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  • The Region of Durham will be calling on Metrolinx to get started on a project to expand Bloor Street near the Oshawa GO station in order to relieve some of the traffic backup seen in the area during rush hour traffic. Metrolinx first committed to the project in 2014.
    The Region of Durham will be calling on Metrolinx to get started on a project to expand Bloor Street near the Oshawa GO station in order to relieve some of the traffic backup seen in the area during [...]
  • Councillor Amy McQuaid-England says she was disrespected and not allowed to do her job after councillors voted against having a one-hour break at a committee of the whole meeting. Regional Chair Roger Anderson said he had given his word that there would be a break, but then introduced a motion calling for a one-hour rest but adding that he "hopes it gets defeated," which it was. Several councillors say the new committee structure is not working, with a motion set to come to regional council this week to revert back to the old system.
    By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express Originally planned to be in place by the fall, Durham Region will have an integrity commissioner for the start of the new year, pending council approval. In a [...]
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    Regional clerk stepping down

    December 8, 2016

    By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express The Region of Durham will soon be looking for a new clerk. The Oshawa Express has learned that Debi Wilcox, the regional clerk since September 2015, will be [...]
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      By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express Something is not adding up inside the budget of Oshawa Public Libraries. Going into the budget discussions for 2017, councillors are looking at a nearly [...]
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    Daniel Cullen with the H.O.P.E. Coalition, which works to bring attention to homelessness, talks to a group of supporters at Memorial Park on the need for affordable housing and poverty reduction [...]

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    It really is too bad, and it’s hard to comprehend how a service that opens the door to information for Oshawa residents can be so unwilling to share the truth about itself. The fact is, the question of why Oshawa Public Libraries is continuing to spend the majority of its budgets on wages and salaries, while relying on the city for funds to be put toward things like rebranding and new technology for their branches, is one that needs to be answered. For 2017, of the approximately $8.9 million [...]
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