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Regional chair candidates square off


By Lindsey Cole/The Oshawa Express

About 75 intrigued audience members listened as the candidates for Regional chair tried to sell their views on topics like jobs, salaries, work experience and economic development during a debate at the Hope Fellowship Church in Courti ... READ

From left, Regional chair candidates incumbent Roger Anderson, Arthur Augustine, Michael Deegan, Peter Neal, Lynn Porteous, Barbara Pulst, and moderator Don Pitman. A debate was held recently in Courtice where the candidates had their say about a variety of topics including leadership, jobs, and economic development.

Pre-distribution of potassium iodine pills encouraged


Regional council has endorsed the pre-distribution of KI pills, also known as potassium iodine pills, to residents who live within a 10 kilometre radius of a nuclear plant. Seen here is Darlington.

By Lindsey Cole/The Oshawa Express

Those who live within 10 kilometres of a nuclear plant in Durham Region could b ... READ

Oshawa Express candidates' coverage begins

The Oshawa Express begins our coverage with a look at the Oshawa school board trustee candidates for the Durham district and Catholic school boards.

For both of these submissions, The Express asked candidates to answer some questions, allowing them to share their views and platforms on what matters to them in the city.

This cover ... READ

Power utility defuses council concerns


The OPUC gave a presentation to council recently outlining outages across the city.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Following questions about power outages and service to certain areas of the City, council is content with the most recent report that outlines the power outages that have occurred across Osha ... READ

Plam 20Twenty approved by council


A plan that has a vision to revitalize Oshawa’s downtown has been approved by council.

The plan puts forth visions for business and residential growth, social experience and communications and how to improve these areas moving into the future.

The staff recommendation states the committee, known as Group ... READ

Gens players honing skills for start of regular season


The Generals managed a 3-3 record during the pre-season, which included a win over the Kingston Frontenacs, pictured here.

Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

There has been a lot more than skates being sharpened around the Oshawa Generals locker room this past summer as players have been honing their skills and ... READ

Local man among World Dragon Boat Champs


Rick Kerr stands with his three gold medals from the World Dragon Boat Championships. Right: Teams of dragon boaters push toward the finish line.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

There were a few cold, windy days, but in the end Oshawa resident Rick Kerr and his Belleville-based dragon boating team took top ... READ

Gens profile: Josh Brown


Name: Josh Brown

Position: Defense

Age: 20

Hometown: London, ON

Bio: Josh Brown is a 6’5” defender who is the captain of the Oshawa Generals. A native of London, Ontario, Brown was drafted to the Osh ... READ

UOIT men's soccer team settles for a draw against Nipissing


The UOIT men’s soccer team surrendered a late goal and had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Nipissing Lakers on Sept. 21.

With the point, UOIT (1-4-3) remains three behind the Lakers (2-3-3) for fifth place in the OUA eastern conference standings. Laurentian (2-4-2) moved into sole possession of sixth place a ... READ

Firefighters raising the roof


Oshawa firefighters remove the roof of an SUV during a rescue demonstration as part of the fire services' first annual Community Partnership Awards celebrations.

Spanish society offers free lessons


Members of the Spanish Canadian Cultural Society are offering free Spanish lessons to school-age children in Grades 1 to 8.

The lessons will be held at the E Lovell Centre in downtown Oshawa and will run on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 9. The program will run until May 2015, but with more enrolment the p ... READ

Trent launches Bachelor of Social Work program


Aspiring to meet the needs of incoming students and local agencies, Trent University launched its Bachelor of Social Work program earlier this month.

Over 200 students began the inaugural four-year program which will run at both the Peterborough and Oshawa campuses.

“Trent’s commitment to community- ... READ

Shape the future of Oshawa's facilities on Oct. 8


The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to share their ideas on creating an innovative vision and forward-thinking strategy for the development of parks, recreation, library and culture facilities over the next 20 years. This will take place at the upcoming Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment Proj ... READ

Student stabbed at Oshawa campus


A 22-year-old UOIT student suffered serious injuries after being stabbed on campus, allegedly by another student.

