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Pills or bills?

April 26, 2017

Just about everyone has faced a form of sticker shock at the pharmacy counter. You’ve been prescribed a medication to treat whatever it is that ails you. But then you see [...]

Keeping an eye on the police

April 18, 2017

Monday mornings are one of the most dreaded times of the week by many. After a relaxing weekend, it marks the time when you have to put on your work clothes and head back out [...]

Not to be forgotten

April 12, 2017

Many things – events, people, objects – have been lost to the passage of time. A speech made by a pre-presidential Abraham Lincoln in 1856 that led to the creation of the [...]

A list that keeps on growing

April 5, 2017

It’s that time of year again – the Sunshine List is released, and many a person looks at the number of people in the public sector making six-digit incomes and begins to [...]

Not a decision for council to make

March 29, 2017

For many, it was a slap in the face of the democratic process. Instead of taking their time and allowing the public to comment on their proposed idea, councillors went right [...]

Taking money from both pockets

March 22, 2017

Over the last six years, the City of Oshawa and the Region of Durham have been embroiled in a lawsuit. First launched in 2011, the suit came after the city said it was [...]

Oshawa deserves a byelection

March 15, 2017

When it comes to improving our city, council has used our tax dollars for a number of things. Whether it’s for road repairs, facility upgrades or park improvements, our [...]

Short-term gain, long-term pain

March 8, 2017

This past week was a busy one for hydro hounds in Oshawa. The first piece of information came when news broke that the city’s local power company, the Oshawa Power and [...]

A sign of good faith

March 1, 2017

There’s a lesson that many parents often teach their children – you will appreciate something more if you buy it yourself. Instead of having Mom and Dad for that shiny [...]

The next big thing

February 22, 2017

Some time this spring – some staff have said March, others have offered a less specific timeline – regional councillors will hear the case for bringing anaerobic [...]
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