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Ice storm money starts flowing

2015-02-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

After more than a year of waiting and negotiating through a convoluted application process, both the City of Oshawa and the Region of Durham, along with municipalities across the GTA, are starting to receive a portion of relief funds ... READ

 
Both the municipal and regional governments have started to receive funds from the province for damage caused by the 2013 ice storm.

EXPRESS NEWS
Lutczyk trial faces more delays

2015-02-25

The trial for former city councillor Robert Lutczyk is now slated to get underway next month.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

The trial for former Oshawa city councilor Robert Lutczyk, charged with kidnapping and a number of weapons offences, originally scheduled to begin Jan. 26, has been pushed into Marc ... READ

Mayor Henry talks visions big and small

2015-02-25

Oshawa Mayor John Henry makes his state of the city address suring the Mayor's Luncheon put on by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 18.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Drawing investment, trade and building up Oshawa’s already existing assets were key ideas in Mayor John Henry’s st ... READ

No limit to questions at council

2015-02-25

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Despite the special committees recommendations and comments from the public, Oshawa city council decided not to limit the number of questions councillors can ask of delegations after they passed the Public Participation report on Feb. 17.

The report is the brainchild of the ... READ

Regional budget on the horizon

2015-02-25

The regional budget is on its way.

Durham Region’s finance and administration committee were set to start discussions of the 2015 Regional Property Tax Business Plans and Budgets on Tuesday morning and again the next day.

If the committee approves the budget, it will be tabled at the next regional council ... READ

EXPRESS SPORTS
Gens fight to avoid winless weekend

2015-02-25

Oshawa's Matt Mistele hurdles Kingston Frontenacs d-man Evan McEneny during Saturday's game at the GM Centre.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

It was a long weekend for the Oshawa Generals, battling through three games in three days.

Despite dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to the London Knights on ... READ

Sports at a glance - Week of Feb. 25

2015-02-25

Ridgeback curlers eliminated from OUA championship

With heads held high, the UOIT women's and men's curling teams can leave Guelph knowing they've had the best performance in program history.

The women were the first to finish their week at the OUA championship, wrapping up round-robin pla ... READ

Gens profile: Dakota Mermis

2015-02-25

Name: Dakota Mermis

Position: Defense

Age: 21

Hometown: Alton, Illinois, USA

Bio: Dakota Mermis, a native of Alton Illinois, is a 6’, 190 lb., left shooter defenseman. Mermis has scored 24 points (four goa ... READ

Nothing but net

2015-02-18

The shortest player in Harlem Globetrotters history at five feet, two inches tall, Too Tall hangs on the net after completing quite a dunk at the General Motors Centre on Sunday. The Globetrotters were in town to take on their longtime, and often outlayed, opponents, the Wasshington Generals.

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OSHAWA LIVING
Another chance to learn abroad

2015-02-25

Şenay Yalçın, left, president of Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, shakes hands with Tim McTiernan, president of UOIT. The two schools have signed an exchange agreement.

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

Students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) wil ... READ

A look inside the nerve centre

2015-02-25

Operators at the 9-1-1 call centre for Durham Region will soon have a new tool in their arsenal to better assist those that are deaf, hard of hearing or communication challenged. The soon-to-be-launched Text With 9-1-1 will provide valuable information for operators to better assist those that need assistance in the event of a ... READ

Free vaccinations

2015-02-25

Eligible high school students will be able to get their meningococcal and tetanus vaccinations at school.

The Durham Region Health Department is working with high schools in the area to provide free Menactra and Tdap vaccines to students in grades 9 through 12 at clinics set to take place this month and next.

T ... READ

Bringing an end to polio

2015-02-25

On Feb. 23 – Rotary International’s 110th birthday – the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood launched its yearlong celebration to mark both that anniversary, as well as its 30th year in the fight to end polio. Rotary clubs worldwide are holding events to raise funds and awareness needed to eradicate this paralysin ... READ

POLICE BRIEFS
Multiple break and enters

2015-02-25

An Oshawa man arrested shortly before Christmas in Toronto has now been charged by Durham police in connection with residential break and enters in Oshawa.

