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Don’t reward subpar work

February 15, 2017

We may be into the econd month of 2017, but for Covanta, the calendar is still looking back at 2016. At the end of this month, the New Jersey-based operator of the Durham [...]

When will the bandage be ripped off?

February 8, 2017

At this point, one would think Oshawa council would be aware that this type of solution does not work. Council approved what was mostly a status quo budget and a 2.37 per [...]

Wasting taxpayer dollars overseas

February 1, 2017

This past summer, a group of people from the Region of Durham decided to take a trip to Europe. The trip, to investigate anaerobic digestion technology that may soon be [...]

Keep the fire alive

January 25, 2017

Sometimes, it’s nice to know you’re not alone. When Oshawa residents packed into council chambers on Jan. 16, it was civic engagement unlike anything this city has seen [...]

Where’s the money going to come from?

January 17, 2017

Talk to a mayor or councillor at just about any municipality in Ontario, or even elsewhere in Canada, and one thing that most can agree on, despite political leanings, is [...]

Commission: Reform it or dump it

January 11, 2017

There are a lot of things one can do in 128 minutes. That’s enough time to watch a decent movie. Assuming clear roads, you could get to (or at least pretty darn close to) [...]

Hoping for a more open 2017

January 10, 2017

This past year, both levels of local government got a slap on the wrist for doing something that is truly the antithesis of working in the public service – doing work that [...]

‘Tis the season

December 21, 2016

As the events of the week have shown, the world can be a scary place. The 12 dead at the Christmas market in Berlin, the Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey and the three [...]

Fighting a growing problem

December 14, 2016

Today, The Oshawa Express publishes the second feature in three weeks discussing one subject: addiction to opiates. Headlines across the country and right here at home have [...]

Giving a bad name to a good service

December 7, 2016

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. [...]
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