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June 16, 2015

City council has had its fair share of special meetings. Those are the meetings that aren’t on the originally set calendar of events and take place on days typically not [...]

Regional fire rejection

June 9, 2015

When Regional Chair Roger Anderson announced a study would soon be conducted on the possibility of amalgamating the region’s fire departments, it was only a matter of time [...]

What a mess

June 2, 2015

The recent announcement that CAA has named Bloor Street East the worst road in the region came as a surprise to none. The road – especially between Simcoe and Ritson – [...]

Boondoggle of billions

May 26, 2015

The 200-plus people that packed the ballroom of the Lakeview Pavilion recently was a clear representation of what many Ontario residents are thinking – selling the majority [...]

Regional musical chairs

May 19, 2015

The talk of the composition of regional council has finally begun. It has been nearly 20 years since the makeup of this body was last looked at, and it had been quite some [...]

On the cusp

May 12, 2015

Although the writing had been on the wall since the production of the next-generation Camaro was said to be taking place south of the border, the loss of 1,000 jobs at Oshawa [...]

Looking back on a nightmare

May 5, 2015

Remembering a traumatic part of a culture’s heritage is a tough ordeal, to say the least, but that is exactly what the Beth Zion Synagogue did with its Holocaust memorial [...]

Getting nowhere fast

April 28, 2015

The region has now entered its second week with empty public high school classes, and based on how things are looking, that number could easily stretch into a third week, a [...]

No time was the right time

April 14, 2015

No matter what, someone was not going to be happy. The sale by the federal government of its shares in General Motors – acquired as part of helping the auto company [...]

Just one is too much

April 7, 2015

Today, we commend Durham College. The college’s sexual assault and sexual violence policy and procedures are not only a step toward keeping our campuses and community safer [...]
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