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Supporting Lakeridge Health one giant yard sale at a time


By Katie Richard/The Oshawa Express

Ten-year-old Isabella Brundl may be small, but she has a heart 10 times her size.

She may just be one of Lakeridge Health Foundation’s youngest supporters after deciding to host a yard sale as a way to raise money for the hospitals.

What started out as a little girl’s idea quickly blossomed into a full-blown two-day yard sale.

“There is two buildings where we live, and I manage both, and my daughter went door-to- door speaking to them. She explained that we were having a yard sale,” her mom Daniela says, adding they asked for donations. “We told them we’d leave bins in the laundry room and that they could put any donations in there. They’ve always been super super supportive (in my buildings).”

Daniela says she was hopeful a few people would scrounge up some items from their homes, but the response was overwhelming.

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Isabella Brundl (centre) hosted a yard sale recently raising money for Lakeridge Health. Above: Isabella with siblings Jacob and Mila.

Childcare a "national priority": Mulcair


Left: Oshawa Councillor Amy England poses for a picture with her daughter Amelia and Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. Right: Trish McAuliffe, the NDP candidate for the byelection in Whitby-Oshawa and Oshawa MPP Jennifer French joined Mulcair for the childcare discussion, which took place at Durham College.

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Homes evacuated, car slams into natural gas line


A car rammed into a house breaking a natural gas line and causing a fire on Bloor Street recently. No injuries were reported.


All lanes on Bloor Street West near Park Road were shut down and two homes evacuated after a car drove into a home, breaking a natural gas line and causing a massive fire.

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Lutczyk denied funding for defence


By Lindsey Cole/The Oshawa Express

Former Oshawa Councillor Robert Lutczyk will not be getting any help from the government when it comes to funding his defence.

The ex-councillor is accused of kidnapping City of Oshawa Solicitor David Potts in October 2012, and has been ordered to stand trial on a slew of crim ... READ

Three area beaches posted


Oshawa’s Lakeview Beach East and West are both safe for swimming, test results for the week of August 18 indicate, but three others in Durham have been posted.

Beaverton Beach North and South in Brock and Kinsmen Beach in Scugog have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels.

Beac ... READ

Four new faces for Lords


Kate Jackson, Justine Pike, Lindsay Geffros and Katrina Gammie are joining the Lords for the 2014-15 season.


With training camp in full swing, the newest recruits to the Lords’ softball team are getting their feet wet.

Durham College softball head coach Jim Nemish announced days before the t ... READ

Trent prof and student enter the world of dreams


Preparing to dream in the Asabano village of Yakob in 2007.


Lucid dreams have been portrayed in movies like Avatar and Inception as enabling powers inside a dream world.

In reality though many traditional and religious cultural worldviews direct people in all seriousness to purposefully act while ... READ

Men's soccer gains 15 players


By Katie Richard/The Oshawa Express

The men’s soccer team at UOIT has more than a dozen new players to add to the pitch.

The Ridgebacks lineup features 15 players who were not on last year’s roster, 10 of which are freshman. But that fact doesn’t seem to bother head coach Vaso Vujanovic.

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Well-versed coach joins on as assistant


There will be a new face on the bench alongside head coach Karen Nystrom of UOIT’s women’s hockey team.

Nystrom announced recently that Gary Reay-Laidler will fill the position of assistant coach.

Reay-Laidler has been coaching hockey for more than 20 years including at the university and junior lev ... READ

Shined up and ready to roll


Left: Wayne shines up his '65 Barracuda before the spectators flood into Autofest Sunday morning. Right: Rain and Jen, who help run Zoo to You, roll into the car show in style, turning some heads for certain.

By Katie Richard/The Oshawa Express

The sun was shining making the chrome glisten and the paint sparkle ... READ

More ponies in the park


This little beauty enjoyed watching the miniature horses prance around at Autofest.

Weather zones introduced for snow days


Four weather zones have been introduced across Durham to be used on inclement weather days in order to help make decisions regarding school bus service.

Beginning in the fall, Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) will gauge Zone 1 in Brock, Zone 2 in Uxbridge, Zone 3 in Scugog and Zone 4 as the Southern region ... READ

Alcohol poses increased risk to certain cancers


With university and college students gearing up for back to school, the health department is introducing a new campaign to increase awareness about the potential effects of alcohol consumption and the risk of developing cancer.

