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Incinerator delayed, over budget

2015-01-27

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

A month past its deadline, the Region of Durham is asking private contractor Covanta to start paying up.

This is in additi ... READ

 
The Durham York Energy Centre, seen here while under construction last year, is now projected to go online in February or March, past its original December 14 deadline.

EXPRESS NEWS
Person rescued from Simcoe Street fire

2015-01-28

Oshawa fire fighters were on scene Monday evening at a fire on Simcoe Street South. Nobody was injured in the blaze, but one person was rescued from the roof.

By Joel/Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

A little after 8 p.m. on Jan. 26, Oshawa Fire Services were called to 450 Simcoe St. S. for a fire burning in the up ... READ

Preparing for a hot, wet future

2015-01-28

Oshawa regional councillor Amy England addresses council chambers on her thoughts on a report which details what's coming for Durham Region in the decades ahead due to climate change. She said council should act now so that generations down the road don't have to pay for it. Only one councillor, Clarington's Joe Neal, voted ag ... READ

Broken bones lead to fines for GM

2015-01-28

General Motors of Canada has been fined $160,000 after an incident in December of 2012 led to a worker being crushed at the Oshawa assembly plant resulting in several broken bones. The assembly has since implemented a new written procedure and retrained all workers to ensure proper safety precautions are being taken at all tim ... READ

CEO: Libraries at "breaking point"

2015-01-27

Brother and sister Aiden and Alexis Ohara share a snack and a book during Oshawa Public Libraries' Family Literacy Day on January 24 at the R.S. McLaughlin Library. Members of the public came out to support funding the library during a recent meeting about the city's budget.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

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EXPRESS SPORTS
Depth of Gens roster shines in weekend match ups

2015-01-28

Oshawa General's Cole Cassels battles his way past a North Bay Battalion defender during the Gen's 5-2 win at the General Motors Centre last Friday. Oshawa followed up with a win over the London Knights on January 25 and will face the Peterborough Petes at home this Friday.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

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World Junior A Challenge coming to Whitby, Cobourg

2015-01-28

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

With the gold medal win at the World Junior Championships still fresh in every Canadian’s mind, the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced last week that the World Junior A Challenge, the younger sibling of the IIHF World Junior Championships, will be coming to Whitby a ... READ

Gens profile: Michael Turner

2015-01-28

Name: Michael Turner

Position: Left Wing

Age: 19

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois 

Bio: Michael Turner is a 6’03”, 210lb. left wing who was drafted to the Oshawa Generals in the seventh round, 136 READ

Vande Sompel, Cirelli and Desrocher named to NHL Midterm Rankings

2015-01-28

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Three Oshawa Generals were among the 210 North American players named to the NHL’s Central Scouting’s midterm rankings list.

Defenseman Mitchell Vande Sompel appeared as the top-ranked Gen at number 33 on the list, while fellow blueliner Stephen Desrocher came in ... READ

OSHAWA LIVING
UOIT's new associate provost

2015-01-27

Dr. Robert Bailey is set to take over as the new associate provost of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as of July 1. He will be replacing Dr. Bill Muirhead, who will be stepping down.

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There will be a change on the nameplate on the associate provost’s door come July.

The Univ ... READ

All things must pass through Oshawa

2015-01-28

Fans of the man known as the quiet Beatle are in luck.

Next month, Bangladesh – Canada’s George Harrison Tribute, will be making its way to the Regent Theatre on Feb. 13.

The performance will feature a 13-piece band on stage playing the best music of the late Beatle’s career, including Taxman, ... READ

Cold nights and smooth legs

2015-01-27

The Refuge is looking to raise some funds on the coldest night of the year, and the centre’s executive director is looking to put his leg hair on the line to reach that goal.

The charity, which works with homeless and street youth in the region, is set to host its fourth-annual Coldest Night of the Year event on ... READ

UOIT gets funding for linguistics research

2015-01-27

UOIT researcher and professor Dr. Christopher Collins has been given a $55,000 grant to help research how to better manage linguistic data.

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One researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) believes the growing amount of digital information could pose an economic societal drain &n ... READ

POLICE BRIEFS
Fatal accident leads to criminal charges

2015-01-27

An Oshawa man is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a Courtice man in a November car accident.

