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Hospital foundation CEO steps down

2015-03-26

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Days after the announcement of garnering more than $1 million in donations for new kidney dialysis machines, Bob Baker, the CEO of the Lakeridge Health Foundation, is stepping down from his role.

"I am very proud of our accomplishments at Lak ... READ

 
Lakeridge Health Foundation CEO Bob Baker has announced he will be stepping down.

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Wrong place at the wrong time

2015-03-26

Herman van der Veen with his wife Sandra. Herman was arrested after a teen alleged he sexually assaulted him. However, called a known liar and attention seeker by a friend, the teen later backtracked his story but Herman is still feeling the consequences of the ordeal.

2015-03-26

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Ex ... READ

Union, Trent reach settlement on collective agreement

2015-03-26

After going without a new contract since last year, the union representing some staff at Trent University has reached an agreement with the school.

CUPE 3908 Unit 2 represents the university’s teaching assistants, academic assistants, markers, proctors, lab demonstrators and lab advisors that work 24 hours per we ... READ

Keeping the wheels on the bus going round

2015-03-26

Durham transit introduces points system to prevent no-shows for specialized services

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

One wasted ride is one too many.

That’s the mantra behind Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) new points system for users of its specialized transit service, set to come int ... READ

Hospital foundation CEO steps down

2015-03-26

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Days after the announcement of garnering more than $1 million in donations for new kidney dialysis machines, Bob Baker, the CEO of the Lakeridge Health Foundation, is stepping down from his role.

"I am very proud of our accomplishments at Lakeridge Health Foundation," sta ... READ

EXPRESS SPORTS
Green Gails nab Will Petschenig

2015-03-26

Will Petschenig, currently playing for the Oshawa Generals will join the Green Gaels Junior B lacrosse team after Oshawa concludes their playoff run.

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The Green Gaels Junior B Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce that it has reacquired Will Petschenig from the Nepean Knights in exchange for Junior B rights ... READ

Gens' coach Smith named as assistant for National Jr. team

2015-03-26

Oshawa Generals Head Coach, DJ Smith has been selected as an Assistant Coach of Canada’s National Junior Team.. 
Coaching staff were selected by Canada’s National Junior Team policy committee and the Program of Excellence management group, alongside Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of ... READ

Durham College set to host OCAA All-Star Games this week

2015-03-26

Coming off a successful hosting of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) men's basketball championship, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at Durham College will once again be a hub for intercollegiate sports action as the OCAA basketball and volleyball all-star games will be taking place on March 28.
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Several Gens honoured in Coaches' Poll

2015-03-26

Clockwise fro top left: Hunter Smith, Josh Brown, Cole Cassels, Michael Dal Colle, Mitchell Vande Sompel and Chris Carlisle all received honoured in this season OHL Coaches' Poll. The awards are selected each year, voted on by the coaches in each conference.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

It seems Oshawa ... READ

OSHAWA LIVING
"She was frightened of being abandoned"

2015-03-26

Eva Saether sits with a picture of her mother, Emily Ann Mulder at ExtendiCare in Oshawa.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

A local family has been left scrambling to find answers and the proper care for their 92-year-old mother after being left with little options when she was removed from convalescent care ... READ

Trio splits lottery winnings

2015-03-26

Oshawa's Augusto Eiras, left, is sharing a $2.5 million jackpot with his Whitby friends John Meikle and Augusto Sbarzella.

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An Oshawa man has a nicer looking chequing account balance after he and his two Whitby friends netted $2.5 million in the March 4 Lotto 6/49 draw.

August Eiras of Oshawa is sp ... READ

Ready for a festive summer

2015-03-26

Oshawa is set to be a part of the first ever Durham Festival.

The region has announced that the event, currently slated for Aug. 13 through 16, will see all eight of the region’s municipalities get in on the fun, showcasing the best the region has to offer. The Oshawa event is the Woodland Disco and Night Market. ... READ

A helping hand

2015-03-26

Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood member Bob Stewart, right, joins Andreas Lueth, left, and Frank Lowe as they accept a cheque from Rotary for $1,500 on behalf of Durham Outlook for the Needy, which operates the St. Vincent Pallotti Kitchen on King Street East.