A Durham Region Health Department report from 2012 states young adults in Durham Region betw ... READ

Motorcyclist wedged between vehicles


A 49-year-old motorcyclist from Clarington was seriously injured after he and his bike were wedged between vehicles in a multi-vehicle crash in Oshawa.

According to police, at 4:28 p.m. on August 22 officers were called to the area of Winchester Road, west of Simcoe Street in north Oshawa.

Witnesses reported th ... READ

Off-duty officer credited for breaking up retail fraud


Three people are now facing a combined 461 charges thanks to an off-duty Durham police officer who is being credited for breaking up an active retail fraud group while shopping at an Oshawa grocery store.

On August 17 at 2:30 p.m. the officer was shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore on Harmony Road North in Oshawa. ... READ

Man beaten with beer bottle at Oshawa nightclub


Investigators are asking the public for any leads that will help identify two suspects after a man was beaten with a beer bottle and left on the washroom floor of an Oshawa nightclub.

According to police, on August 16 at 2 a.m. officers were called to The Hub nightclub on Simcoe Street North regarding an injured man. READ

Teen arrested for heroin possession


A 15-year-old Oshawa teen has been arrested for possessing heroin after a police officer narrowly missed hitting him with an unmarked cruiser.

According to police, on August 9 at 11:55 p.m. a cruiser nearly hit two teens as they crossed Simcoe Street South, just north of Olive Avenue.

The teens, who stepped out ... READ

Mulcair offers no solutions to childcare issues


Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is already out in full force trying to garner support for the federal election, which isn’t slated until 2015.

He ventured to Oshawa recently, speaking with organizations, families and local politicians about childcare.

He stated during a meeting with media at Durham Coll ... READ

Autofest represents community coming together


During the 14th Annual Autofest Soap Box Derby Oshawa MPP Jennifer French pointed out that she was impressed with the depth of community she was seeing across the city as she made her way to various events.

The soap box derby was yet again a resounding success, with families and friends cheering on racers as ... READ

Oshawa is an attractive place to stay

It’s no secret rumours have been swirling about the future of Oshawa’s GM operations; perhaps it’s time the provincial government starts listening in.

There is growing concern that more products are leaving Oshawa to go south of the border to places like Michigan or even across the pond to plants in Europe.

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Oshawa's future could be looking up

Anyone who remembers the former Knob Hill Farms at 500 Howard Street can recall a packed parking lot and an even busier shopping venue. There are even some old Knob Hill Farms plastic baskets kicking about in many households, used for laundry or toting other items one can be sure.

It’s a reminder of days gone by.

For many y ... READ

Not concerned about safety in Oshawa


Dear Editor,

Re: Thanks for the foot patrols, I think. 

I’ve lived near downtown Oshawa for many years and it’s quite safe to walk in.  I’ve never felt concerned for my safety at any time.  No city’s perfect, of course, but the downtown has quite a friendly atmosphere, esp ... READ

Burger King, Tim Hortons merger to benefit Canada


Dear Editor,

The proposed merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on August 25, should benefit Canada greatly.

The Burger King corporate tax base of 26 per-cent would flow into our coffers to help fund our social programs that help Canadians, plus their head office move to Canada would mean more jobs fo ... READ

Do people ask questions today?


Dear Editor,

Do people ask questions today?

It would appear this doesn’t happen, although many still tend to complain.

This is why we need to take action.

Attend council meetings when you can. We live in a democratic society and the people vote council into office to serve the public. It&r ... READ

What if your life had been different?


By Bill Fox/Columnist

I have come to the realization that, at least in my life, there have been many coincidences that have affected where I am now.

I wonder if you are the same? One of the most remarkable coincidences was in 1950.

My mom, with my brother and I in tow, were waiting for a standby flight ... READ

A history of Smith Potteries


By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

Did you know that Oshawa was once home to the largest makers of handpainted pottery in Canada?  Did you know that it was also home to the only artware pottery maker in all of Canada? 

That company was Smith Potteries which operated in Oshawa from approximately 1925 to 194 ... READ

'Neigh sayers'


By Bill Fox/Columnist

An old friend, who actually played at our wedding 40 years ago, recently connected with me again via Facebook.

Bob, or 'Inky' as he was affectionately called, had an interest in a racehorse about to run at Woodbine. As I recall, his daughter liked horses and I guess they owned a 'riding ho ... READ


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