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  • City council has rejected a request from PFLAG Durham to paint the planters in Civic Square in rainbow colours at no cost to the city. Councillors later voted in favour of seeing the feasibility of planting a garden supporting human rights.
    City council has rejected a request from PFLAG Durham to paint the planters in Civic Square in rainbow colours at no cost to the city. Councillors later voted in favour of seeing the feasibility of [...]
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    By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express New provincial land use rules designed to halt the creep of urban sprawl have city officials and land use planners shrugging their shoulders. Recently, the city [...]
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    The Region of Durham thinks it has found the best group to serve as its ombudsman. According to a report presented to the region’s finance and administration committee, the proposal presented by [...]
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    By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express It’s official – crime was down in the region last year. According to the recently released annual report for 2015, Durham residents experienced less crime [...]
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    The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and the Region of Durham have given the go ahead to Covanta’s proposed plan to get one of the boilers at the Durham York Energy Centre back [...]

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    More tests needed

    June 22, 2016

    Well, he finally said it. After months of saying there was nothing to worry about, Dr. Robert Kyle, the region’s medical officer of health, has confirmed what many have been saying for quite some time: the exceedance of dioxins and furans at the Durham York Energy Centre is a problem. More specifically, Kyle says a build up of these toxins could lead to problems if it makes its way into the food supply. Remember, Health Canada has said that dioxins and furans can accumulate in the body, and a [...]
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