueprint is a microcosm of just how serious Oshawa is t ... READ

A good sign

2015-08-25

When word came that General Motors would not be making any decisions on the future of Oshawa Assembly until 2016, there was some concern among those worried about the plant’s future.

When it became official that the automaker was going to shift production of the Chevrolet Camaro south of the border, resulting in ... READ

Misplaced priorities

2015-08-19

If the premier has her way, there may be a new line of deductions under CPP on your paycheques in a few years’ time.

That’s because Kathleen Wynne is pushing for the implementation of the Ontario Pension Plan, which would see workers’ wages have a 1.9 per cent deduction, which in turn would be matched ... READ

Make your voice heard

2015-08-11

Given the season, one looking at the above headline would think that this will be another editorial about elections. But no – there’s still another two months for that. Instead, this is about a matter that’s closer to home.

The city has recently completed its strategic plan that will point the city in ... READ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
Chamber is wrong about council decision

2015-09-01

Re: 'Chamber Slams Council' on August 19, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to first say that I feel government has a moral obligation to protect our water for future generations.

My vote on this motion does not mean I am anti-nuclear, it simply means I think we should find a different location for nuclear ... READ

Answers on pension plan

2015-08-25

Dear Editor,

Earlier this month, the provincial government announced new “clarifying” details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. Sadly, Ontarians were left with more questions than answers as the demands of Bay Street were put before the interests of Ontario families yet again.

Each new ORPP an ... READ

Tired of the dog and pony show

2015-08-25

Dear Editor,

I don’t know about you, but I am getting pretty irritated with this long winded, expensive federal election that is taking place right now, and the personal attacks we see every day.

I really cannot get excited about the party leaders who are trying to buy our votes with election promises tha ... READ

COLUMNISTS
 
 
The little things that make me happy

2015-08-19

By Bill Fox/Columnist

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column on “Hunting for Happiness.” This week, I thought I would share some of the things that make me happy. Perhaps you might agree with some, and perhaps let me know what else makes you happy?

A smile from a stranger as we pass by each other.

< ... READ
The Charles Robson home

2015-08-19

A view of the front gardens of the Charles Robson home, circa 1935. The home was located at 283 Simcoe Street North.  A0002.10.19.

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Do you know this man? You should!

2015-08-11

By Bill Fox/Columnist

There are not many people with a greater understanding of our society than Jean Vanier. Do you know of Jean Vanier? His father, Georges Vanier, was a Canadian army general and diplomat who later became the first French-Canadian governor general. His mother, Pauline, was a humanitarian who gave her ... READ

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