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  • First budget unveiled

    January 16, 2019

    By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express The finish line on the 2019 budget is still far from sight, but the first details are here. After crunching the numbers, staff has submitted a 2.52 per cent tax [...]
  • Marko Ivancicevic was one of several residents who spoke out in favour of cannabis retail shops in Oshawa. Ivancicevic, who applied for a retail license with the province, argued the city would miss [...]
  • (Photo courtesy of Unifor) More than 2,000 people attended a large rally in Windsor in support of Unifor’s efforts to battle General Motors’ plan to shutter the Oshawa assembly plant at the end [...]
  • This memorial sat at the corner of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street after a 19-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed at the busy intersection in November. By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express It has [...]
  • Elaine Baxter-Trahair By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express Durham’s new CAO says she has been seeking the opportunity for a long time, and is excited to fill the role for Durham. “I’m loving [the [...]
  • By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express Regional council is contemplating taking a wait and see approach when it comes to the disposal of single use plastics. Durham Region is attempting to emulate [...]
  • By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express Four of Oshawa’s downtown parking facilities could be getting a major facelift. Council has approved a staff recommendation to replace the access equipment, [...]
  • A chance meeting in Toronto has led a Durham Region to launch Randy’s Starfish Project in hopes of supporting local homeless individuals. (File photo) By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express A [...]


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  • (Cartoon by George Longley) It was not an easy decision, and one not to be taken lightly. But at the end of the day, Oshawa city council made the right choice by voting to allow private retail cannabis stores in the city. Since October, cannabis has been legal in Canada and that is the most important factor council had to consider in the matter. As Councillor Bob Chapman stated, if it is legal, it needs to be regulated. Councillor Rosemary McConkey argued that it would make sense to take a wait [...]

Letters to the Editor

  • Dear editor, I am so glad your paper did not glorify the disgusting excuse of human vermin that is Adam Strong, as the newsmaker of the year, and thereby put the families of two victims through unnecessary anguish at this festive time of year, which another local publication decided was a wise, empathetic thing to do. How the pending GM situation could not be the 2018 story of the year is inconceivable. Thanks for your prudent thought process in recognizing the priorities of sensitivity. We [...]

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