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Gens not worried to face the roar of a Remparts' home crowd


The Oshawa Generals celebrate during their 4-3 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on May 23. Next they face the host Quebec Remparts at 4:30 on May 24. 

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Hunter Smith rushed down the ice, swatting the puck toward the goal. Bouncing off ... READ

The Oshawa Generals won their Mastercard Memorial Cup opener 4-3 over the Rimouski Oceanic. Read the full game preview and Three Thoughts from The Express before the Gens take on the host Quebec Remparts today at 4:30 p.m..

Holiday Inn behind schedule


The Holiday Inn Express at the corner of Simcoe Street North and Richmond Street East will not be completed in time for the Pan Am Games, as had been originally planned.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express 

The Holiday Inn Express, meant for completion for the Pan Am Games this July, will need a miracle t ... READ

Composition of council on the table


By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express 

Regional council is set to get a makeover.

At its latest meeting, Durham's council voted to create a special committee that will be looking at the composition of the regional body.

The committee will be comprised of 15 members, including one from each of the ... READ

Fire hall pricier than planned


By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express 

Oshawa council got a bit of a surprise when the bids for the construction of Fire Hall 6 came in.

After prequalifying five contractors to bid on the newest addition to the city’s fire facilities, the lowest bid came in at more than $600,000 above the budgeted $3. ... READ

Cargo ship operator: Oshawa port "held back" by regulations


The MV Olza, seen here while in port in Oshawa, had its stay extended due to what freight management worker Firat Adriansen calls unneeded regulations that are holding back the development of the Oshawa Port.

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express 

After being stuck in Oshawa Port for three days, the oper ... READ

Gens topple Rimouski 4-3 in Memorial Cup opener


Oshawa Generals Tobias Lindberg swats at the puck as it bounces by the Rimouski Oceanic goaltender. Lindberg got things started for the Generals in their 4-3 win. 

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

With perhaps only a few hiccups, the Oshawa Generals picked up right where they left off after their OHL c ... READ

Gens not worried to face the roar of a Remparts' home crowd


The Oshawa Generals celebrate during their 4-3 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on May 23. Next they face the host Quebec Remparts at 4:30 on May 24. 

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Hunter Smith rushed down the ice, swatting the puck toward the goal. Bouncing off the Rimouski goaltender’s pads, th ... READ

Gens team profile


A big congratulations to the Oshawa Generals on their Ontario Hockey League Championship win.

The victory marks the first J. Ross Robertson Trophy win for the Generals since 1997.

The Gens will now travel to Quebec City to compete for the Memorial Cup.

The girst game for the Gens in the round-robin gets ... READ

Durham derby empowers women through sport


DRRD's Atom Smashers after their Winter Wipeout championship win in March.

By Sadia Badhon/The Oshawa Express 

Two teams from the Durham Region Roller Derby (DRRD) league were in Guelph to tackle their opponents for their first full-game of the season.

DRRD’s Atom Smashers faced off against G ... READ

UOIT heads to the outer limits


Students prepare to launch the weather balloon during the Science Rendevous at UOIT on May 9.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express 

Students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology got to glimpse the edge of space recently after launching a helium-filled weather balloon into the upper atmosp ... READ

Durham walks for muscular dystrophy


Community members are getting their muscles moving on Saturday, May 24 in an effort to fight against muscular dystrophy.

The annual Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a way for the community to support thousands of Canadians who have a neuromuscular disorder.

Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases ... READ

Oshawa on top


Oshawa has a new reason to celebrate.

The city has earned first place as the number one Canadian city in the Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future list according to a report by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times.

Oshawa has come fifth place overall in the list of international cities in th ... READ

DC students recognized for being prepared


A group of Durham College students did their part to contribute to the 20th anniversary of Emergency Preparedness Week from May 3 to 9, and were rewarded for their efforts.

The office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and the Insurance Bureau ... READ

Officer hurt during arrest; man arrested over theft, assault


A police officer was taken to the hospital as a result of an injury sustained during an arrest.