On September 17 at 4:30 p.m. officers were called to a coffee shop at the Durham College/UOIT north campus regarding a stabbing incident. Two men were involved in a dispute, police say, and one of them was ... READ

Pickering fire victim's death deemed a homicide


Durham Police have determined that the woman found dead after a Pickering house fire is Durham’s third homicide victim of the year.

Thirty-nine-year-old Carmela Knight of Pickering, who lived at the home at 1164 Pebblestone Crescent, was found inside the garage after a fire was extinguished on Sept. 15.

P ... READ

Coin thief caught on video


Police are looking for a suspected thief who was caught on video stealing several coin collections from a locked display case.

On August 12 at 3:45 p.m. a suspect entered the Shoppers Drug Mart on Simcoe Street North in Oshawa and used a key to open a display case near the post office counter.

He removed severa ... READ

Oshawa man dies in motorcycle, van accident


A 45-year-old Oshawa man suffered fatal injuries in a crash that witnesses state occurred after a van pulled out directly into the motorcyclist’s path.

According to police, on Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. officers were called to the scene of a collision at Regional Road 57 and Regional Road 19 in Scugog Township.

T ... READ

Regional chair vote matters


While the recent debate for Regional chair candidates was relatively mundane as far as debates are concerned, residents should take note that this is a major change of pace.

Up until now the Regional chair’s job has been one that has been appointed by members of council.

There’s been no campaigning, ... READ

Businesses pay the price during busy construction season


It’s become a common saying in this country; Canada has two seasons, winter and construction. Perhaps the saying has become too common though, forcing many people to view construction as an inevitable nuisance, and not something they can change.

Well, business owners in the Bloor Street east area of Oshawa decide ... READ

You can't complain if you don't vote

This is not a new phenomenon, but it is reiterating a very important point that many across this city are trying to make: You have to vote to have your voice heard.

The numbers prove that less and less people are casting their ballots in every election that is held.

Oshawa is absolutely no exception. In the last municipal electio ... READ

Oshawa residents left out, uninformed

The amount of building permits being issued in Oshawa is almost to the point where yet another record will be broken.

Currently, the number sits at $328 million. By the end of the year Councillor John Aker says that number could reach $600 million.

That’s good news for the city. It means progress. It means more projects, mo ... READ

MPs idle in summer and in session


Dear Editor,

I can’t be the only Canadian who notices that our Members of Parliament accomplish just as much on their holidays as they do when they are in session.

Graham Ducker

Why isn't NATO fighting back?


Dear Editor,

I’m confused. 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is reported in the press as stating they will not support Ukraine against Russia, as Ukraine is not a member of NATO.  However, why has NATO in the past supported Serbia, Libya, and Afghanistan, who are not members of NATO ... READ

Why is Oshawa's downtown hotel never mentioned?


Dear Editor,

I have often wondered why the downtown hotel that apparently is doing very well for itself, paying taxes, along with creating jobs for Canadians, is never mentioned, that I am aware of, in any articles by members of council?

The hotel I am referring to is called the La Quinta on King Street East, a ... READ

Thoughts on friends I lost this week


By Bill Fox/Columnist

Death is such a difficult subject, don't you agree? Years ago, I heard Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross speak at Massey Hall and she included a small mention of death. I will never forget her words that night, because they have given me consolation this week, with the death of two friends; Art Chai, a co ... READ

The Henry name and photography


Left: This is a photograph of E.E. Henry who was a well-known photographer. Right: This is a shot of Col. W.B. Wetmore. The Oshawa Community Museum has several copies of E.E. Henry's work to see.

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist

The Henry name is a well-known last name in Oshawa. Their family home is a part of the ... READ

10 questions keeping me awake


By Bill Fox/Columnist

1. When will Rob Ford 'go back out'?  I have heard that for alcoholics, sobriety has to be your number one priority. As I see it, Rob still has the election as number one and I’m wondering if it is because of the power, or for the pure intention of making Toronto a better city in the wa ... READ


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