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Gens continue winning ways

2014-11-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

When the Oshawa Generals hit the ice on Friday it will be over a month since the first place team lost a game. In a pair of physical battles this past weekend the Gens defeated the visiting Belleville Bulls on Nov. 21 and the Owen Sound Attack on Nov. 23.

The pair of wins marked the seventh and eighth consecutive wins for the club who lead the Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference with 39 points.

The Gens are tied for top spot in the OHL with the Erie Otter, with a game in a hand.

The action kicked off Friday night against the Bulls. The 6-4 victory would mark the third win for the Gens over the Bulls this season.

The first period saw goals from Anthony Cirelli, and back-to-back markers fo ... READ

 
Above: Josh Sterk (20) attempts to take the puck to the net past an Attack defender. Sterk put the Gens on the board first in Sunday's game, opening up the game and leading to the victory for the Generals. Below: Joe Manchurek (29) pushes past an Attack offender during Sunday night's game.

EXPRESS NEWS
GM Canada gets a new boss

2014-11-25

GM Canada has announced that Stephen Carlisle, the former managing director for the company in South East Asia, will be taking over at the helm when current head, Kevin Williams, retires at the end of the year.

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GM Canada, the city’s largest employer, has a new man in charge.

Stephen Carlisle ... READ

Pan-Am artist winner announced

2014-11-25

Toronto artist Noel Harding's work, shown in a concept drawing here, will soon be seen in front of the General Motors Centre. The work of art is part of the Robert McLauglin Gallery's drive to promote Canadian art for the Pan-Am Games set to start next year.

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Sports fans p ... READ

UOIT moves up the ranks

2014-11-25

Oshawa's University of Ontario Institute of Technology found itself ranked 13th in its category in this year's edition of Maclean's listing of Canadian universities. However, there is more to picking a post-secondary institution than one magazine's listing, says a school representative.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Exp ... READ

Meeting schedule works, councillors say

2014-11-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Over the last year, city council met 31 times and more than half of those meetings were “special meetings of council,” as opposed to the regular meetings scheduled every third Monday. 

Twenty special meetings were held in all, and according to Mayor John Hen ... READ

EXPRESS SPORTS
Gens giant eyes potential career with Flames

2014-11-25

Generals Hunter Smith was drafted 54th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

At 6,6', Hunter Smith of the Oshawa Generals is quite the presence when he enters a room. However, when you sit down with the Calgary Flames draft pick, you realize, despite his heigh ... READ

Abilities Centre hosts Sports Day in Canada

2014-11-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

On Nov. 29th the Abilities Centre will play host to the one of the largest national celebrations of sports as RBC Sports Day in Canada will be broadcast live by the CBC from the Whitby sportsplex.

Abilities Centre will open their doors at noon for participants with live broa ... READ

Sports at a glance

2014-11-25

Ridgebacks road trip ends with a loss

The UOIT women’s hockey team’s season long seven-game road trip ended with a 5-1 loss to the No. 8 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday night.

After starting their road swing with three straight wins, the Ridgebacks fortunes were reversed as th ... READ

Gens continue winning ways

2014-11-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

When the Oshawa Generals hit the ice on Friday it will be over a month since the first place team lost a game. In a pair of physical battles this past weekend the Gens defeated the visiting Belleville Bulls on Nov. 21 and the Owen Sound Attack on Nov. 23.

The pair of wins ma ... READ

OSHAWA LIVING
Improving the Christmas season for homeless youth

2014-11-25

From left: Front row Clarence Keesman, executive director at The Refuge, along with Alex Smid, and Jonah Kranz receive the donation from Oshawa City Councillors. Back row: Councillors Bob Chapman, Nester Pidwerbecki, retiring councillor Roger Bouma, Mayor John Henry, Amy England, and Nancy Diamond.

By Joel Wittnebel/Th ... READ

A safe R.I.D.E.

2014-11-25

As part of its annual drive to make the streets safer for the holidays, Durham police have released the results of the first week of its Festive R.I.D.E. program.

The operation, which saw more than 1,000 vehicles pulled over in Durham Region, saw some dangerous drivers taken off the road, while others were given warnin ... READ

All quiet on the set

2014-11-25

Kevin Cameron speaks with Durham Catholic District School Board staff during a recent violence awareness training session. The less was taped for a training video.

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Durham Catholic District School Board has another credit to add to its repertoire – the setting for an instructional video.

Earl ... READ

Mayor for a Day

2014-11-25

As part of Local Government Week, a request was put out for students in Grades 5, 6 and 7 to submit letters explaining why they would like to be mayor for a day. Ten-year-old Emilia Kubik was the winner of this year's contest. Emilia is seen here with Mayor Henry (left) and her father, Adam.

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POLICE BRIEFS
Police to be investigated after man injured

2014-11-25

Durham Regional Police Service is currently being investigated by the Special Investigations Unit in regards to a man who was arrested being injured. Part of the investigation will aim to find out whether the man was injured before or after his arrest. The Special Investigations Unit is called in to investigate any incident wh ... READ

Skateboarder, cyclist hit

2014-11-25

A 20-year-old skateboarder was seriously injured over the weekend after getting hit by a car.

Just before midnight on Nov. 22, Durham police were called to the area of King Street East and Wilson Road South after receiving a call that a car had struck a pedestrian. Police found that a man, who was riding his skateboard ... READ

Convenience store robbed

2014-11-25

Durham police are on the lookout for two male suspects after a convenience store was robbed and an employee assaulted in the process.

On Nov. 19 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a male entered the Oshawa Family Convenience Store on Simcoe Street North, at which point he proceeded to jump over the counter, pushing over the e ... READ

Gaming house shut down

2014-11-25

Durham and provincial police have shut down a gaming house in a King Street social club.

On Nov. 19, officers from the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau’s Illegal Gambling Unit, along with officers from Durham police, executed a search warrant at the Greek Social Club on King Street West.

This was th ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
UOIT a great place to learn

2014-11-25

For decades, Oshawa residents – and the rest of Durham Region, for that matter – that wanted to improve their educational standing had two options: first, they could go to Durham College, or if they had aspirations of getting a degree, they could head to Toronto to attend one of the universities there.

Whil ... READ

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
Thanks for sharing the good news

2014-11-25

Dear Editor,

Thank you so much to The Oshawa Express, for putting together a wonderful Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Information Page in the October 29, 2014 edition of Oshawa Express to tell Oshawa who we are and what we do to help others less fortunate. 

And a very special thank you goes out to the ... READ

Thank you for the help

2014-11-25

Dear Editor,

My husband and I would like to thank the woman who came to help us on Thursday Nov. 6 at the corner of Gibb and Centre Street at the time of our accident. Unfortunately we did not get her name. Also, a thank you to T. Holroyd for her help. Thank you to both women, it was very much appreciated.

Dian ... READ

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

COLUMNISTS
 
 
Reign it in, dears

2014-11-25

By Bill Fox/Columnist