On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Durham police were at a Brock Street East residence in Oshawa for an investigation into stolen property. Police say the suspect answered the door and denied any involvement. How ... READ

Man slashed while helping cops


A Whitby man was on the other end of a knife when assisting police officers apprehend a suspect in Oshawa.

On Thursday, May 14 at approximately 8 p.m., police were in the area of Thornton Road North near Columbus Road West to answer a call in regards to a missing person seen in the company of two male suspects. When of ... READ

Fire set at hydro tower site on city border


Durham police are seeking anyone who has information on a fire that caused $10,000 worth of damage at a construction site of a future hydro tower.

Some time between Saturday, May 2 and Monday, May 4, police say a suspect or suspects entered the Hydro One construction site on Townline Road North near Winchester Road alo ... READ

Police looking for suspect in convenience store robbery


Durham police are seeking a suspect they say robbed an Oshawa convenience store at gunpoint.

On Wednesday, May 13 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a male entered the Mac’s convenience store on Grandview Street South where he took out a gun, pointed it at the lone employee in the store and demanded cash.

The 23 ... READ

Regional musical chairs


The talk of the composition of regional council has finally begun.

It has been nearly 20 years since the makeup of this body was last looked at, and it had been quite some time before that.

The case has been brought up in the past of Oshawa having too many seats on council – eight – while other muni ... READ

On the cusp


Although the writing had been on the wall since the production of the next-generation Camaro was said to be taking place south of the border, the loss of 1,000 jobs at Oshawa Assembly – more than a quarter of its work force – was no easier a pill to swallow.

This is the first in likely many announcements, b ... READ

Looking back on a nightmare


Remembering a traumatic part of a culture’s heritage is a tough ordeal, to say the least, but that is exactly what the Beth Zion Synagogue did with its Holocaust memorial service over the weekend.

Why is it so important to look back at the worst of mankind? Let’s see.

It was seven decades ago that t ... READ

Getting nowhere fast


The region has now entered its second week with empty public high school classes, and based on how things are looking, that number could easily stretch into a third week, a fourth, fifth, etc. The issue? Nobody is talking.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), the union that represents public high s ... READ

Selling Hydro One is a bad deal for Oshawa


Dear Editor, 

Whether you know it or not, you are an owner of Hydro One; but if Kathleen Wynne has her way, you won’t be for long.

Hydro One takes power from dams or generating stations across Ontario and brings it to our community, where Oshawa Public Utilities Commission then delivers it to our hom ... READ

A sign of things to come


Dear Editor,

The election victory of the NDP in Alberta sends a clear message to all politicians.

When given the choice of a few dollars in their pockets or a viable social safety net, Canadians will vote overwhelmingly for the social safety net.

We know that the social safety net saved Canadians from c ... READ

Where the money comes from


Dear Editor,

Your paper's recent article about the mayor and councillor's election campaign spending was good as far as it went.

But missing was any reporting on all the massive donations those elected to Oshawa council accepted for their campaigns. It is a real eye opener to note how much came from contributio ... READ

Keeping up with the times


By Bill Fox/Columnist

A few weeks ago, I finally succumbed and bought my first cell phone. With the help of my youngest son, I bought an iPhone 5C. Now the problem I'm finding is that it has become almost addictive.

My wife says that my new best friend is Siri. If you are uninitiated, Siri is like an artificial ... READ

Good and bad travel advisories


By Bill Fox/Columnist

I recently came back after two weeks outside of Vancouver seeing my three-week old granddaughter. From there, we went on to the San Francisco area to visit a younger #1 brother. We were joined in San Francisco by #2 brother from Burlington. I'm sharing some of the insights I learned that might be ... READ

We all had one, but I lost mine


By Bill Fox/Columnist

I lost mine a few years ago. It was quite sudden. I didn't even have a chance to say good-bye. One day mine was suddenly gone. We had a family meeting the day before to decide what to do with mine, as mine now needed a lot of care. By the next morning, mine had decided it was time to leave.

< ... READ

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