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Pandering to the public perception

April 27, 2016

Public opinion is a powerful thing, and Oshawa council would be wise to remember it. If given the option, the city should follow in Toronto’s footsteps and ban the practice [...]

A deal that needs to pay off

April 20, 2016

It’s an announcement that, on the face of it, doesn’t exactly strike confidence. After months of negotiations, the city has finally announced that a deal has been [...]

Saving the past

April 13, 2016

There is an old cliché that states to know the future, you must know the past. While there may or may not be some truth to that, there is definitely a value in preserving [...]

Behind closed doors

April 6, 2016

A pair of contentious meetings, one in late December and another in late January, spelled out the fate of the Durham York Energy Centre. The first resulted in the region [...]

More names on the list

March 29, 2016

Another year goes by, and another Sunshine List comes out. And, as is expected, the number is larger than it was last year. More and more people, working for the public [...]

Changes at the station

March 22, 2016

In the coming months, the province’s Police Services Act – which governs how police should act, be trained and, in some cases, be disciplined – will be up for review. [...]

The fuse is lit

March 15, 2016

Ethanol. Some say it’s a cleaner source of energy, but for years it has been a dirty word in Oshawa, and the city has been unable to wash it away. Silence and calculated [...]

Times they are a changin’

March 9, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada has some bittersweet news for Oshawa. If General Motors and its assembly plant were to leave the city, the local economy would continue to [...]

Quality over quantity

March 1, 2016

The region’s council composition committee has had its final vote, and it doesn’t look good for Oshawa. The city, the largest in the region, is set to lose two seats on [...]

Doing what others won’t

February 23, 2016

On Feb. 17, a group of 12 Durham residents were honoured at regional council. Standing in the council chambers, each of these individuals received a plaque and a handshake. [...]
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