On Nov. 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Durham police responded to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Enfield Road and Concession Road 6 in Clarington. Witnesses at the scene reported a white N ... READ

Five officers to restrain one man

2015-01-27

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Nearly half a dozen police cars were on Simcoe Street South Monday night to arrest a man police allege assaulted his roommates.

According to Sgt. Bill Calder, a spokesperson for Durham police, a male attacked his two roommates - one male and one female - at an apartment n ... READ

Drug store robbed

2015-01-27

Durham police are on the search for a man that robbed a pharmacy over the weekend.

On Jan. 25 at 11 a.m., police say a man entered the Devon Pharmasave on Wilson Road South, where he demanded narcotics. He said he had a gun, but it was not seen. After being given the drugs, he fled the store.

There were no repo ... READ

Search on after two girls approached

2015-01-27

Police are on the lookout for a man after two young girls were approached by a man showing them an inappropriate video.

On Jan. 24 just before 3 p.m., the two girls – both 13 – were approached by a man at a plaza at Stevenson Road and Highway 401 who said he wanted to show them something. The girls refused ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
Debt looms over budget talks

2015-01-28

Debt is something not a lot of people like to talk about, including the City of Oshawa.

It’s a cold reality that sometimes you have to spend money you don’t have to get something you need.

The GM Centre is a perfect example. An external loan was needed for the city to build the GM Centre. That centr ... READ

Missing the Target

2015-01-20

When Target first announced it would be making a move to Canada, taking over the leases of many soon-to-be-defunct Zellers locations, many voiced their pleasure that they could finally get the goods they had come to love during shopping expeditions across the Peace Bridge closer to home.

However, a much-anticipated mov ... READ

Two hundred years on

2015-01-14

Sir John A. MacDonald is commonly known as the first Prime Minister of our dominion and the guy we all see on the $10 bill.

He helped bring the British colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island into the Province of Canada – which would become our country.

He was the man behind the co ... READ

A look ahead at 2015

2015-01-07

The year that was 2014 has now come and gone. Typically, an editorial for the first edition of a new year will look back over the previous one. However, The Oshawa Express felt it was more pertinent to look ahead at what we hope to see in 2015, rather than dwell on that which has already been done in 2014.

The city&rsq ... READ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
More can be done on climate change

2015-01-27

Dear Editor,

Mr. Horner again proves the dangers of ignorance in his 'Region on the Right Track with climate change.” He does not demonstrate the truth of the old adage that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing' since he clearly has no knowledge at all of the physics or impacts of climate change. He simply adh ... READ

Brake on yellow

2015-01-27

Dear editor,

This letter is in response to the Jan 21 report in Police Briefs - Fleeing from police leads to charges. It states that a car was followed on Jan 14 after going through a yellow light.

On a daily basis, I witness vehicles not only running yellow lights, but red lights too, yet I have never seen any ... READ

Region on right track with climate change

2015-01-20

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article concerning Durham Region planning for the possible effects of future climate change in the Jan. 14 paper.
When taxpayer's money is spent on upgrading infrastructure to be better equipped to handle possible higher or lower temperatures, or more rainfall or sn ... READ

COLUMNISTS
 
 
A change long overdue

2015-01-27

By Bill Fox/Columnist

We have had the same voicemail greeting for more than 20 years, so it was time to change it. How about your voicemail message?

So I did some research to find a creative and interesting voicemail. Here are some I considered:

- We might be in, we might be out, but leave a message and ... READ

Power of magic lanterns

2015-01-20

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

The museum has a wonderful collection of early image projectors that were known as magic lanterns. These 19th- and early 20th-century slide projectors are essentially unrefined versions of modern-day slide projectors and were a popular source of public entertainment.< ... READ

What are your hopes and dreams for 2015?

2015-01-07

By Bill Fox/Columnist

We all have some personal hopes and possible dreams for this new year. What are yours? Probably we share some of those.

I'm looking for a year of happiness, good health, contentment and financial security for all of the members of my family and for our friends, and for you, the reader. I'm ... READ

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