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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 [...]

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 [...]
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