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POLICE BRIEFS
Fake cash won't pay the bills

2015-03-26

Durham police are notifying businesses to give that American bill a second look – it could be fake.

Police say that there has been an increase in the amount of counterfeit currency – American dollars especially – in recent months. Businesses should be extra diligent with American $20, $50 and $100 not ... READ

Tree hit, man arrested

2015-03-26

An Oshawa man is facing several charges after driving into a tree and then fleeing the scene.

On March 15 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Durham police responded to Dean Avenue in regards to a single-vehicle incident. A witness on scene said a red Chrysler Intrepid had gone off the road and hit a tree. The male driver exit ... READ

Man arrested after hitting tree, poll

2015-03-26

Police arrested an Oshawa man over the weekend after he drove his van into a hydro pole and a tree.

On Sunday, March 22 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Durham police responded to a call at Simcoe Street North and Laracor Lane for a red Pontiac van that had knocked over a hyrdo pole and struck a tree.

Police say the ... READ

Two robberies, one arrest

2015-03-26

An Oshawa man has been arrested following two early morning robberies last week.

Shortly after midnight on March 17, a man wearing a mask entered the Esso station near the intersection of Park Road South and King Street West where he handed over a note. The suspect also indicated he had a gun, although one was never se ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
Sunny day for wages

2015-03-26

Any day now, the province will be releasing its public sector salary disclosure for 2014 – or as it’s more commonly known, the Sunshine List. The list gets that moniker because of how it shines a light on the high wages paid out to government workers.

And there is definitely a lot of money going around.

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Not on our dime

2015-03-19

Here we go again.

A couple short months removed from regional councillors being embroiled in controversy after spending $15,000 on a celebratory lunch at an Ajax golf club, they now want to spend who knows how much more on a retreat.

The idea of some time away from the region to set council goals for this term ... READ

A law too vague to be safe

2015-03-10

The Conservative’s Bill C-51 has certainly seen its fair share of commentary from both sides of the aisle. Some say it is necessary in our changing world, where terrorism has become more of a threat than it was in decades past. Others say it’s a fan letter to George Orwell’s 1984, where the government can snu ... READ

Education doesn't come cheap

2015-03-04

It’s a rite of passage for any young person. The last year of high school, thumbing through college and university brochures, looking to see where the next two, four, six years of their lives are going to be spent.

However, these days, many a young student is being turned off by another part of the post-secondary ... READ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
Editorial, cartoon based on fiction

2015-03-26

Dear Editor

Your paper's editorial and sarcastic cartoon were based on absolute fiction, not fact. In maligning both me and my regional council colleagues, your editor totally misinformed your readers. Of 12 members of council and one senior staff person who spoke on the issue of updating Durham’s Strategic Plan, ... READ

Sex ed curriculum goes too far

2015-03-26

Dear Editor,

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s second attempt to bring a new sex-education program to Ontario schools is fraught with error. Only one chosen parent per school was consulted, and the premier has stated that nothing will be changed regarding the program which is to be implemented in September, no matter ... READ

Reputation has been destroyed

2015-03-26

Dear Editor,

Recently, I was falsely arrested for a criminal act and denied due justice by a Durham Regional police officer who spent six minutes investigating the allegation prior to ordering my arrest.

I was handcuffed in the food court of the Oshawa Centre, marched in full view of umpteen people, placed in a ... READ

COLUMNISTS
 
 
Yesterday, tomorrow and today

2015-03-26

By Bill Fox/Columnist

Some time ago, I heard this poem, and it had an immediate impact on me, as I have always considered myself a bit of a worrier. I thought I would share this poem, with my thoughts interspersed:

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept f ... READ

A narrow escape

2015-03-19

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

“A Narrow Escape” is a headline from the Dec. 12, 1866 Oshawa Vindicator newspaper.  The short article that accompanies the headline details a rather dramatic meeting between Thomas Henry and J.O. Guy. 

“On Thursday last, Mr. J.O. Guy, Reeve of East Whit ... READ

You may not believe this

2015-03-11

By Bill Fox/Columnist

1. There are more hungry people in the world, than the combined populations of Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

2. Family farms feed 70 per cent of the world’s population.

3. The majority of the world's poor support themselves by farming. On small lots, they may grow grains, vege ... READ

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