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Hiding behind deaf ears

July 6, 2016

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” That quote by revered novelist George Orwell rung true at regional [...]

It’s time for the truth on ethanol

June 29, 2016

The tension at the Port Authority’s annual general meeting could have been cut with a pair of scissors; not that it would have helped alleviate the frustration and anger of [...]

More tests needed

June 22, 2016

Well, he finally said it. After months of saying there was nothing to worry about, Dr. Robert Kyle, the region’s medical officer of health, has confirmed what many have [...]

Finding the best solution

June 15, 2016

In the coming weeks, what have been described as friendly chats will likely come to an end. General niceties will make way for demands from both sides of the table. The [...]

Keeping a city safe

June 9, 2016

For many Oshawa residents, it has been a scary year. The amount of fires in the city has skyrocketed compared to last year, with those hungry flames causing millions of [...]

Groundhog Day at the incinerator

May 31, 2016

It feels like October all over again. Just like seven months ago, the Durham York Energy Centre has, once again, exceeded its limits on dioxins and furans, and the region is [...]

Voting in the 21st century

May 25, 2016

Councillor Amy McQuaid-England wants to change the way councillors vote at the region. Under the current system, councillors raise their hands during votes or, in the case of [...]

OPUC process far from clear

May 17, 2016

Words are easy to say, carrying out their meaning is the hard part. Ever since the Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation announced it was looking into a merger with Whitby [...]

Money, money, money

May 10, 2016

Sir Henry Lauder, a turn of the century entertainer from Scotland, once said that a bank book can make good reading – better than some novels. Over at the region, that [...]

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 [...]
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