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  • The province is seeking public consultation as it moves forward with reviewing the role of regional governments. The Ford government has appointed two special advisers, Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling, [...]
  • The body found in north Oshawa last week has been identified as 43-year-old Jason John Brown of Kitchener. DRPS have turned the investigation over to Wellington County OPP. (Photo by Colin [...]
  • The region has struck a task force to help direct Durham’s next strategic plan. By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express An Oshawa councillor is one of four members of a regional task force mandated [...]
  • Durham Region could soon enter into a five-year agreement with The Boys and Girls Club of Durham to offer youth trustee services.  By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express The region is set to partner [...]
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority officials are warning the public to be aware of rising water levels and potential flooding as spring draws closer.  Spring is approaching, and that means [...]
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    The City of Oshawa is warning of a potential scam targeting businesses with entry doors that do not open or close automatically. Concerned business owners have reported in-person visits from [...]
  • House sales in Durham jumped almost 16 per cent in February (Oshawa Express file photo)  By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express Durham Region’s housing market continued its hot start to 2019 in [...]
  • By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express With a new term comes new committees, and the region has selected its members for the Durham Region Transit Advisory Committee (TAC). Each municipality in Durham was [...]

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  • Time to be transparent

    March 13, 2019

    (Cartoon by George Longley) Late last week Durham Regional Police fraud investigators closed the book on allegations laid against the City of Oshawa. The allegations were connected to the city’s purchase of 199 Wentworth Street East in 2013 for a new works depot, and the subsequent controversy around city hall. The situation has become one of Oshawa’s most infamous political topics, as the fallout led to the dissolution of the city’s auditor general position, and a number of people [...]

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  • Dear Editor, This is in response to reader Jeff Goodall’s letter “Amber Alerts Are A Bother,” which appeared in the March 6th Express. I have just one question for you, Jeff:  What the hell is wrong with you? “Uncalled-for assaults on citizens in their own homes?” The only uncalled-for assault which took place was on an 11-year-old girl in her own home, where she was murdered by her own father. Where were your children and grandchildren, Jeff? Oh yes, they were [...]

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