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  • The spot for Oshawa pot shop

    February 20, 2019

    This could be the location of a pot shop in Oshawa. An application has been made to bring a cannabis retail location to 575 Laval Drive near the Walmart on Stevenson Road. Public consultation on the [...]
  • Taxes up 188 per cent

    February 19, 2019

    The final day of council budget deliberations saw a lengthy debate on the status of Oshawa’s fire services. A motion to hire four additional firefighters in 2019 was defeated in a close vote. By [...]
  • Durham Region Transit has laid out its priorities within the 2019 budget, including $2,175 million in upgrades to the Raleigh garage in Oshawa. (Twitter photo) By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express  [...]
  • Durham Paramedic Services has asked for pre-budget approval from regional council to purchase nine replacement ambulances in 2019. By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express Durham Paramedic Services is [...]
  • Lakeridge Health
    Lakeridge Health is in the midst of developing a master plan for the next 25 years. By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express As Lakeridge Health maps out the next 25 years of health care in Durham, a new [...]
  • The base price of the low floor buses will be around $158,255, while the base price of high floor buses was previously $111,003 in a previous deal. By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express The region and [...]
  • By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express The case for bringing a safe injection site to Oshawa will be heard by city councillors this week. Council will hear a presentation from Paul McGary, director of [...]
  • Trent University
    By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express As its student population grows, Trent University is seeking the region’s help to begin an expansion of its Durham campus. The university’s vice-president of [...]

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  • Amber Alerts can be improved

    February 19, 2019

    Riya Rajkumar had just celebrated her 11th birthday. Only days later, this innocent child was dead, allegedly at the hands of her own father. By now, most of us are familiar with the details of this heartbreaking story that unfolded earlier this month. The death of a child is always tragic. But there is another side story to this that is equally important. On the morning of Feb. 15, a number of people took to social media to vent about the fact they’d been woken up by an Amber Alert [...]

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  • Dear Editor, Doug Ford is at it again, trying to find another way to destroy our beloved wild areas and the animals who live there by reviewing the Endangered Species Act. The proposals being considered would make it easier for industry and developers to destroy the habitats of our most vulnerable plants and animals. The ministry is inviting the public to consider options that, if passed, would undermine the critical measures that enable positive outcomes for species at risk. Any amendments to [...]

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