Residences on Viewmount Street, Pascoe Court and Attersley Drive were broken into on Dec. 20, with another three on Laval Drive coming the next day. Police say that ... READ

Two arrested after string of robberies

2015-02-25

Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of drug store robberies, including one in Oshawa.

Police say the suspects were after Fentanyl, an addictive opiate that typically comes in patch form, which were then sold.

The arrests weren’t the first time the men were chased by police, as there was ... READ

Baby formula theft

2015-02-25

Three sisters were arrested after more than $1,600 worth of baby formula was stolen from the Wal-Mart on Laval Drive.

On Feb. 14, three female suspects were captured on store surveillance at the store taking the formula from the store.

Prior to that theft, two female suspects had attempted to steal more than $1 ... READ

Restaurant robbery

2015-02-25

An Ajax man has been arrested following an attempted robbery at an Oshawa restaurant.

On Feb. 18 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a male suspect entered the Hong Kong House restaurant on Simcoe Street South. The suspect then demanded cash and indicated this was a robbery, although no weapon was used. He entered the kitchen ... READ

EXPRESS EDITORIAL
Let's talk about sex

2015-02-25

There was much bluster when it came out that the Ontario Liberals were set to unveil its new sex-ed curriculum.

Not far removed from memory was when Premier Kathleen Wynne’s predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, tried to do the same thing five years ago. The Liberals would later back away from that plan after facing crit ... READ

All of our history

2015-02-18

As many of us know, February marks Black History Month. A time where we can look back and recognize the efforts by black people in both distant and recent history that contributed to the world that we live in today.

Typically when we look at Black History Month, we hear about the so-called big names. We hear about pion ... READ

A shot in the arm

2015-02-10

Nobody likes needles.

Despite the tough attitude some put on, the fact of the matter is that nobody actually enjoys getting a needle jabbed in their arm. But what people do like is not having an infectious disease that could kill them or leave them scarred for life. It’s a small price to pay, really.

Vacc ... READ

Running out the clock

2015-02-03

So this past week, the city’s largest employer took the opportunity to announce that, well, there was nothing to announce. General Motors of Canada says that there will be no news on the future of the Oshawa Assembly until 2016.

Next year, oddly enough, is the year that the deal struck with the federal and provin ... READ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
 
McNaughton is wrong on wind

2015-02-25

Dear Editor,

Mr. McNaughton’s letter (“End Ontario's wind experiment”) is factually incorrect and his position is morally indefensible. It is also no experiment, but a power-development path that is tried and successful around the world.

More than 60 countries now have wind power as a commerci ... READ

Budget delay exposes economic ineptitude

2015-02-18

Dear editor,

After putting all his eggs in one basket – counting on oil prices remaining high – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now lurching about, searching for a plan B and making it up as he goes along.

Canada is facing a very different reality. The Conference Board of Canada says Alberta may fa ... READ

GM has already made its decision

2015-02-11

Dear Editor,

I picked up a copy of the last Oshawa Express, and I feel that the editorial stating General Motors has already decided to close the plant is absolutely correct. The Oshawa plant will follow in the footsteps of the van plant – both top quality, moneymaking plants. In the meantime, the company will pl ... READ

COLUMNISTS
 
 
Who cares about you?

2015-02-18

By Bill Fox/Columnist

We all should care about each other! The concept of “the common good” basically means looking out for the welfare of every single person in our society, allowing every person to reach his or her fulfillment more fully and more easily.

There are many aspects to the comm ... READ

Black history in Oshawa

2015-02-18

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

February is Black History month. 

In 2011, the Oshawa Community Museum was asked to participate in the inaugural Black History Event hosted by Trent University.  It was this invitation that spurred the museum to begin a research project into this under-researched area of ... READ

A cup fit for a moustache

2015-02-03

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

Within the museum collection is a rather unusual looking cup. This cup has a built-in shelf that divides the opening of the cup. Why would a cup have a shelf across half of the opening? The answer is, surprisingly, all about fashion.

In the 1800s, particularly towards the middle an ... READ

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